Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/G2 TA O
TitleOriginal papers [incoming]
Extent2 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.
ArrangementThey are numbered [in red ink] for each year [from 1 January] and from 1900 are marked 'T.A.' or 'Turkish-Arabia'. 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. Usually in such cases a note of the number of the item, plus the initials of the staff member and the department, remains in the packet.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialFor 1898-1899 see precis book: letters 1917-1918 include many references to Armenian Refugees Fund, also from missionaries serving in the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force].


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