Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/G1 C2 O
TitleOriginal papers [incoming]
Extent5 boxes
DescriptionIncoming papers sent by the British Columbia (North Pacific) Mission Secretary, or occasionally directly from missionaries and others, to the CMS UK office (London).

They consist mainly of letters and reports, but include minutes and papers of local CMS and diocesan committees.
ArrangementThe papers are numbered (in red ink) for each year [from 1 January] and from 1903 onwards the majority are marked 'B. C.' [British Columbia]. The date of receipt is also noted and often the initials of Secretaries and other staff in London who dealt with the material.

Some items were removed from these sequences during the working life of the records. For example, finance correspondence, was removed as soon as it had been summarised (see précis books CMS/B/OMS/G1 C2 P). Others were removed in the normal course of administrative work. Usually 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.
Access ConditionsMicrofilm or digital copies are made available in place of the originals.
Access StatusOpen, but subject to some access restrictions


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