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.

Miscellaneous rules and ordinances. 1676 - 1794
Many of these files have been indiscriminately bound at a later date.
2482
Ordinance for innkeepers.
1676 September 2.
1 document.
2483
Collection of extracts of the council minutes at Batavia, orders, rules, etc., printed at Batavia.
1717 - 1794.
 
Damaged.
The documents were found removed from their original file and are now arranged chronologically.
2484-2486
Various military and ceremonial orders. Partly printed.
1732 - 1795.
3 files.
Damaged.
All three files seem to have been compiled at a later date.
2487-2490
Instructions for navigation and " plakkaten " for homeward bound ships. Printed. Issued
1742 - 1794.
4 files, two of which contain registers.
No. 2490 Damaged.
2491
"Artikelbrief" issued by the "Staten Generaal" for the Dutch East India Company. Authentic copy.
1742 September 4.
 
1744 April 9.
 
"Plakaatboek" IV. pp. 547 - 578.
Papers missing.
For the full copy, see no. 2492.
2492
Copy of no. 2491.
2493
Same as no. 2491. Printed.
Damaged.
2494
Set of instructions issued to the tombo commissioners.
1745 December 15.
 
Galle records, Instruction book 1705 - 1770.
They appear also in prel. no. 3319 (document no. 18) .
2495
Extracts of ordinances and other papers from Patria and Batavia regarding the luggage of Company's officers in ships. Copies.
1746.
 
At the end of this file there are some extracts of papers regarding a case of de Mauregnault, which perhaps did not originally belong to this file, though it seems to deal also with the subject of unpermitted luggage, cf. no. 2871.
2496
Instructions by the Governor-General and the Council at Batavia to the chief officers at sea. With an amplification of 1756 December 7. Printed. Authentic copy.
1748 August 12.
 
2497
Regulations and extracts from letters and resolutions regarding matters affecting the "negotie-" and "zoldy kantoor" and the examination of the Company's accounts. Partly printed.
1753 - 1762.
 
2498
Provisional orders regarding the pay and allowances of European Company's officers in Ceylon, framed in terms of orders issued by governor general Jacob Mossel and the Council at Batavia.
1755 May 13; 1757 July 27 - November 25. Copy.
 
Badly bound.
2499
Ordinances and rules for the "burgery" of Colombo.
1759 May 9 and 1781 August 14.
2 documents.
2500
Instructions from Batavia relating to the promotion of Company's officers. With an index of titles. Copy.
1767 September 29.
 
Damaged.
The general instructions at the beginning are perhaps of a later date.
2501
Ordinances and rules regarding the use of stamped paper. Partly printed.
1767.
 
2502
Orders, regulations and notifications issued at Batavia. Printed.
1777 - 1778.
 
These documents were probably filed originally with annexes from Batavia.
2503
Orders regarding the discipline of Company's officers. Printed. .
1779 April 5. Authentic copy.
 
Damaged.
2504
Regulations and orders regarding matters of letter- and parcel-post. Copies. .
1787 - 1789
 
2505
Instructions to postmasters regarding the receipt and delivery of private letters. Printed. Certified by the secretary.
1789 October 16.
2 documents.
2506
Rules regarding gifts to Company's officers travelling in the Colombo dessavony. Copy.
Circa 1790.
 
Signed by G.J. Fybrands, certified by J.H. Brechman.