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Archives created in Asia and South Africa


2. Archives transferred from Batavia to The Netherlands

I. ARCHIVES OF THE HOGE REGERING OR SUPREME
  GOVERNMENT IN BATAVIA

he archives of the Hoge Regering mainly concern areas outside Indonesia. It was transferred to the Netherlands from the Landsarchief in 1863. It is a heterogeneous collection of documents of widely disparate origin. Besides indexes compiled in Asia and other finding aids to important series, there are considerable sections of the correspondence of several factories and a number of memories van overgave (final reports) in this holding. It seems that the bulk of the collection derives from the series of gewestelijke stukken from the Landsarchief, which have been already mentioned. Furthermore, it is possible that there are also documents which originated from the archives of the Dutch establishments in India and which were later transferred to Batavia. The collection of documents of the former Dutch possessions in India, mentioned below, has been extracted from this holding (see the websitepage with section 4 about archives transferred from India to the Netherlands). When this holding was split up this was done very carefully so that any dubious cases have been left in the collection of the Hoge Regering. There is a provisional inventory for the collection(2).

II. ARCHIVES OF THE BOEKHOUDER-GENERAAL
  (ACCOUNTANT-GENERAL) IN BATAVIA

he book-keeping records of the boekhouder-generaal in Batavia were brought to the Netherlands to replace those which had been destroyed there. These contain a series of general ledgers and journals and negotiegrootboeken (trade ledgers) and journals, nearly all of which date from the eighteenth century(3).

III. ARCHIVES OF THE WEESKAMER (ORPHAN BOARD) IN
  BATAVIA

n 1863 a series of eighteenth century journals and ledgers from the weeskamer in Batavia were brought to the Netherlands(4).

IV. ARCHIVES OF THE SCHEPENBANK (BENCH OF
  ALDERMEN) IN BATAVIA

he section from the archives of schepenbank (bench of aldermen) in Batavia, which was brought to the Netherlands in 1863, consists principally of financial records and case files dating from the eighteenth century(5).


Ships on the roadstead of Batavia, 1650
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