The Red book of the Exchequer was a register intended to preserve important documents comprising charters, statutes of the realm, public acts (Placita), private deeds and ordinances, correspondence, chronicles or annals, religious, physical or legal treatises, genealogies, successions, surveys and accounts, precedents and facetiae.--Cf. introd.
The Society aims to publish all unprinted national records that are extant, prior to the year A.D.1200. -cf. Prospectus, v.1.