Catalogue of the Archives of the Dutch Central Government of Coastal Ceylon, 1640-1796

Description of the Subordinate Components

   The Governor in Council.



   The Maldive Islands.

Inward. 1713 - 1834.
1713 - 1834.
This collection has been compiled out of the Dutch and English records, and has been bound together on the orders of Mr. H.C.P. Bell. Nearly all the letters are in the Maldivian language and are apparently from the Sultan. Among them there are two other letters: one of 1726 June 7 by Johan Busch who was stranded on the Maldive Islands with the "Ravesteyn", and the other of 1754 August 20 from le Termellier. Some of the letters have been published by Mr. Bell in the journal of the R.A.S., C.B., 1934, no. 87, p. 47 seq., and others in Sessional Paper of 1881-1882, no. 43. Cf. no. 1457.