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

Description of the Subordinate Components

   The Governor in Council.

   External affairs.

   Relations with Kandy.

Letters, documents and reports on the situation in the Kandyan territory. 1682 - 1759.
3266
1682 May 12 - 1685 December 16.
 
Damaged by damp. Papers missing.
Several letters have been addressed to the Colombo dessave van Sterrevelt, who handed them over to governor Laurens Pijl. Between the documents is filed the report by ambassador J. Cuyck van Mierop, which could be expected in the next series. Some letters by English captives too are included.
3267
1690 August 26 - 1692 November 1 and 1696 May 14 and 1697 November.
 
Damaged by corrosion. Badly bound.
All letters are in Portuguese, most of them with a Dutch translation.
The letters by Pascoal Pereira are addressed to the Colombo dessave Petitfils, who apparently sent them on to Colombo with a translation. There is also a letter by the English captive Vassal of 1696 [1], and two loose documents of the same year.
3268
1726 February 19 - 1735 November 4.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
All records of oral reports by the Company's native agents.
3269
1736 February 25 - 1743 August 22. n.b. All records of oral reports by the Company's native agents.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
All records of oral reports by the Company's native agents.
3270
1744 January 5 - 1746 January 1.
 
All letters from ambassadors. The records of oral reports by Company's native agents during this period are bound up in no. 3257.
3271
1746 January 21 - April 1.
 
Damaged by damp.
All letters from ambassadors.
3272
1747 February 6 - December 27.
 
All letters from ambassadors.
3273
1748 January 7 - 1750 April 8.
 
Papers missing.
All letters from ambassadors. The records of oral reports by Company's native agents during the period 1751 - 1755 are bound up in no. 3264, those of 1756 - 1761 are found in no. 3265.
3274
1756 April 23 - 1759 March 13.
 
All letters from ambassadors.