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.

Treaties with South Indian princes.
The original names are retained in this section. Cf. Corpus Diplomaticum.
Elsewhere the relation between the V.O.C. and the East and West coasts of India has been mentioned briefly. From the moment that the Company came in touch with India, treaties were made between the V.O.C. and the native princes there, most of which have been published in the Corpus Diplomaticum. Officially, the treaties were made between the particular prince and the Governor-General in Council, on whose behalf the Company's officer acted. The texts of the treaties were sent on to Batavia and Holland, where they have been well preserved.
The reports on the relations with the South Indian princedoms is of course a subject which is relevant, because most of the numbers are reports of ambassadors.
3361
Treaty between the V.O.C. and the late king of Calicoilang, as recorded by the "coopman" Schoorl on an oral rendering by the "gricol" and Brahman Wammena of Calicoilang. Certified copy made in Galle 1662 April 25.
[1643 March 1].
1 document.
Certified by the sworn clerk Marten Huysman. Published in the original text: Corpus Diplomaticum I, p. 392.
3362
Treaty between the superintendent Rijckloff van Goens, on behalf of the V.O.C., and the "Singnatische" Queen and her court dignitaries, signed at Coylang. Certified copy made in Coylang. 1662 March 27.
1659 January 7.
1 document.
Certified by the sworn clerk Marten Huysman. Published: Corpus Diplomaticum II, p. 139.
3363
Terms of a treaty between the superintendent Rijckloff van Goens on behalf of the V.O.C., and the Zamorin., on the warship "Muschaatboom" at anchor by the island Baypin. Certified copy made in Galle 1662 April 21. Certified copy.
1662 March 7.
1 document.
Certified by the first sworn clerk Marten Huysman. The following have signed as witnesses: A. Verspreit and Pierre du Pon. Published: Corpus Diplomaticum II, p. 199.
3364
Draft of the contract described in no. 3363.
3365
Renewal of the treaty between the V.O.C. and the late king of Calicoilang, and the terms of a further agreement between the V.O.C. and the present King, at Calicoilang. Certified copy made in Galle 1662 April 24.
1662 March 31.
1 document.
Certified by the sworn clerk Marten Huysman. Ysbrand Godsken and Jeuriaen Hendrik Willingh have signed on behalf of the V.O.C. Published: Corpus Diplomaticum II, p. 207.
3366
Terms of a further treaty made between the superintendent Rijckloff van Goens, on behalf of the governor-general of the Netherlands Indies, and the prince of Travancore, on behalf of the King of Travancore and Singnaty Queen at Coylan. Uncertified copy.
1662 March 31.
1 document.
Published: Corpus Diplomaticum II, p. 204.
3367
Confirmation of a treaty of 1663 March 26 between the "commandeur" Lucas van Weerden, on behalf of the V.O.C., and king Colatry of Cananoor. Certified copy made in Cananoor. 1664 February 14.
1663 October 11.
1 document.
Damaged by damp. Fading.
n.b. Certified by the Secretary Gillis van Dusseldorp. Published: Corpus Diplomaticum II, p. 257.
3368
Dutch text of a treaty between governor Pijl, on behalf of the Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies, and Setu Padde Katta Theuver. Certified copy of 1684 September 5.Certified copy.
1684 August 10.
 
Published: Corpus Diplomaticum III, p. 370.
3369
Draft of the treaty in no. 3368. In Tamil.
3370-3377
"Contracten-boeken" or registers of treaties.
1658-1769.
8 volumes.
Although only one "contract-boek" has actually been preserved in no. 3371, collections of copies of contracts served the same purpose. Quite a number of these contracts will be found published in the "Corpus Diplomaticum".
Sent on request from Tuticorin to Colombo on 1768 November 10. All the copies are certified by the first sworn clerk Aubert. Several appear also in no. 3371.
Certified at Tuticorin.
The report of the ambassadors to the Katta Theuver of 1699 is found here.
Treaties with the theuver of Ramanacoil, in Dutch and Tamil. The first document in the file has no Dutch translation. It is dated 1685 March 15 and is published: Corpus Diplomaticum III, p. 377.
3370
Copies.
1658 -1753.
 
3371
1659 January 7 - 1721 April 24.
Damaged. Papers missing.
3372
Copies.
1665 - 1763.
 
3373
Copies.
1663 - 1769.
 
3374
Copies.
1684 August 10 - 1711 July 18.
 
3375
Copies.
1687 August 10 - 1743 December 23.
 
3376
Partly copies.
1684 August 10 - 1769 June 2.
 
Damaged.
3377
Copies.
1685 March 15 - 1769 June 2.