Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/G3 A5 O
TitleOriginal papers [incoming]
Extent24 boxes
DescriptionThe original papers comprise all incoming papers sent by the mission secretary (or occasionally directly from the missionaries) to the Group Committee. They consist mainly of letters and reports, but include minutes and papers of local CMS and diocesan committees.
Access ConditionsFor conservation reasons, microfilm or digital copies are made available in place of the original documents.
Access StatusOpen, but subject to some access restrictions
Physical DescriptionThe papers are numbered in red ink for each year from 1 January and from 1892 are marked 'E.E.Africa', 'B.E.A.' or 'K' (in accordance with the mission's changing name). The date of receipt is also noted and often the initials of Secretaries and other headquarters' staff dealing with the material. Some items, notably finance correspondence, were removed as soon as they had been entered on the precis [see precis books /P], others were removed in the normal course of administrative work unsually in these cases a note of the number of the item, plus the initials of the staff member and the department, remains in the packet.

G3 A5/1909/85: item number 85 ('Kenia and Wakikuyu native reserve') in the incoming correspondence for the year 1909 is held in the CMS map sequence: to request use archive finding number CMS/MAPS K3.

List of items in the O series wich include postal stamp or frank:
G3 A5/O 1882/64; G3 A5/O 1889/148; G3 A5/O 1889/226; G3 A5/O 1890/113; G3 A5/O 1890/170; G3 A5/O 1893/189; G3 A5/O 1894/5; G3 A5/O 1894/34; G3 A5/O 1894/91; G3 A5/O 1894/149; G3 A5/O 1894/169; G3 A5/O 1895/68; G3 A5/O 1895/70; G3 A5/O 1896/84; G3 A5/O 1896/398; G3 A5/O 1897/178; G3 A5/O 1897/247; G3 A5/O 1897/292; G3 A5/O 1898/114; G3 A5/O 1898/133; G3 A5/O 1899/74; G3 A5/O 1900/107; G3 A5/O 1901/101; G3 A5/O 1902/84; G3 A5/O 1902/108; G3 A5/O 1904/74; G3 A5/O 1904/106; G3 A5/O 1905/132; G3 A5/O 1906/113; G3 A5/O 1907/31; G3 A5/O 1907/78; G3 A5/O 1909/43; G3 A5/O 1910/163; G3 A5/O 1916/13; G3 A5/O 1916/94; G3 A5/O 1916/95; G3 A5/O 1919/35; G3 A5/O 1919/70; G3 A5/O 1925/11; G3 A5/O 1926/41; G3 A5/O 1930/10; G3 A5/O 1931/149; G3 A5/O 1933/165; G3 A5/O 1934/17; G3 A5/O 1934/135
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