The Dutch Cemetery in Chinsurah: A Digital Archive of Memories

I. C. L. Blume (J.C.L)

Last Name: 
Blume
First Name: 
Johan Carel Lodowijk
Spatial: 
year of death: 
1797
date of death: 
11.07.1797
Nationality: 
Dutch?
Age at death: 
70
Gender: 
Male
Full Epitaph: 
I.C.L. Blume is overleeden dn. 11 July A. 1797, oud 70 jaaren.
Occupation: 
Indigo planter
Tomb architecture: 
Pediment tomb ?
Detailed information: 

Calcutta Gazette records of 21.03.1799 show his house being sold after his death, on 30.03.1799. The "Indigo Works", named "Khoosie Gunge", belonged to his estate, situated on the Banks of River Hoogly between Chinsurah and Chandannagore. It consisted of 4 pukka-built vats, a brick-built tank (51 by 51 feet), a bungalow and thatched outhouses, etc. He claimed to be the first person to introduce into Bengal the new source of wealth called indigo!

A letter from him to the Dutch Governor in Batavia, William Arnold Alting, exists in the TANAP database in the inventory of the Falck family. Here Blume complains about the state of the Dutch in Bengal in 1792. [See http://databases.tanap.net/ead/html/2.21.006.48/pdf/2.21.006.48.pdf] He is also listed the Naam-boekje van de wel ed. heeren der hooge Indiasche regeeringe 1792

 

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Purba Hossain

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