Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

3. The Dutch Administrative And Judicial system

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

From the very beginning the Dutch instituted a form of centralised government on the Coast of Guinea through the institution of a 'governor-in-chief' and his advisory councils. This chapter discusses the correspondence between the outer forts and the main establishment at St. George d'Elmina, and the government journals, kept by the governor-in-chief. Between the early seventeenth century and 1872, the Dutch government on the Coast of Guinea was in the hands of a 'governor-in-chief', who ruled the Dutch territories and affairs with the assistance of a Council. Minutes of meetings and resolutions of the governor and Council were meticulously recorded, and can be found in chronologically ordered original minutes, and in copies sent to the authorities in the Netherlands. To make the Dutch establishments on the Coast of Guinea function properly, an extensive administrative structure was put in place.

Keywords: Coast of Guinea; Dutch; government journals; Netherlands; St. George d'Elmina



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Sources for the Mutual History of Ghana and the Netherlands — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation