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LevelSeries
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/G2 CE P
TitlePrecis books [incoming]
Extent6 vols.
Date1881-1934
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 December 1901 mimeoed] precis was prepared for each meeting of 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 action (minutes or recommendations to Committee of Correspondence, General Committee etc.) and notes of secretarial action (e.g. letters written [see letter-books /L]
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialN. B. The East Asia Committee minute books do not survive for 1906-1909, but see main committee minute series [G/C1] to 1916 for resolutions and recommendations of Group Committee. The West Asia Group Committee minutes pre-1930 do not survive. Note, however, that for the entire period the Group Committee minutes do not necessarily include the resolutions and recommendations entered in the precis books as these are often mentioned merely as "dealt with items on the precis".