Inventory of the archives of the Dutch government in the divisions of Galle (Matara) and Jaffnapatnam 1640-1796

Description of the Subordinate Components

Part I    The Commandement of Galle.

A    The Commandeur in Council.

2   Correspondence.

a   Ordinary Correspondence.

   Colombo

Inward (1720 - 1796).
The letters are bound in separate files according to the year and date of their receipt: the annexes are generally filed with the letters. One file was discovered which is not inventorised in the old Dutch Inventories. The Circular letters from the Central Government at Colombo are also filed in this series.
5189
1720 January 12 - July 29.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp.
5190
1720 August 2 - 27.
 
Damaged by damp.
This is shown as having been a part of no. 5189 in the old Dutch inventories.
5191
1720 September 7 - December 31.
 
Damaged by corrosion. Damaged by insects and vermin.
5192
1721 January 3 - June 20.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5193
1721 August 20 - December 29.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
5194
1722 January 3 - June 29.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
5195
1722 July 6 - September 29.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
5196
1722 October 1 - December 18.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
5197
1723 January 7 - July 29.
 
Damaged by corrosion, insects and vermin.
5198
1723 August 3 - December 29.
 
5199
1724 January 3 - December 29.
 
5200
1725 January 4 - August 30.
 
Script fading.
5201
1725 September 14 - December 29.
 
Damaged by insects and vermin.
5202
1726 February 6 - December 14.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5203
1727 January 2 - July 31.
 
Irragular binding or badly bound. Damaged by corrosion.
5204
1727 August 4 - December 24.
 
Damaged by corrosion, insects and vermin. Script fading.
5205
1728 January 6 - July 23.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5206
1728 September 9 - December 31.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5207
1729 January 12 - December 29.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5208
1730 January 10 - October 10.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5209
1730 October 12 - 21.
 
This file is shown as a part of no. 5210 in the old Dutch Index. It is bound up with no. 5224.
5210
1730 October 22 - December 30.
 
Pages missing. Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by corrosion and damp
5211
1731 January 2 - August 27.
 
Damaged by corrosion. Damaged by damp.
5212
1731 September 7 - December 26.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
5213
1732 February 1 - July 30.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5214
1733 March 26 - July.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5215
1733 August 5 - December 29.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5216
1734 January 9 - April 1.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5217
1734 May 17 - September 25.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5218
1734 October - December 21.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5219
1735 January 4 - July 27.
 
Damaged by damp.
5220
1735 July 29 - December 30.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5221
1736 January 6 - July 24.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion, damp,insects and vermin.
5222
1736 August 1 - December 30.
 
5223
1737 January 3 - July.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5224
1737 July 17 - 30.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion and damp.
Bound up with no. 5209.
5225
1737 August 8 - December 31.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp.
5226
1738 (January - May).
 
Damaged by corrosion, insects and vermin.
n.b. This file is completely gone, It is almost useless.
5227
1738 June 4 - December 31.
 
Damaged by damp.
5228
1739 February 24 - May 24.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
5229
1739 July 1 - December 22.
 
Damaged by corrosion, damp, insects and vermin.
5230
1740 January 15 - June 21.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5231
1740 July 1 - December 28.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5232
1741 January 4 - March 31.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5233
1741 April 1 - June 26.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5234
1741 August 1 - November 20.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5235
1741 November 22 - 1742 February 11.
 
Damaged by corrosion and damp.
5236
1742 March 4 - July 21.
 
Damaged by damp.
5237
1742 August 4 - December.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by corrosion, damp, insects and vermin.
This file is not inventorised in the old Dutch inventories.
5238
1743 January 2 - May 31.
 
Damaged by damp,insects and vermin. Script fading.
5239
1743 June 12 - October 24.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5240
1743 November 6 - 1744 February 26.
 
5241
1744 March 3 - August 31.
 
5242
1745 January - April 30.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5243
1745 May 2 - July 17.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp.
5244
1745 August 7 - (November 29).
 
Pages missing. Damaged by insects and vermin.
5245
1745 November 28 - December 31.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Shown as part of no. 5244 in the old Dutch inventories.
5246
1746 January 3 - June.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5247
1746 July 7 - December 26.
 
Damaged by damp.
5248
1747 January 3 - June 26.
 
Damaged by damp.
5249
1748 January 10 - August 3.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp. Damaged by insects and vermin.
n.b. Contains also a letter from Matara of 1751 December 31, which belongs to no. 5482.
5250
1748 August 31 - 1749 May 31.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp
5251
1749 June 5 - December 31.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5252
1750 January 2 - August 22.
 
Damaged by damp.
5253
1751 June 1 - December 31.
 
Damaged by corrosion.
5254
1752 September 7 - 1753 February 23.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp
5255
1753 March 5 - December 29.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5256
1754 January 7 - October 30.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5257
1754 November 1 - 1755 May 30.
 
Damaged by damp.
5258
1755 June 12 - December 26.
 
Damaged by damp.
5259
1756 January 6 - September 20.
 
5260
1757 February 7 - June 28.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5261
1757 July 1 - October.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5262
1757 November 1 - 1758 March 13.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5263
1758 March - August 31.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5264
1758 September 12 - December 16.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin
5265
1758 November 2 - 14.
 
Damaged by damp. Damaged by insects and vermin.
Shown as part of no. 5264 in the old Dutch inventory.
5266
1759 January 7 - May 31.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5267
1759 June 7 - August 7.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5268
1759 September 7 - 13.
 
Damaged by damp. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Shown as part of no. 5267 in the old Dutch inventories.
5269
1759 September 18 - October 27.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Shown as part of no. 5267 in the old Dutch inventories.
5270
1759 November 2 - 1760 February 25.
 
Damaged by damp.
5271
1760 March - October 31.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5272
1760 November 3 - 1761 August 25.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5273
1761 September - 1762 February 17.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5274
1762 March 4 - December 28.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5275
1763 January 5 - August 31.
 
Damaged by damp.
5276
1763 September 3 - 1764 February 23.
 
Damaged by insects and vermin.
Contains a letter of 1768 January 12, which belongs to no. 5283.
5277
1764 March 11 - December 30.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5278
1765 January 25 - September 26.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5279
1765 October 17 - 1766 March 30.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5280
1766 April 9 - December 28.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5281
1767 January 7 - July 28.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5282
1767 August 3 - December 30.
 
Damaged by damp.
5283
1768 January 16 - June 27.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
One letter of 1768 January 12 is filed in no. 5276.
5284
1768 July - December.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp.
5285
1769 January - June 23.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by insects and vermin.
5286
1769 July - December.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Contains three letters of 1739 which, belong to nos. 5228 and 5229.
5287
1770 January 4 - June 27.
 
5288
1770 July - December 31.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5289
1771 January 4 - August 23.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5290
1771 September 10 - 1772 May 4.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5291
1772 June 20 - 1773 March 24.
 
5292
1773 April 11 - 1774 April 29.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5293
1774 May 10 - 1775 August.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5294
1775 September 19 - 1776 August 28.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp.
5295
1776 September 14 - 1777 August 29.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp.
5296
1777 September 2 - 1778 August 29.
 
5297
1778 September 4 - 1779 August 28.
 
5298
1779 September 2 - 1780 August 23.
 
5299
1780 September 5 - 1781 August 31.
 
Damaged by damp.
This file is not inventorised in the old Dutch inventories.
5300
1781 September 2 - 1782 August 24.
 
Damaged by damp.
5301
1782 September 6 - 1783 August 31.
 
Damaged by insects and vermin.
5302
1783 September 1 - 1784 February 29.
 
5303
1784 March 3 - November 24.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5304
1784 April 22 - May .....
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Shown as part of no. 5303 in the old Dutch inventories.
5305
1785 January 3 - August 29.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5306
1785 September 1 - 1786 May 31.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5307
1786 June 5 - December 29.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by insects and vermin.
5308
1787 January 12 - July 31.
 
Damaged by insects and vermin.
5309
1787 August 7 - December 31.
 
5310
1788 January - May 30.
 
Script fading.
5311
1788 June 3 - July 27.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp. Script fading.
Shown as part of no. 5312 in the old Dutch inventories.
5312
1788 July 28 - October 6.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp.
5313
1788 October 15 - december 31.
 
Pages missing.
5314
1789 January 10 - August 26.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp.
5315
1789 September 8 - December 31.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp.
5316
1790 January 3 - July 29.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by insects and vermin.
5317
1790 August 5 - December 30.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Bound up with no. 5440.
5318
1791 January 6 - August.
 
Pages missing.
Contains also a draft letter from Galle to Matara dated 1742 February 26, which belongs to no. 5533.
5319
1791 September 14 - December 30.
 
Damaged by damp. Script fading.
5320
1792 January 1 -August.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp.
5321
1792 September 6 - December 25.
 
Damaged by damp.
5322
1793 October 5- 1794 June 24.
 
5323
1794 July- 1795 March 25.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by insects and vermin.
5324
1795 April 2- 1796 February 29.
 
Damaged by damp.