Archives created in The Netherlands
7. Private Papers
papers often include great quantities of official documents
or collections of professional documents(12).
Archives of officials like the Brugman Collection contain
the ex officio correspondence
and other documents relating to the work of the person who
formed the archives, whereas the collections of documents
originate from documentation collected as background material
by VOC officials.
The documents of VOC employees
in Asia, which are found in family archives, are usually typical
batches of official documents. In contrast, the archives of
the directors which were formed in the Netherlands, such as
that of the Radermacher family, are typical collections of
documentation to which the directors could refer for decisions
affecting their policy. The smaller collections of documents
often contain both a few official documents such as letters
of appointment as well as other personal documents, which
have been preserved more for their curiosity value or as memorabilia.
One interesting aspect of archives
of officials in private archives collections is that they
often present a picture that is only incompletely reflected
in the archives of the VOC and its establishments. Some archives
of employees show that, in reality, there was a much greater
and more varied correspondence carried on than appears from
the documents in the official VOC archives.
||PRIVATE PAPERS KEPT IN THE NETHERLANDS
||National Archives of the Netherlands
The most important archives of functionaries
- Brugmans, P.A. and A., 1612-1870 (advocate
of the Amsterdam Chamber; master of the equipage in Batavia)(13);
- Nederburgh, S.C. (1762-1811) (advocate
and family, eighteenth-twentieth century(14).
documentation of directors and advocates:
secretarie (Secretariat of the stadtholder, 1747-1795(15);
- Ghesel, Jacob van (1707-1773),
- Groot, Hugo de (1538-1645), seventeenth
century (advocate of the Amsterdam Chamber)(17);
- Hope, Thomas (1704-1779) and Jean,
- Hudde, Johannes (1628-1704), 1602-1703
- Meerman van der Goes, Daniël Adriaan
(advocate) (1748-1805), 1755-1795(20);
- Radermacher, family, 1595-1800
- Sweers, Specx, Van Vliet and Mannis,
(directors) seventeenth century(22);
- Vredenburch, Adriaan (1680-1759)
and Gerard (1710-1784) van, 1647-1766 (directors of the
||PRIVATE PAPERS KEPT IN OTHER ARCHIVES
- Van der Poorten, Josua, and Philip
van der Ghiessen, 1750-1751 (representatives of the stadhouder),
in the Amsterdam Municipal Archives.
- Boudaen, Jan (director of the
Amsterdam Chamber) in the Huydecoper family archives in
the State Archives of Utrecht.