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This chapter presents a description and index of the Furley Collection, housed in the University of Ghana, containing a valuable collection of notes from the Dutch (and other) archives relating to Ghana. The Furley Collection - housed in the Balme Library of the University of Ghana at Legon - contains the largest and only public collection of notes on the history of Ghana, taken from the Dutch archives. Over the past five decades, the Furley Collection has been the major source of information on the Dutch presence in Ghana for several generations of historians and social anthropologists. The chapter provides a new index to the Dutch materials in the Furley Collection and closely follows the handwritten index by E.F. Collins and Albert van Dantzig. The original index by Collins and Van Dantzig was divided into six columns with distinct information: 'our remarks', 'class', 'date(s)', 'language', and 'title'.

Keywords: Albert van Dantzig; Balme Library; Dutch; E.F. Collins; Furley Collection; University of Ghana



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