"This note has been compiled by Sir John Winnifrith, a former Treasurer and Governor of the Company, was printed in 1981 and updated in 1992 by the then Treasurer". -- p. 14.
"This note sets out, first, the essential facts about the Company. There follows a fuller summary of its history and development and of its current activities. The note is intended for new members of its Court -- the Company's governing body -- and those in charge of the undertakings it supports". -- p. 1.
Contents divided into sections: The essential facts about the Company -- A summary of the history and development of the Company and of its current activities: 1649-1776 -- Early Activities in New England -- 1775-1870 -- West Indies -- 1870-1945 -- 1945 onwards -- The sources of the Company's income -- Appendix A: The rules setting out the categories of securities in which the Company's funds may be invested -- Appendix B: New England Company "A Charity" Investment Policy dated 15th May 1991 -- Appendix C: Market value of Investments as at 31st December 1991.