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

Description of the Subordinate Components

   The Governor in Council.

   Internal Affairs.

   Instructions.

Instructions for native headmen. 1736 - 1794
2465
Drafts and translations of instructions and orders issued by the Governor to native headmen.
1736 January 7 - 1743 June 29.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
Some of the documents are in the vernaculars.
2466
Drafts and translations of instructions issued by the Governor to native headmen.
1745 January 4 - 1767.
 
Papers missing. Badly bound.
Some of the documents are in the vernaculars.
2467
Register of instructions for native headmen, in Dutch and in the vernaculars, relating to the Galle and Matara districts. All dated
1785 May 31.
 
Papers missing.
2468
Instructions to native headmen and "landraden" in the Island. Copy.
Circa 1794.
 
Damaged.
It may be that this file belonged to the Galle records, but there is no definite proof of it.