Dutch Records from Malacca in the India Office Records, (1670) 1685 - 1835 (1841)
Ian Baxter
Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
This inventory is written in English.
Fonds Specifications
Dutch Records from Malacca in the India Office
(1670) 1685 - 1835 (1841)
Fonds Code:
13.2 metres
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
Record Creator (origination):
Malacca Orphan Chamber;
Malacca Council of Justice;
Malacca Council of Policy
The records comprise the remains of the archives of the VOC factory at Melaka in modern - day peninsular Malaysia. They mostly consist of records of the Orphan Chamber and the College of Justice, but also include some records of the Political Council and miscellaneous documents. The bulk of the archives relate to the period 1785 - 1825, i.e. the last years of the VOC administration, the British occupation of 1795 - 1818 and the second Dutch administration of 1818 - 1825.