Section 9E. The extended record shall be in abridged form. It shall comprise an abbreviated chronicle of all matters entered upon the docket, under the same or a similar title or an abstract thereof, and under the same number, and shall contain a brief and concise narrative of the essential features of the matter. Any final judgment, decree or order affecting the title to land shall be copied therein at length. But contracts and amendments thereof shall not be copied unless so ordered by the commissioners.