Provisional Inventory of the Archives of the VOC Establishments Malabar, Coromandel, Surat and Bengal and Legal Successors (so - called "Dutch Records") (1647 - ) 1664 - 1825 ( - 1852)

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Allied materials

Related archives and collections
The following are some obvious archives and collections related to the Dutch archives at the Tamil Nadu Archives. For other related materials, one may consult the TANAP web site (www.tanap.net) and the two volumes in the Dutch Sources on South Asia series (see the section on literature).
Archief van de voormalige Nederlandse bezittingen in Voor - Indië (1703 - 1826)
Nationaal Archief, The Hague, The Netherlands (access no.: 1.04.19) These are the parts of the archives of the kantoren (regional establishments) of Surat, Coromandel (including India's Fishery Coast) and Bengal that the Dutch took with them when they handed over their establishments to the British in 1825. As such, they form a whole with the Dutch archives kept at the Tamil Nadu Archives.
Archieven van de Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (1602 - 1795)
Nationaal Archief, The Hague, The Netherlands (access no.: 1.04.02) These are the archives of the VOC's board of directors, Heeren XVII, and the Company's six kamers (offices) in the Dutch Republic. The archives include numerous papers concerning the kantoren of Surat, Malabar, Ceylon (including the Fishery Coast in India), Coromandel and Bengal, especially in the series of the overgekomen brieven en papieren (letters and papers received from Asia, either directly from the regional establishments or via Batavia).
Archief van de Gouverneur - Generaal en Raden van Indië (Hoge Regering) (1612 - 1811)
Arsip Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia These are the archives of the VOC's highest authority in Asia, consisting of the Governor - General and Council and seated at Batavia (Jakarta). The chiefs of all kantoren had to give account to the government in Batavia. As a consequence, its archives contain many papers received from or otherwise concerning Surat, Malabar, the Fishery Coast, Coromandel and Bengal.
Archivalia afkomstig van de Hoge Regering te Batavia (1602 - 1827)
Nationaal Archief, The Hague, The Netherlands (access no.: 1.04.17) This is a collection of papers that mostly belong to the archives of the Governor - General and Council at Batavia, but have been transferred to the Netherlands in the nineteenth century. A substantial number of papers pertain to Surat, Malabar, the Fishery Coast, Coromandel and Bengal.