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De Haan publications

National archivist F. de Haan has published impressive works at the beginning of the 20th century and formed the archive map collection.


The Corts Foundation rescanned four volumes 'Priangan' and three volumes 'Oud Batavia' and made them fully searchable and also online published the map collection at ANRI in Jakarta.



Read more ...
- article Priangan
- article Oud Batavia
- article Map collection

And also ...

- article Corpus Diplomaticum 



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Hendrik E. Niemeijer et.al.

Full title: The Diplomatic Correspondence between Asian Rulers and Batavia Castle during the 17 th and 18 th centuries: The Digital Reconstruction of a Lost Treasure

The Corts Foundation / Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia 2015

[Download PDF 11mb]


The correspondence between rulers of South East Asia and the Castle of Batavia in the 17th and 18th century show how diplomatic relations were important in history. Unique examples of handwritten letters, selected and digitized from the Dutch records of the National Archives of Indonesia, are transcribed and translated in this publication. Each letter is introduced by an international historian and placed in her historical region and context.
With contributions by: Hendrik E. Niemeijer, Merle Ricklefs, Maarten Manse, Ruurdje Laarhoven, Leonard Andaya, Bhawan Ruangsilp, Dhiravat na Pombeijra, Simon Kemper, Rosemary Robson.



The Corts Foundation

is a Dutch non profit organization that uses the legacy of Kees Corts to perform history and archive projects concerning the former Dutch Indies, especially the period of the Dutch East India company, and end of the colonial period during World War II.





Jakarta, Indonesia
Bangkok, Thailand


In particular:
Christiaan G. van Anrooij Fonds
 Engelbert van Bevervoorde-Van Heyst Fonds



In particular:
Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation







Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia





National Institute for Military History 





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by 24 Dec. 2013