Dutch Sound Toll register [1]

This letter was written by Arent van Deurs at Helsingør (Elsinore) in July 1716. It accompanies a list of ships sailing through the Sound during that period. Van Deurs and some of his relatives were appointed by the Dutch States General to watch the maritime traffic passing the Sound.

"States General, 1550-1796" (reference code: 1.01.03), National Archives of the Netherlands (The Hague).