Record

LevelSeries
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/B/OMS/G1 C2 P
TitlePrecis books [incoming]
Extent2 volumes
Date1881-1925
DescriptionThe incoming papers for each mission [the Original papers] were numbered for each year, from 1 January, in the chronological order in which they arrived at CMS headquarters. A printed [from December 1901 mimeoed] precis (summary) was prepared for each meeting of the Group Committee which admisntered the work of the mission. 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 was used as agenda papers by the committee. The file copy was pasted in the precis book on the left-hand side. On the right-hand the committee clerk entered relevant committee action (minutes or recommendation to Committee etc) and notes of secretarial action (e.g. letters written [see letter-books] ). The Group Committee minute books do not necessarily include the recommendations or minutes entered in the precis book.
Access ConditionsMicrofilm or digital copies are made available in place of the originals.
Access StatusOpen, but subject to some access restrictions