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.

Documents sent to the Kandyan territory.
Cf. no. 3202.
3318
Draft of a letter from governor Jacob van Kittensteyn to King Raja Sinha II. 2 pages only.
1652 December 23.
 
Damaged by damp.
The original of this was probably written in Portuguese.
3319
Letter from the superintendent Rijckloff van Goens to King Raja Sinha II, written from Galle. Certified copy.
1662 April 26.
1 document.
Certified by the sworn clerk M. Huysman, in Galle on the same date.
3320
1665 January 29 - 1689 January 5.
 
Damaged. Badly bound.
The first document is a contemporary copy of a letter from the "commandeur" of Galle, Adriaan Roothaas, to Raja Sinha II. 1665 January 29. Among them is one letter from governor Laurens Pijl to the sultan of the Maldives, 1668 December 4, in Dutch and Maldivian [1].
3321
1689 April 6 - October 31.
 
Badly bound.
All the documents are drafts of letters from the Governor.
3322
1690 January 30 - 1696 December 14.
 
Papers missing. Badly bound.
All the documents are drafts of letters and instructions from the Governor.
3323
1692 December 4 - 1697 September 12.
 
Badly bound.
This file contains only drafts of letters from the Governor in Council to the Company's ambassadors to Kandy.
3324
1697 January 16 - 1699 November 11.
 
3325
1698 - 1764.
 
All documents are drafts in Sinhalese from the Governor and the Colombo dessave.
3326
1700 January 29 - 1706 November 1.
 
3327
1707 - 1739.
 
All the documents are instructions to various ambassadors to Kandy, some of which bear the original signature of the Governor.
3328
1716 November 16 - 1721 April 23.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
3329
1721 December 5 - 1732 December 5.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
3330
1733 February 19 - 1735 May 21.
 
Papers missing. Damaged.
3331
1736 January 31 - July 21.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
3332
1736 July 24 - 1739 August.
 
Damaged by damp. Papers missing.
3333
1740 January 15 - 1743 July 30.
 
Damaged by corrosion. Papers missing.
3334
1744 January 4 - 1745 December 15.
 
Papers missing.
3335
1746 January 6 - 1747 June 20.
 
Cf. no. 3348.
3336
1747 April 17 - 1749 December 15.
 
3337
1750 January 27 - 1755 December 26.
 
3338
1756 January 8- 1758 October 3.
 
Papers missing.
Contains also some drafts of letters from the Maha Mudaliyar Leander de Saram to the Kandyan court dignitaries.
3339
1759 January 9 - 1763 March 29.
 
Papers missing.
3340
1766 February 13 - 1771 January 15.
 
The drafts of letters from the Colombo dessave to the Kandyan court dignitaries from 1766 to 1771 are bound up in no. 3344, and some drafts of instructions from the Governor to the Dutch ambassadors to Kandy of 1788 - 1789 are bound up in no. 3348.