Inventory of the archives of the Secretary, Council of Police, 1649 - 1795
Letters Received
274 - 64
Letters Received
1652 - 1787
 
274
1652 Apr 20 - 1653 May 31
 
The dating is based on the first letters received after van Riebeeck arrived at the Cape.
This volume also contains records prior to this date, such as the "remonstrantie" of L Jansz and M Proot dated 26 Jul 1649 and van Riebeeck's commentary of Jun 1651; also extracts from letters, instructions, etc.
The volume also contains a register on vols. C274 - C279 which was apparently compiled by Leibbrandt. See also Precis of Leibbrandt.
275
1653 Oct 29 - 1655 Jan 18
 
Letter no 54 is incomplete.
276
1655 Jan 12 - 1656 Jun 21
 
277
1656 Apr 12 - 1657 Jul 15
 
This volume commences with an extract from a letter dated 12 Apr 1656, presumably sent to the Cape for the information of van Riebeeck. Since the covering letter could not be traced, it was decided to leave it here.
278
1657 Jun 15 - 1658 Sept 2
 
This record which was numbered 158 originally, forms part of no 156 and was placed correctly. No 158 could not be traced.
279
1658 Oct 10 - 1659 Dec 27
 
280
1660 Jan 17 - 1661 Jan 7
 
This volume contains a register which pertains to vols. C280 - C288.
281
1661 Jan 7 - Dec 20
 
No 24 is a copy of a record which was originally dated 21 Aug 1660. It was copied on 18 Jan 1661 and filed under the latter date, for practical reasons.
282
1662 Jan 29 - Sept 18
 
283
1662 Nov 15 - 1664 Apr 29
 
284
1664 Aug 14 - Dec 22
 
285
1664 Dec 24 - 1666 Jan 30
 
286
1666 Mar 25 - Oct 23
 
Includes two letters dated 22 Aug 1668 and 3 Oct 1665, respectively.
287
1666 Oct 23 - 1667 May 14
 
288
1667 May 14 - Dec 23
 
289
1668 Jan 25 - 1669 Aug 22
 
The original p.146 could not be traced.
290
1669 Aug 24 - 1670 Nov 18
 
291
1670 Nov 24 - 1671 May 16
 
Contains unnumbered duplicates which were placed directly after the letters from which they were copied.
292
1671 May 23 - Nov 24
 
293
1671 Nov 26 - 1672 Jun 29
 
294
1672 Jun 29 - Dec 11
 
295
1673 Jan 5 - Mar 15
 
296
1673 Apr 7 - Oct 26
 
The first two pages of the last letter in this volume dated 26 Oct 1673, could not be traced.
297
1673 Nov 4 - Dec 30
 
298
1674 Jan 5 - Mar 8
 
The internal order of vols C298 - C347 was restored. The letters were placed in chronological order, according to their dates and the annexures were placed with the relevant letters. Where uncertainty occurred, an annexure was placed with the letter to which it had relevance. Annexures which could not be placed with applicable letters are in chronological order at the back of the volume.
299
1674 Apr 2 - Sept 15
 
300
1674 Oct 31
 
301
1674 Nov 26 - Dec 10
 
302
1674 Dec 20 - 1675 Jan 11
 
303
1675 May 13 - Jul 19
 
304
1675 Aug 10 - 1676 Jan
 
305
1676 Feb 9 - Sept 10
 
306
1676 Sept 10 - Nov 28
 
307
1676 Nov 28 - Dec 15
 
308
1677 Jan 20 - May 17
 
309
1677 Aug 27 - 30
 
310
1677 Sept 2 - 1678 Jan 27
 
311
1678 Jan 31 - Feb 16
 
312
1678 Feb 16 - Apr 22
 
313
1678 Jun 1 - Sept 12
 
314
1678 Nov 1 - Dec 29
 
The following records were placed in their correct chronological order in vol. C315: three petitions of free burghers of Mauritius to the chief thereat, two undated and one dated 23 Jul 1678; one letter of the captain of the Bode to the chief of Mauritius dated 21 Sept 1678 and one letter of Captain Frederik Janse Swart to the Chamber Amsterdam dated 18 Dec 1678.
315
1679 Jan 3 - Apr 9
 
See note under No 314.
316
1679 Apr 9 - Aug 15
 
317
1679 Oct 11 - Nov 21
 
318
1679 Dec 5 - 1680 Jun 20
 
319
1680 Jun 20 - Nov 9
 
Contains lists of navigational instruments and maps which were provided to ships in the Netherlands.
320
1680 Nov 9 - 30
 
321
1680 Dec 5 - 1681 Jan 5
 
322
1681 Jan 5 - May 8
 
323
1681 Jul 10 - Nov 29
 
324
1681 Nov 29 - Dec 29
 
325
1682 Jan 8 - Jun 10
 
The register and annexures dated 9 Jan 1682, have been removed from vol. C414 (old number), since it was dated incorrectly 9 Jan 1681 by the author.
326
1682 Jun 8 - 1683 Jan 10
 
327
1683 Jan 10 - 30
 
328
1683 Mar 8 - 20
 
329
1683 Mar 20 - Nov 29
 
An annexure dated 12 Dec 1683 and which bears no relevance to the last letter, was placed at the back of the volume, since it was received from the same ship.
330
1683 Dec 7 - 8
 
331
1683 Dec 8 - 31
 
332
1684 Jan 5 - May 12
 
333
1684 Jun 7 - Nov 30
 
334
1684 Dec 11 - 20
 
The register and two annexures of 11 Dec 1864 were removed from vol. C416 (old number) and placed correctly in this volume. See also the second part of note under No. 335.
335
1685 Jan 2 - Dec 6
 
See note under No. 334.
Nos. 18 and 19, annexures to no. 17, were removed from vol. C415 (old number) and correctly placed in this volume.
336
1685 Dec 10 - 1686 Mar 28
 
337
1686 Apr 20 - Oct 25
 
338
1686 Nov 2 - Dec 14
 
339
1686 Dec 14 - 1687 Feb 25
 
The first letter in this volume is undated, but since it is a duplicate of the last letter in the previous volume, it was dated 14 Dec 1686.
340
1687 Feb 28 - Dec 18
 
341
1687 Dec 19 - 23
 
A memorial dated January 1688 was removed from this volume and placed correctly in vol. C342.
See second part of note under No. 342 and paragraph 2 of note under No. 344.
342
1688 Jan 10 - Mar 12
 
See note under No. 341.
An annexure dated 1 Nov 1687, to a letter dated 12 Mar 1688 was removed from vol. C416 (old number) and placed correctly in this volume.
343
1688 Apr 1 - Oct 6
 
Contains a list of records dated 22 Oct 1688 which were sent to the Cape with the ship Tuymelaar.
344
1688 Oct 6 - Dec 16
 
Contains a copy of a record dated 25 Oct 1688 at the beginning of the volume.
A letter dated 22 Dec 1687, was removed and placed correctly in vol. C341.
345
1688 Dec 27 - 1689 Jan 22
 
346
1689 Feb 15 - Nov 15
 
347
1689 Nov 16 - Dec 30
 
348
1690 Jan 4 - Nov 1
 
Vols. C348 - C406 could not be arranged internally, since the volumes were not rebound.
Since the letters were not always arranged chronologically, the beginning and end dates of some of the volumes overlap.
349
1690 Jul 12 - 1691 Oct 1
 
350
1691 Jan 15 - 1693 Feb 19
 
351
1691 Oct 1 - 1692 Oct 20
 
352
1692 Apr 20 - 1693 Aug 19
 
353
1692 May 25 - 1693 Aug 19
 
354
1693 Jan 25 - 1694 Sept 21
 
355
1694 Jan 18 - 1695 Apr 15
 
356
1694 Aug 27 - 1695 Oct 15
 
357
1695 Apr 7 - Nov 30
 
358
1695 Apr 7 - 1696 Jun 15
 
359
1695 Apr 7 - 1696 Oct 24
 
Contains two letters received on 28 Oct 1697 and 27 May 1698, respectively.
360
1696 Sept 3 - 1697 Sept 7
 
361
1697 Apr 27 - 1698 Feb 3
 
362
1698 Feb 3 - Sept 18
 
363
1698 Jul 3 - 1699 Feb 14
 
364
1698 Jul 3 - 1699 Dec 6
 
365
1699 May 14 - Nov 24
 
366
1699 Sept 15 - 1700 Jun 5
 
367
1700 Apr 25 - 1701 Apr 13
 
368
1701 Jan 11 - Jun 25
 
369
1701 Mar 30 - 1702 Apr 13
 
370
1702 Feb 13 - Sept 30
 
371
1702 Aug 26 - 1703 Jun 20
 
372
1702 Dec 14 - 1704 Mar 3
 
373
1704 Mar 3 - Apr 27
 
374
1704 Apr 27 - Dec 19
 
375
1705 Feb 27 - May 5
 
376
1705 May 11 - Dec 8
 
377
1706 Feb 4 - May 4
 
378
1706 May 13 - Jul 26
 
379
1706 Aug 17 - Dec 12
 
380
1707 Feb 20 - Apr 16
 
381
1707 Apr 19 - Nov 7
 
382
1707 Nov 7 - 1708 Feb 15
 
383
1708 Feb 23 - Dec 24
 
384
1709 Jan 8 - May 5
 
385
1709 May 5 - Dec 19
 
386
1710 Jan 10 - May 7
 
387
1710 May 11 - 1711 Jan 14
 
388
1711 Jan 6 - Mar 20
 
389
1711 Mar 20 - Dec 6
 
390
1712 Jan 16 - Mar 23
 
391
1712 Mar 27 - Nov 21
 
392
1713 Feb 4 - 17
 
393
1713 Feb 17 - Apr 29
 
394
1713 Apr 29 - Oct 20
 
395
1714 Jan 19 - Mar 26
 
396
1714 Mar 16 - May 18
 
397
1714 May 18 - Dec 30
 
398
1714 Dec 30 - 1715 Mar 6
 
Contains an annexure dated 11 Oct 1713, which was delivered on 20 Mar 1714 by the Bergh, from Ceylon.
399
1715 Mar 8 - Apr 29
 
400
1715 Apr 30 - Dec 25
 
Also contains an extract from a resolution of the Council XVII dated 30 Oct 1713, which was delivered by the Rijksdorf on 18 May 1714.
401
1716 Jan 10 - 1717 Mar 17
 
From January 1716 the annexures form a separate series and are no longer lodged with the letters received. A few annexures remained with the latter, since the volumes up to C406 were not rebound.
402
1717 Mar 28 - 1718 May 26
 
403
1718 Jun 3 - 1719 Dec 26
 
404
1717 Jun 8 - 1719 Mar 13
 
All the letters in this volume are duplicates, except for one.
405
1719 Dec - 1720 Nov 22
 
406
1721 Jan 11 - Dec 21
 
407
1722 Jan 13 - Apr 11
 
From this volume onwards, the volumes have been arranged internally and the letters have been placed chronologically according to the date received. Letters on which the date of receipt was not indicated, have been placed chronologically according to the date of the letter. In some cases the date of receipt was traced in other sources such as the journal and placed correctly. Undated letters were placed at the back of the relevant volumes.
Annexures and registers of annexures traced in various volumes were removed and placed chronologically in the series Annexures to Letters Received.
408
1722 Apr 12 - Dec 27
 
409
1722 Dec 29 - 1723 Apr 4
 
410
1723 Apr 5 - Jul 9
 
411
1723 Jul 11 - Dec 22
 
A letter from the chief and secunde of Rio de la Goa to the Governor and Council of the Cape, dated 10 Mar 1723 and received on 11 Jul 1723 was removed from vol. C124 (old number) and placed correctly in this volume.
412
1724 Jan 2 - Mar 13
 
An undated letter from the chief of Rio de la Goa was removed from vol. C125 (old number) and placed chronologically in this volume.
413
1724 Apr 2 - Sept 19
 
414
1724 Sept 19 - Nov 23
 
415
1725 Jan 7 - Feb 25
 
416
1725 Mar 18 - Jul 30
 
417
1725 Aug 3 - Dec 14
 
418
1725 Dec 19 - 1726 Jan 16
 
419
1726 Jan 16 - Feb 19
 
420
1726 Feb 19 - Aug 21
 
421
1726 Aug 22 - Dec 18
 
422
1726 Dec 26 - 1727 Feb 17
 
423
1727 Feb 17 - Jun 8
 
424
1727 Jul 4 - Sept 11
 
425
1727 Sept 23 - 1728 Feb 19
 
426
1728 Feb 22 - Jul 15
 
427
1728 Jul 25 - Dec 19
 
428
1729 Jan 7 - Feb 24
 
Contains a letter of the captain of the Steenhoven to Mr Muller dated 31 Jan 1729.
429
1729 Feb 24 - Jun 5
 
Contains a list of the deceased of the Pallas, which is an annexure to the letter of the ship's council of the Pallas dated 22 Mar 1729.
430
1729 Jun 8 - Nov 11
 
431
1729 Nov 13 - 1730 Jan 13
 
432
1730 Jan 20 - May 28
 
433
1730 Jun 10
 
434
1730 Jun 10 - Dec 15
 
435
1731 Jan 1 - Mar 23
 
436
1731 Mar 28 - Oct 17
 
437
1731 Nov 5 - 1732 Feb 17
 
438
1732 Mar 2 - Aug 16
 
439
1732 Sept 4 - Dec 25
 
440
1733 Jan 4 - Jun 19
 
441
1733 Jul 2 - 1734 Feb 23
 
442
1734 Mar 1 - May 22
 
443
1734 May 23 - Sept 8
 
444
1734 Sept 8 - Dec 31
 
445
1735 Jan 2 - Mar 12
 
446
1735 Mar 16 - Dec 23
 
447
1735 Dec 23 - 1736 Apr 29
 
448
1736 May 26 - Dec 23
 
449
1737 Jan 3 - Jun 20
 
450
1737 Jun 24 - Dec 13
 
451
1737 Dec 29 - 1738 Feb 18
 
452
1738 Feb 19 - Jul 22
 
453
1738 Aug 14 - 1739 Feb 26
 
454
1739 Mar 1 - Jul 7
 
455
1739 Jul 9 - Dec 9
 
456
1740 Jan 3 - Mar 31
 
457
1740 Apr 27 - Dec 25
 
458
1741 Jan 1 - May 2
 
459
1741 May 18 - Dec 18
 
Letters received from the Delft Chamber and from the chief and council, Canton dated 8 Nov 1741 and 24 Dec 1741, respectively were removed from vol. C461 (old number C448) and placed chronologically in this volume.
460
1742 Jan 7 - Apr 21
 
Contains a secret letter from the Council XVII dated 13 Dec 1741 and received on 13 Apr 1742.
461
1742 Apr 21 - Jul 7
 
Letters received from the Delft Chamber and from the chief and council, Canton dated 8 Nov 1741 and 24 Dec 1741, respectively were removed from this volume and placed chronologically in vol. C459.
462
1742 Jul 7 - Oct 18
 
463
1743 Dec 7 - 1744 Mar 27
 
This volume contains only two letters for 1743, both dated 7 Dec 1743.
464
1744 Apr 1 - Aug 6
 
Contains a secret letter from the Council XVII dated 17 Jan 1744 and received on 26 May 1744.
A letter from the governor - general, Batavia dated 23 Jan 1744 and received on 27 Apr 1744 was removed from vol. C145 (old number) and placed chronologically in this volume.
465
1744 Aug 7 - 1745 Mar 21
 
466
1745 Apr 2 - Jun 3
 
467
1745 Jun 5 - Dec 31
 
468
1746 Jan 1 - Mar 24
 
469
1746 Mar 24 - Sept 19
 
470
1746 Oct 11 - 1747 Feb 13
 
471
1747 Feb 13 - Jun 17
 
472
1747 Jun 18 - Dec 19
 
473
1748 Jan 5 - Jul 15
 
474
1748 Jul 16 - 1749 Mar 5
 
475
1749 Mar 7 - Jul 16
 
476
1749 Jul 22 - Dec 29
 
A letter received from the Prince of Orange dated 30 Aug 1749, was removed from vol. C477 (old number C452) and placed chronologically in vol. C476.
477
1750 Jan 1 - May 14
 
See note under 476.
478
1750 May 14 - Sept 4
 
479
1750 Sept 4 - 1751 Feb 8
 
480
1751 Feb 10 - Jun 2
 
481
1751 Jun 6 - Dec 25
 
Contains an annexure to a letter from the minister of Drakenstein dated 1 Aug 1751.
482
1752 Jan 2 - Mar 26
 
483
1752 Mar 27 - Jul 1
 
484
1752 Jul 1 - Oct 16
 
485
1752 Oct 17 - 1753 Mar 21
 
486
1753 Mar 23 - Jul 15
 
487
1753 Jul 17 - Dec 21
 
Contains a letter from the magistrate of Swellendam dated 12 Dec 1753, which was removed from vol. C488 (old number C454).
488
1753 Dec 25 - 1754 Apr 13
 
See note under 487.
489
1754 Apr 16 - Aug 4
 
490
1754 Aug 6 - Dec 30
 
491
1755 Jan 5 - Apr 8
 
A report of the magistrate of Swellendam to governor Ryk Tulbagh dated 27 Mar 1755 was removed from vol. C156 (old number) and placed chronologically in this volume.
492
1755 Apr 12 - Dec 28
 
493
1756 Jan 1 - Apr 26
 
494
1756 Apr 26 - Jun 29
 
495
1756 Jun 30 - Oct 25
 
496
1756 Oct 25 - 1757 Mar 21
 
Contains a secret letter from the governor - general and council, Batavia dated 29 Oct 1756 and delivered by the Leijden on 17 Jan 1757.
497
1757 Mar 23 - Jun 24
 
498
1757 Jun 26 - Dec 8
 
499
1757 Dec 31 - 1758 Jul 29
 
Vols. C499 - C504 have not been rebound and are therefore not arranged internally.
The dates of the volumes overlap and annexures are included.
500
1758 Jul 28 - 1759 Apr 3
 
501
1759 Mar 17 - Dec 20
 
502
1760 Jan 4 - Jul 15
 
503
1760 Jul 16 - 1761 May 1
 
504
1761 Apr 23 - Dec 28
 
505
1762 Jan 4 - May 24
 
506
1762 May 26 - Dec 31
 
507
1763 Jan 3 - May 3
 
508
1763 May 4 - Sept 15
 
Contains letters dated 20 Nov 1735; 14 Mar 1742; 19 Jan 1744; 17 Jan 1761 and 21 Jan 1761.
509
1763 Sept 16 - Dec 31
 
Letters dated 1 - 13 Jan 1764 were removed from this volume and placed correctly in vol. C510.
510
1764 Jan 1 - May 6
 
See note under 509.
511
1764 May 7 - Jun 13
 
Also contains letters between governor Ryk Tulbagh and secunde Pieter van Reede van Oudtshoorn whilst Tulbagh was on a journey into the interior between Jun - Jul 1764.
512
1764 Jun 15 - Aug 7
 
513
1764 Aug 21 - 1765 Feb 2
 
514
1765 Feb 8 - Jul 6
 
515
1765 Jul 12 - Dec 30
 
516
1766 Jan 1 - 1767 Jan 14
 
Vols. C516 - C517 have not been rebound and therefore were not arranged internally. The two volumes contain a few annexures.
517
1767 Jan 19 - Dec 21
 
518
1767 Dec 31 - 1768 Jun 14
 
519
1768 Jun 24 - 1769 Feb 2
 
520
1769 Feb 2 - Apr 25
 
521
1769 May 6 - Dec 22
 
Contains two French letters dated 20 and 24 Dec 1795 at the back of the volume.
522
1770 Jan 3 - May 7
 
523
1770 May 8 - Aug 19
 
524
1770 Aug 23 - 1771 Feb 23
 
525
1771 Feb 27 - Jul 1
 
526
1771 Jul 2 - Dec 23
 
A French letter dated 30 Nov 1771 was removed from vol. C527 (old number C463) and placed chronologically in this volume.
527
1772 Jan 6 - Apr 18
 
See note under 526.
528
1772 Apr 20 - Jun 20
 
529
1772 Jun 21 - Oct 10
 
530
1772 Oct 19 - 1773 Apr 8
 
531
1773 Apr 9 - Jun 27
 
532
1773 Jun 28 - Dec 31
 
Contains a letter from heemraad Cloete of Stellenbosch to Hoffman dated 23 Aug 1772, in which he reports a shipping disaster.
A letter from the church council of Swartland dated 31 Dec 1773, was removed from vol. C533 (old number C464) and placed correctly in this volume.
Also contains an undated French letter at the back of the volume.
533
1774 Jan 3 - Apr 25
 
See second paragraph of note under 532.
534
1774 Apr 27 - Jul 26
 
535
1774 Jul 28 - Dec 27
 
536
1774 Dec 30 - 1775 Mar 24
 
537
1775 Apr 5 - Jul 20
 
538
1775 Jul 22 - Dec 27
 
Contains an undated Arabic letter with a Dutch translation at the back of the volume.
539
1775 Dec 29 - 1776 Mar 19
 
540
1776 Mar 25 - Jul 10
 
541
1776 Jul 10 - 1777 Jan 17
 
542
1777 Jan 23 - Apr 24
 
543
1777 Apr 24 - Dec 27
 
544
1778 Mar 18 - Aug 20
 
545
1778 Aug 24 - 1779 Jan 14
 
Contains a circular received on 27 Dec 1778 which was removed from vol. C179 (old number).
546
1779 Jan 23 - May 24
 
547
1779 May 24 - Dec 21
 
548
1780 Jan 1 - Apr 12
 
Contains a circular received on 2 Jan 1780 which was removed from vol. C181 (old number).
549
1780 Apr 12 - Dec 5
 
550
1780 Dec 16 - 1781 Apr 14
 
551
1781 Apr 25 - Nov 15
 
Contains a letter from the skipper of the Zon dated 12 May 1781, which was received as an annexure to a letter from the post - holder in False Bay also dated 12 May 1781.
552
1781 Dec 29 - 1782 Jul 12
 
553
1782 Jul 14 - Dec 2
 
554
1782 Dec 2 - 1783 Apr 15
 
A letter from the Council XVII dated 30 Oct 1781 and two letters from the Chamber Amsterdam dated 2 May 1782, of which the exact dates of receipt during 1782 could not be established, were placed at the end of the Letters Received for 1782.
555
1783 Apr 21 - Aug 8
 
556
1783 Aug 8 - Dec 16
 
557
1783 Dec 31 - 1784 Jul 25
 
Volumes C557 - C559 have not been rebound and therefore not arranged internally.
558
1784 Jul 24 - 1785 Jan 25
 
559
1785 Jan 3 - Dec 5
 
560
1785 May 9 - 1786 May 15
 
Volumes C560 - C561 contain letters from the interior only, mostly from the post - holder in False Bay.
561
1786 May 16 - Nov 20
 
562
1785 Dec 31 - 1786 May 22
 
Volumes C562 - C564 have not been rebound and therefore not arranged internally.
563
1786 Mar 15 - 1787 Feb 3
 
The letters of 1787 are mostly foreign letters.
564
1787 Feb 6 - Dec 8
 
565 - 570
Letters Received: Interior
1786 - 1788
 
In volumes C565 - C602 the foreign letters have been separated from the letters received from the interior and as such indicated in the inventory.
The annexures to the interior letters have not been removed from the covering letters. The annexures to the foreign letters have been placed in the separate series Annexures to Letters Received.
565
1786 Nov 13 - 1787 May 9
 
Also contains letters from N Goodale and B Carpenter dated 12 and 17 Aug 1786, respectively.
566
1787 May 10 - Aug 23
 
567
1787 Aug 24 - Nov 27
 
568
1787 Nov 28 - 1788 Jul 4
 
569
1788 Jul 5 - Oct 7
 
570
1788 Oct 9 - Dec 31
 
571 - 577
Letters Received: Forein
1788 - 1789
 
Volume C593 can be consulted for foreign letters received during 1788 and 1789.
571
1788 Jan 4 - Mar 28
 
572
1788 Mar 28 - May 27
 
573
1788 Jun 1 - Aug 26
 
Contains a letter received on 21 Apr 1788 and which was removed from vol. C189 (old number).
574
1788 Sept 5 - 1789 Jan 4
 
Contains a letter from the Chamber Delft dated 17 Oct 1787 and received on 12 Jul 1788 which was removed from vol. C189 (old number).
575
1789 Jan 12 - Apr 1
 
Letter no 1 received with the Wirstlust on 5 Feb 1789 was removed from vol. C190 (old number).
576
1789 Apr 1 - Sept 9
 
Letter no 1 received with the Faam on 18 Aug 1789 and letters no 1 - 2 received with the Luchtbol were removed from vol. C190 (old number).
577
1789 Sept 18 - Dec 20
 
578 - 582
Letters Received: Interior
1789 - 1790
 
578
1789 Jan 2 - Jun 6
 
579
1789 Jun 7 - Aug 13
 
580
1789 Aug 14 - 1790 May 13
 
581
1790 May 15 - Aug 1
 
582
1790 Aug 2 - Dec 27
 
583 - 588
Letters Received: Foreign
1790 - 1791
 
583
1790 Jan 2 - Apr 13
 
584
1790 Apr 13 - 29
 
Contains an original letter received on 19 Apr 1790 with the Meerwijk and which was removed from vol. C191 (old number).
585
1790 Apr 29 - 1791 Jan 8
 
Contains the following records which were removed from vol. C191 (old number):
  • Original letter received on 11 Jun 1790 with the Zeenimph.
  • Original letter received from Houghly on 28 Jul 1790 with the Haasje.
  • Original letter from the Chamber Seeland dated 31 May 1790 and received with the Vlijt on 5 Sept 1790.
  • Original letter from the Chamber Rotterdam dated 17 May 1790 and received with the Geregtigheijd on 12 Oct 1790.
  • Original letter no 1 received on 16 Oct 1790 with the Meermin.
586
1791 Jan 8 - Apr 12
 
Contains an original letter from the governor - general and council, Batavia dated 15 Jul 1791 and received on 12 Dec 1791 with the Texelstroom. This letter was removed from vol. C192 (old number).
587
1791 Apr 13 - Jun 4
 
588
1791 Jun 27 - Dec 22
 
Contains an original letter received on 19 Feb 1791 with the Maria Louisa and which was removed from vol. C192 (old number).
589 - 590
Letters Received: Interior
1791 - 1792
 
Vols. C589 - C596 have not been rebound and therefore not arranged internally.
589
1791 Jan 12 - 1792 May 10
 
590
1792 May 11 - Dec 26
 
591 - 600
Letters Received: Foreign
1791 - 1794
 
591
1791 Oct 16 - 1792 May 4
 
592
1792 May 31 - Jul 5
 
593
1792 Jul 5 - 1793 May 6
 
Also contains letters which were received during 1788 and 1789.
594
1792 Jan 1 - Aug 31
 
595
1792 Sept 18 - 1793 Sept 29
 
596
1793 Oct 15 - 1795 Mar 14
 
597
1793 Jan 18 - Apr 17
 
Contains a letter received on 31Mar 1793 with the Roosenburg and a letter from the governor of Ceylon received on 7 Apr 1793 with the Sibella Anthonetta. Both letters were removed from vol. C213 (old number).
598
1793 Apr 29 - Oct 15
 
599
1793 Nov 11
 
600
1793 Nov 11 - 1794 Jun 6
 
Two letters from the Chamber Amsterdam dated 2 Oct 1792 and 8 Dec 1789, but without date of receipt, have been placed at the back of the volume.
601 - 602
Letters Received: Interior
1793 - 1795
 
601
1793 Mar 17 - Nov 7
 
602
1794 May 10 - 1795 Jun 10
 
This volume has not been rebound and therefore not arranged internally.
Contains mostly letters from the post - holder in False Bay.
Also contains an extract from a letter from the Chamber Seeland to the governor of Ceylon dated 11 Jan 1794 and received on 6 May 1795.
603 - 612
Letters Received
1717 - 1795
 
The records in vols. C603 - C606 (previously in two volumes and described as Losse Stukken/Loose Records) have been arranged chronologically and all records which could not be described as letters received were placed in vol. C606.
603
1717 Aug 24 - 1783 Mar 25
 
A letter received from A de Neys dated 25 Mar 1783 was removed from vol. C771 (old number) and placed correctly in this volume.
604
1784 May 14 - 1792 Sept 21
 
605
1792 Oct 25 - 1795 Jul 17
 
Contains a few undated letters received at the back of the volume.
606
1740 Jan 14 - 1795 Feb 9
 
This volume contains undated letters received; petitions for the period May - Dec 1741; a memorial from TS and D Malan; a copy from the "Oude Wildschutte Boek" (Old Hunting Licence Book) dated 13 Feb 1741, an extract from the resolution of the Council XVII dated 29 Mar 1791; cash accounts for the period Aug 1794 - Feb 1795 and an undated record pertaining to the loan farm Verschefontein of D Malan.
607
1714 Mar 15 - 1792 Jun 8
 
Volumes C607 - C612 contain secret letters received, duplicate letters received and annexures. Annexures without covering letters have been placed chronologically according to the date.
Vol. C607 also contains a petition from the Societeit der Bergwerken dated 19 May 1744 and a memorial from the Wurtemburg Regiment.
A letter from prof van Roijen to governor Tulbagh dated 1 Aug 1770, was removed from vol. C607 and placed chronologically in vol. C653.
608
1792 Jun 18 - 1795 Aug 14
 
609
1768 Dec 22 - 1789 Sept 6
 
This volume contains the following records: an invoice of the cargo of the Zilvere Leeuw dated 22 Dec 1768; list of coaches, horses, etc 1773; a current account of the fiscal WC Boers, Jan 1781; a title deed issued to JJ Meyer, 1786; a copy letter of the Council of State of Holland, 1786; list of naval stores, 31 Aug 1788 - 31 Aug 1789; secret report pertaining to the fortifications at the Cape, Sept 1789 and an undated memorial of Francois du Pré.
610
1794 Jan 30 - May 27
 
611
1794 Jun 3 - 1795 May 6
 
612
1795 May 6 - Aug 31
 
The following records were placed at the back of the volume: enquiry regarding JEG Funcke dated 3 Sept 1793; report to the governor regarding experiments with heated shot, 1793; letter to the court of justice in Batavia dated Amsterdam, Apr 1794; financial statement of C van Citters, Dec 1794; diverse letters to various persons, Sept 1789 - Aug 1795; a debenture of JF du Toit to J Hoffman, Sept 1827; the surrender of the Cape, Sept 1795; letter to the governor - general and council, Batavia dated 10 Oct 1796.
613 - 619
Duplicate Letters Received
1659 - 1795
 
613
1659 Dec 15 - 1671 Mar 17
 
In front of this volume is part of a letter which was donated to the Cape Town Archives Repository by the Drostdy Museum, Swellendam.
614
1671 Mar 29 - 1690 May 21
 
615
1690 Sept 3 - 1695 Jan 22
 
Contains two undated annexures at the back of the volume.
616
1702 Sept 21 - 1711 Feb 25
 
617
1711 Feb 25 - 1713 Oct 30
 
618
1713 Nov 3 - 1714 Oct 12
 
619
1714 Dec 19 - 1795 May 6
 
Contains an undated annexure at the back of the volume.
620 - 621
Triplicate Letters Received
1668 - 1714
 
620
1668 Aug 22 - 1690 Sept 3
 
621
1692 Apr 20 - 1714 Oct 9
 
622
Letters re the sending of post to and from the East
1788 Nov 27 - 1792 Feb 29
 
Also contains extracts from resolutions, regulations and other records pertaining to the sending of post.
623 - 646
Secret Letters Received
1699 - 1790
 
623
1699 Mar 8 - 1730 Feb 25
 
This volume has not been rebound and therefore not arranged internally. The volume also contains annexures. Annexures without covering letters were placed chronologically according to the date of the annexure.
624
1716 Dec 23 - 1718 Dec 9
 
625
1719 May 1 - 1722 Jan 10
 
626
1724 Mar 8 - 1732 Nov 15
 
Contains secret letters pertaining to East - Indian affairs.
627
1731 Mar 28 - 1744 Feb 24
 
628
1744 Nov 17 - 1748 Aug 6
 
629
1748 Sept 23 - 1759 Feb 7
 
630
1760 Jan 17 - 1763 Feb 19
 
631
1755 Dec 20
 
Vols. C631 - C634 contain a secret circular from the governor - general and council, Batavia, regarding the establishment of the government at the Cape and further correspondence thereto relating.
632
1755 Dec 20
 
633
1756 Jul 9
 
634
1756 Jul 9 - 1757 Jan 17
 
Contains regulations regarding the keeping of commercial books at the back of the volume.
635
1763 Jan 11 - 1765 Mar 1
 
636
1766 Mar 4 - 1767 Mar 5
 
637
1767 Apr 2 - 1773 Oct 26
 
638
1774 Apr 24 - 1779 Oct 24
 
639
1780 Jan 18 - 1786 Oct 14
 
640
1787 Jun 16 - 1790 Jul 28
 
641
1764 Jan 13 - 1769 Jan 22
 
642
1769 Feb 19 - 1777 Feb 3
 
643
1777 Dec 31 - 1784 Mar 30
 
644
1784 Apr 3 - 1787 Feb 3
 
645
1779 Oct 23 - 1784 Aug 20
 
646
1788 Dec 7 - 1790 May 18
 
647 - 650
Letters Received from the Council XVII and Delegates
1781 - 1784
 
Vols. C647 - C650 also contain annexures.
647
1781 Feb 17 - 1782 Apr 14
 
648
1782 May 4 - Aug 9
 
649
1782 Sept 3 - 1783 Jul 19
 
650
1783 Sept 25 - 1784 Mar 30
 
651 - 656
Personal Letters to and from the Cape Governors
1747 - 1787
 
651
1747 Oct 9 - 1757 Mar 1
 
Contains a letter of J de Marre to Jacob Möller, harbour master at the Cape dated 9 Oct 1747.
652
1757 Mar 31 - 1766 Feb 1
 
653
1766 Mar 1 - 1776 Jun 15
 
This letter from D van Roÿen to R Tulbagh dated 1 Aug 1770, pertaining to plants, has been removed from vol. C792 (old number).
Also contains an undated annexure at the back of the volume.
654
1776 Jun 24 - 1780 Oct 21
 
655
1781 Jan 6 - Sept 12
 
656
1781 Oct 20 - 1787 Dec 9
 
Contains an undated annexure at the back of the volume.