奏摺中多采多姿的「圖繪」 
  「硃批奏摺」的史料價值,不僅局限於奏摺本身,奏摺中常附有精采的附件,例如:雨水物價清單、賦稅錢糧清單、晴雨錄、試題、供詞、節略、曆書及各式圖繪等,種類繁多,不及備載。但為了豐富及美化這檔展出,特別選展了幾幅附圖,如建築圖、河工圖、地形圖、疆域圖、戰役圖、農業器具設計圖等;這些精采的圖繪,原都附在奏摺中,輔助說明奏報事項;當奏摺經皇帝硃批發回原奏人後,摺中附件,便留置於軍機處,與原摺抄錄之副本合併,成為「軍機處奏摺錄副」。

Illustrating the Point
  The historical value of palace memorials lies not just in their written contents, but also in the often-fascinating supplementary materials that were included with them. They include detailed lists of commodity prices, local tax revenues, regional weather reports, government examination questions, depositions, abridgements, almanacs, and all sorts of illustrations. Though the variety is too great to list here, many of the most interesting ones have been chosen specially for display here. They include illustrations of building plans, flood prevention, regional topography, border conditions, battle plans, and even designs for agricultural devices. These fascinating images were all once included with memorials sent to the emperor to help illustrate and explain the contents. However, when the memorial was returned to the author, these supplementary materials were retained at the Grand Council archives and kept with copies of the originals to become known as “Official Copies of Memorials at the Grand Council.”

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