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8. Collection Aanwinsten of the National Archives of the Netherlands in the Netherlands

n the first place, the collection Aanwinsten (Acquisitions) in the former First Section contains all sorts of miscellaneous documents which somebody at some time has thought interesting and have therefore been preserved. Besides these, there are both semi-private papers of people referring to the voc as well as miscellaneous documents which formally speaking should belong in the VOC archives or in those of an establishment, but were kept aside by a director or an employee. Naturally these are often interesting and important documents. Furthermore, the collection contains a number of largish fragments of archives of VOC employees, of the same type as the fragments of archives of functionaries which one comes across in private archives. Meanwhile, some documents have been taken out of the collection and inventories have been made of them as separate archives.

 





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