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.

   Documents dealing with defence and the military in general.

Papers concerning the De Meuron regiment
The Swiss regiment de Meuron was employed by the V.O.C. from 1781 May 28 [1]The proprietor at that time was Chevalier Charles Daniel de Meuron. In 1796 it went over to the service of the English.
Several members of the de Meuron family served in it [2].
3168
Copies and translations of the agreement between the Dutch East India Company and the Chevalier Charles Daniel de Meuron.
1781 May 28.
 
Damaged.
An English translation published in the Ceylon Literary Register 1931 vol. I, pp. 105 et ff.
3169
Documents relating to the Swiss regiment de Meuron. Duplicates and copies.
1782- 1788.
 
Papers missing. Damaged.
The copies have been certified by Morak.
3170
Documents relating to the Swiss regiment de Meuron. Certified copies.
1783 - 1787.
 
Contains the same documents as those in no. 3169. The copies have been certified by Morak.
3171
Documents relating to the Swiss regiment de Meuron.
1786 - 1794.
 
Many of the endorsoments indicate that these documents were used as annexes to the council minutes (military department). As they all deal with matters relating to the regiment de Meuron it is probable that they were kept together for that reason.
3172
Letter from the "kamer" Zeeland from Middelburg to the governor of Ceylon regarding the Company's experiences with the regiment de Meuron at the Cape of Good Hope. With annexes.
1787 June 21.
 
3173
Correspondence of governor van Angelbeek regarding a detachment of troops under captain Peter Lardy of the regiment de Meuron, sent, from Ceylon to Negapatam to assist the English in their undertaking against the French in Mauritius and Bourbon.
1794 July 27 - October 22.
 
The secret council minutes of 1794 June 12 in no. 759 throw some light on this affair. The council minutes of 1794 June 27 in no. 726 contain the instruction to Captain Lardy who was to be in command till the arrival of Pierre Frédéric de Meuron.