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

kk   Miscellaneous files on special subjects (1732 - 1794).
Secret reports, translations, etc., chiefly regarding matters connected with the state of the Kandyan territory.
1732 September 25 - 1761 August.
Several pages missing. Damaged by damp.
Listed in the old Dutch inventories with "Miscellaneous files deposited in the Secret almirah at the Galle Secretariat".
Miscellaneous papers belonging to the "Collecteur van 't klein zegel" or Collector of Revenue on stamped paper.
1750 - 1759.
Contains mostly receipts given For issues of stamped paper.
Invitations lists of the Commandeur of Galle for public festivities held in that town; with programmes of the proceedings at the same.
1753 - 1766.
File of miscellaneous correspondence, reports, etc. relating to the office of "Pattangatyn Majoor" (Major of the Fishers).
1757 - 1793.
Damaged by insects and vermin.
This office was held by a Dutchman; at one time it was held by the Secretary of the Galle Council.
Papers relating to the investigations into the riots and the complaints of the inhabitants of the Talpe and Gangaboda pattus and the Walallawiti Korale.
Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Pages missing. Damaged by damp, insects and vermin.
Damaged by insects and vermin.
These files contain the recommendations of the Galle Council and the decisions of the Political Council in Colombo on the subject. See alto nos. 2897 and 2898 in the Catalogue of the Dutch records of the Central Government in Colombo.
List of ships sailing to and from the Maldives between 1 September 1770 and 31 August 1771, with details of their cargoes.
Pages missing. Script fading.
This was apparently compiled for the annual compendium from Galle for the year 1770/71, and belonged to the file of annexes of that year (no. 5923). It was found with a miscellaneous collection of loose papers bound together, and is therefore shown separately here.
Summary of extracts from resolutions of the Galle Political Council and correspondence, regarding the mal administration of Pieter Kalff, late Treasurer at Galle.
1775 March - 1777 September.
Papers dealing with the inquiry into the disturbances caused by the Company of Captain Jurampatty of the Eastern Militia.
1790 October.
Returns of stocks of stores at the various establishment at Galle, furnished on a requisition of the Galle Commandeur, dated 3 October 1793.
1793 - 1794.