Archives created in The Netherlands
5. Documents kept Separately, partly originally
of diverse character, which cannot be retraced to the administration
or the archives of a particular department of the chamber,
have been brought together in the inventory under the section
documents kept separately. Such papers exist only in the archives
of the Chambers of Amsterdam and Zeeland. The first part,
documents pertaining to the administration in Europe, is classified
according to subject: these refer to such things as the legal
status of the Company; personnel; ecclesiastical affairs in
Asia; relations with European powers; documents dealing with
the decline of the Company and proposals for improvements.
In the second part, documents concerning the management in
Asia, the documents are also arranged according to subject,
such as registers of treaties concluded with Asian rulers;
and papers concerning trade and personnel in Asia. They include
a series of documents arranged geographically, divided up
according to factory (inv. nos. 4833-4926 and 11229-11335).
These provide a supplement to the overgekomen
brieven en papieren).