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

Description of the Subordinate Components

   The Officers of the Central Government.

   The dessave.

   In "Landraad".

Miscellaneous documents dealing with "landraad" matters.
3639
"Plakkaatboek" of the Colombo dessave.
1751 August 12 - 1760 April 30.
 
Papers missing.
3640 - 3642
Documents exchanged between the landraad and the Governor, with apostils of the latter.
1768 - 1787.
3 files.
The details are as follows:
1768 - 1773Damaged by damp.
1771 - 1773
1780 -1787
3643-3646
Daily papers of the dessave.
1775 - 1794.
4 files.
A miscellaneous collection of documents received by the dessave, such as, individual applications for posts, for allotments of land, statements, lists, etc. includes also periodical returns of military strength of the outposts of the Colombo dessavony, sent to the dessave in his capacity as military chief. Some are addressed to the Governor, and endorsed by him to the dessave for necessary action.
3643
1775 March 15 - 1785 December 27.
 
Damaged.
3644
1787 September 30 - 1791 November 30.
 
3645
1791 December - 1792 October.
 
3646
1792 November - 1794 February.
 
Badly bound.
3647-3651
"Request-bondels", or petitions addressed to the dessave.
1765 - 1780.
5 files.
Mostly translations from Sinhalese olas.
3647
1765.
Damaged by damp.
3648
1768.
Papers missing.
3649
1772 - 1773.
Damaged by damp.
3650
1774 - 1779.
Damaged by damp. Badly bound.
3651
1780.
Damaged by damp.
3652-3665
Translations of Sinhalese ola reports by native commissioners on lands visited by them.
1777 - 1793.
13 files.
It is probable that these translations were originally filed according to the korales in which the lands visited were situated, but the order has apparently been disregarded in a later binding.
3652
Walallawiti korale.
1786 January 22 - 1789 February 25.
 
3653
Alutkuru korale. One of 1792 and one of 1793 are bound up at the end.
1786 April 29 - 1787 January 25.
 
Badly bound.
3654
Alutkuru korale.
1791 February - December.
 
3655
Hapitigam korale.
1787 December 29 - 1792 October 2.
 
Badly bound.
3656
1786 - 1792. Pasdun korale.
Badly bound.
3657
Kalutara district.
1788 - 1792.
 
3658
Various korales.
1777 November 13 - 1784 August 3.
 
3659
Various korales.
1781 - 1786.
 
3660
Various korales.
1783 - 1786.
 
3661
Various korales.
1785 November 26 - 1786 November 11.
 
3662
Various korales.
1785 - 1793.
 
Damaged.
3663
Various korales.
1787 - 1791.
 
Damaged.
3664
Various korales.
1788 - 1792.
 
Damaged.
3665
Translations of complaint olas submitted in the vernaculars by the inhabitants of the Alutkuru korale against their local chief.
1790.
 
Damaged.
3666
A letter by H. Ginning to the dessave of Colombo, Dietrich Thomas Fretz.
1792 August 26.
 
This document probably belonged to no. 3609.
3667
Cash accounts of the Colombo dessavony in respect of paddy and arecanut.
1750 - 1751.
 
Damaged by corrosion. Papers misssing.