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.

Diaries and reports of Governors in Ceylon and its dependencies. 1662 - 1760.
2712
Diary kept during the government of Adriaan van der Meyden and superintendent Rijckloff van Goens . Authentic copy by the secretary Martinus Huysman.
1662 October 21- 1663 November 30
 
1663 December 20.
 
2713-2714
Diary of a tour of governor Rijckloff van Goens jnr., 2714 round the Island.
1671 July 6 - November 7.
2 volumes.
2715
Report by the governor-designate Rijckloff van Goens jnr. to the superintendent Rijckloff van Goens and the Council regarding his tour round the Island. With the memoir of instructions issued to him, dated
1671 July 13. 1671 [December 15].
 
Papers missing.
The diary of this tour appears in nos. 2713 and 2714.
2716
Copy of no. 2715.
2717
Diary of governor Gerrit de Heere during his voyage from Colombo to Jaffna.
1697 July 7 - September 3.
 
Translated by Sophia Anthonisz, Colombo 1914.
The diary is written by his secretary J. Berghuysen.
2718
Diary of the tour of governor Cornelis Joan Simons to Jafna. With index.
1704 June 6.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
2719
Diary of the tour of governor Cornelis Joan Simons to Galle and Matara.
1707 February 24 - April 5.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
2720
Extracts from the diary of the tour of governor Cornelis Joan Simons to Galle and Matara.
1707 March 1 - April 5.
 
2721
Diary of the tour of governor Hendrik Becker to Galle and Matara.
1708.
 
2722
Diary of governor Isaac Augustin Rumpf regarding his visits to Hanwella and the "commandement" of Galle.
1717.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
2723
Diary of the tour of governor Isaac Augustijn Rumpf from Colombo to Jaffna.
1719 December 12 - 1720 February 4.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
The old index [1] indicates that this tour continued till March 20; this volume, however, seems to be complete.
2724
Diary of the visit by governor Stephanus Versluys to Jaffna. Copy.
1730 January 28 - April 9.
 
Damaged.
2725
Diary of governor Stephanus Versluys regarding his visit to the coast of Madura. Copy.
1731 January 31 - February 27.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
2726
Diary kept during the voyage of governor Stephanus Versluys to Madura.
1732 February 1 - 25.
 
2727-2728
Diary kept during the voyage of governor Gustaaf Willem baron van Imhoff to Galle and Matara. With annexes.
1737 March 7 - April 13.
2 volumes.
The annexes make a volume on their own.
2729
Diary of governor Gustaaf Willem baron van Imhoff during a tour from Matara over sea to the eastern districts of Ceylon and Jaffna. With index.
1738 May 5 - August 7.
 
This diary is written by his secretary Elbert Clermont.
2730
Copy of no. 2729.
2731-2732
Diary of governor van Imhoff's voyage to Cochin, Negapatam, Madura, Travancore, Tuticorin, Kilkare and Jaffna: signed by the secretary of the commission. With an index and annexes. Original.
1739 January 13 - April 18.
2 volumes.
The annexes are a separate volume. Cf. nos. 3401 and 3402.
2733
Copy of no. 2732.
2734
Diary of the tour of governor van Imhoff through the Colombo dessavony.
1739 August 21 - September 2.
 
Badly bound.
Compiled by the first clerk Bagilet.
2735
Authentic copy of no. 2734.
2736
Copy of no. 2734.
Badly bound.
2737-2738
Gollenesse through the "commandement" of Galle and the dessavony of Matara. With annexes.
1745 February 12 - March 9.
2 files.
2739
Diary of the tour of governor van Gollenesse from Colombo to Jaffna and the river Musali.
1746 February 17 - May 9.
 
"Musali" is a district. The river referred to is probably the Arivu Aru.
Badly bound.
2740-2742
Diary of the tour of governor Jan Schreuder round the Island. With index. With annexes.
1760 June 10 - September 8.
3 files.
The notes of this diary have been written by Willem van Damast Limberger, who accompanied the Governor.
2743
Report by governor Iman Willem Falck of his journey through the Northern provinces of Ceylon from Kalpitiya to Batticaloa over land, addressed to the Governor- General and Council at Batavia. Copy.
1767 June 30.