Q674 Summary

Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.

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FBI Catalogue Unidentified Individuals Speaking

FBI preliminary tape identification note: One Tracs 60/ “Boiler Engine” in envelope in 3×5 card

Date cues on tape: likely mid-70s, during construction at Jonestown

People named:

Jonestown residents:
Gene Chaikin
Norman Ijames (speaks)


Bible verses cited: None


Norman Ijames negotiates the details of a contract for a generator and boiler from a British firm.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 3/14/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On March 5, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B47 #118. This tape was found to contain the following:

Side A: Consisted of a telephone conversation from the United Kingdom regarding some drawings concerning a 100 KW and a 300 KW generator to be shipped to Guyana. The complete package, excluding shipping charges, will cost $55,000.

Side B: Was blank.

Nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.

Differences with FBI Summary:

The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.

Tape originally posted January 2011