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Archives created in Asia and South Africa


4. Archives transferred from India to the Netherlands

hen the Dutch possessions in India were ceded to the English, a number of documents remained in Dutch hands. These are mainly resoluties and correspondence with the Netherlands and Batavia dating from the last decades of the Company's administration. Mixed together with the documents from the Hoge Regering concerning the external establishments already mentioned, these were brought to the Netherlands in 1863. When an inventory of these was compiled in the National Archives of the Netherlands, the papers concerning the establishments in India were removed from the rest and housed in a separate archive, the archives of the voormalige Nederlandse Bezittingen in Voor-Indië. Only documents of which there was no shadow of doubt that they had once pertained to archives of Dutch establishments in India were included in this. Any dubious cases remained behind among the papers of the Hoge Regering(10).

 


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