aan governeur generael en raden van India

English translation: (to the) Governor-General and Councillors of India

09:10 Apr 17, 2013
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - History
Dutch term or phrase: aan governeur generael en raden van India
Dear colleagues: We have to verify the meaning of a 18th century Dutch file content, what would this expression mean?

"aan governeur generael en raden van India"

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Alberto Balanza
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Alberto Balanza
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English translation:(to the) Governor-General and Councillors of India
Explanation:
Formosa Under the Dutch: Described from Contemporary Records, with ... - Page 298
books.google.com/books?id=OpdMq-YJoeoC
William Campbell - 1903 - Read - More editions
The Governor and Council of Formosa to the Governor-general and Councillors of India. — Castle Zeelandia, 19 November 1654. ... As regards matters relating to the churches and schools in these and the surrounding villages under ...

Development and Decline of Fukien Province in the 17th and 18th ... - Page 273
books.google.com/books?isbn=9004091718
E. B. Vermeer - 1990 - Preview - More editions
... and Council, Letter to Governor-General and Councillors of India, 30 October 1652, VOC 1194 f.127v. De la Moriniere, a French soldier with the Netherlands East India Company on Formosa at the time, gives a graphic account.
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(to the) Governor-General and Councillors of India


Explanation:
Formosa Under the Dutch: Described from Contemporary Records, with ... - Page 298
books.google.com/books?id=OpdMq-YJoeoC
William Campbell - 1903 - Read - More editions
The Governor and Council of Formosa to the Governor-general and Councillors of India. — Castle Zeelandia, 19 November 1654. ... As regards matters relating to the churches and schools in these and the surrounding villages under ...

Development and Decline of Fukien Province in the 17th and 18th ... - Page 273
books.google.com/books?isbn=9004091718
E. B. Vermeer - 1990 - Preview - More editions
... and Council, Letter to Governor-General and Councillors of India, 30 October 1652, VOC 1194 f.127v. De la Moriniere, a French soldier with the Netherlands East India Company on Formosa at the time, gives a graphic account.

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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Josephine Isaacs (X): It could be also be: of the (Dutch) Indies
3 hrs
  -> I agree-that did cross my mind. But this exists too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_India

agree  Verginia Ophof
4 hrs

agree  Tina Vonhof: The source text says "raden", i.e. Councils.
4 hrs
  -> It may be based on old Dutch though

agree  Robert Kleemaier: with due observance of the valid comments of both Josephine and Tina
12 hrs

agree  Anna Maria Biezen
14 hrs

agree  Nora Pruyser (X)
1 day 1 hr
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