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.

3   Internal affairs

z   "Dagelijksche papieren" or Secretariat daily papers (1769- 1794).
These are filed and bound according to the date of the Commandeur's "apostil" or order on each individual document. e.g. the first document in no. 6008 is dated November 1782, but the "fiat" on it is dated March 1783 and it is accordingly filed with the documents of that year.
5988
1769 January - July.
 
Damaged by insects and vermin.
5989
1769 May 25 - 1784 December 14.
 
This is a miscellaneous collection of loose letters and papers received at the Galle Secretariat. It is described in the old Dutch inventories as "Sekreete Miscellania beginnende 25 Mey 1769" (see no. 6026, page 85), but there seems to be no indication that they are secret papers. It is therefore placed among the ordinary series of daily papers.
5990
1770 April - December.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound.
5991
1771 January - August.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Contains also some papers of 1769.
5992
1771.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by insects and vermin.
5993
1771 December 9 - 1772 February 14.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Shown as part of no. 5992 in the old Dutch inventories.
5994
1772 June - 1773 March.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5995
1773 April - 1774 February.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5996
1774 March - 1775 January.
 
Pages missing. Badly damaged by insects and vermin.
5997
1775 January - December.
 
Damaged by insects and vermin.
5998
1776 August - December.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
5999
1777 January - August.
 
Damaged by insects and vermin.
6000
1777 September - 1778 April.
 
6001
1779 January - August.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6002
1779 September - November.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6003
1779 December - 1780 May.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by insects and vermin.
Shown as part of, no. 6002 in the old Dutch inventories.
6004
1780 June 1 - December 31.
 
Damaged by damp.
6005
1781 January - August.
 
6006
1781 September - 1782 August.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6007
1782 September - 1783 February.
 
Damaged by damp.
Contains also two letters of 1783 April, which belong to no. 6008 .
6008
1783 March - December.
 
Damaged by damp.
See note to no. 6007 above.
6009
1784 June - 1785 April.
 
Irregular binding or badly bound.
6010
1785 May - December.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6011
1786 January - August.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by insects and vermin.
6012
1786 September - 1787 March.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6013
1787 April - December.
 
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6014
1788 January - September.
 
6015
1788 Septlember - 1789 March.
 
6016
1789 March - 1790 September.
 
Pages missing.
6017
1791 January - April.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6018
1793 January - June.
 
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
6019
1793 June - 1794 June.
 
Damaged by damp.