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.

Farm conditions. 1745 - 1796.
The "pachtconditiën", i.e., farm conditions, are shown in the catalogue, according to the period for which they were leased out, which, in some cases, overlaps the British period of administration.
Generally, leases were for the period of a financial year which, during the Dutch administration, ran from 1st September to 31st August.
Many of the documents have been written in the vernaculars. In the set of instructions for the "sabandaar" of 1705 November 4 [1], it has been mentioned that this officer regularly received extracts of the farm conditions at the secretariat [2].
2933
1745 - 1746.
 
Damaged by damp. Badly bound.
Bound up with the sale conditions in respect of seventeen Company's houses dated 1745 June 16.
2934
1749 - 1750 and 1750 - 1751.
 
Papers missing.
Conditions for chank fishery only.
2935
1751 - 1752.
 
2936
1756 - 1757.
 
Papers missing.
Conditions for the "alphandigo" [3] only.
2937
1759 - 1760.
 
2938
1760 - 1768.
 
2939
1779 - 1786.
 
Damaged by damp. Papers missing. Fading.
2940
1785 - 1786.
 
Damaged by damp.
2941
1786 - 1787.
 
One document of this period is bound in no. 2943.
2942
1787 - 1788.
 
Damaged by damp. Papers missing.
2943
1787 - 1788.
 
This volume seems to have been compiled in Jaffna and sent to Colombo; no. 3199 shows it as one of the Colombo records, cf. no. 2941.
2944
1788 - 1789.
 
Damaged by damp.
2945
1789 - 1790.
 
Damaged by damp.
2946
1790 - 1791.
 
Damaged by damp.
2947
1790 - 1800.
 
One document is a lease for a period of 10 years, 1790 - 1800, and thus overlaps the British period of administration.
2948
1790 - 1800.
 
See no. 2947,
2949
1793 - 1794.
 
Damaged by damp.