Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/G3 A1 P
TitlePrécis books [incoming]
Extent5 volumes
ArrangementThe incoming papers [O] were numbered for each year [from 1 January] in the chronological order in which they arrived at headquarters. A printed [from 1 January 1902 mimeoed] precis was prepared for each meeting to the Group Committee. This comprised number, date, writer, date received, summary of contents, proposals for committee action to be taken and/or secretary's remarks. A file copy of this precis [used as agenda papers by the committee] was pasted in the precis book on the left-hand side. On the right-hand the committee clerk entered relevant committee action (minutes or recommendations to Committee of Correspondence, General Committee etc.) and notes of secretarial action (e.g. letters written [see letter-books]).
N.B. The Group Committee minute books do not necessarily include the recommendation or minutes entered in the precis books.
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionThe precis book for 1881-1887 is missing
Related MaterialFor a precis of incoming papers (covering part of the period for which the mission precis book does not survive) see general precis books G1-3 P: G1-3 P1 73-86/1881 & 1-129/1882; G1-3 P2 1-161/1883; G1-3 P3 1-112/1885


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