The collection includes letters and official documents, some loose, some in binders with the author’s name imprinted in gold on the cover. Also included are invoices and correspondence from vendors: The Scribner Book Store (New York), Dawsons of Pall Mall (London), Documents and Autographs Ltd. (London).
The earliest letters are from Samuel Pepys (1673/4) and the Earl of Spencer (1684). The majority of the documents are from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Included are letters from British statesmen (Disraeli and Gladstone), Queen Victoria, and a variety of famous American and British persons such as Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Rockwell Kent, Auguste Rodin, and Teddy Roosevelt.
Included with the collection is a partial inventory of the items in the collection created when the collection was received.