n.a detailed description of a collection, often at the file or item levelMcCain 1942, 43From analytical inventories, which describe the contents of individual binders and analyze their contents, he proceeds to catalogues, which are inventories based on a logical classification of the records according to subject.Lokke 1942, 76–77The analytical inventory has been applied only to the Political Correspondence. Modeled on the English Calendars of State Papers, it was designed to contain résumés of or selections from the correspondence of the French diplomatic agents. . . . But with the publication of the ninth volume in the series in 1910, the commission abandoned the project of issuing analytical inventories. Lack of interest in this type of inventory was a contributory cause.Delmas 1996, 446In the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the twentieth century, the archivist in Europe was a diplomatiste who classified, preserved, and conveyed the information of archives, but the essence of his scientific work consisted of analytical inventories and the edition of rare and impenetrable texts.Donato 2017, 90Daunou’s instructions pointed toward something that was at once an inventory, a regestum, an index, and, not least, a collection of facts distilled from the raw material of the archive. ¶ In many respects, such an analytical inventory had little originality and was merely a continuation of the work that the French records had already undergone.