Dutch Records from Malacca in the India Office Records,
(1670) 1685 - 1835 (1841)
Content and Structure
Scope and Content
The R/9 records will be useful to researchers principally from two
points of view. Firstly they throw a great deal of light on the administration
of justice in Malacca under both the Dutch and British administrations.
Secondly, in the form of wills, estate papers and other private records, they
provide a wealth of socio - economic information on the inhabitants of Malacca,
of all races, espacially for the period around the turn of the 18th century.