The collection consists of transcripts of poems with holographic revisions and notes; correspondence from Dowson to Henry Davray, John Lane, Charles Sayle, Leonard Smithers, and Victor Plarr; copies and typed transcripts of letters from Dowson to John Lane, Conal O'Riordan and Henry Davray, and of letters from R.H. Sherard to O'Riordan about Dowson, after his death.
The collection consists firstly, of poetry manuscripts and proofs including "Personae", "Lustra", and "Canzoni and Ripostes"; secondly, a prose manuscript of "That Audience, or the Bugaboo of the Public"; and thirdly, of correspondence to Elkin Mathews (publisher), St. John Adcock, Harry and Caresse Crosby (Black Sun Press), Louis Zukofsky, The British Union of Fascists, T. S. Eliot, Montgomery Belgion, Michael Harald, Clifford Gessler, and others.
The collection consists of a photograph album: "My Chronicle of the War," which contains photographs, clippings, pamphlets, cartoons and ephemera, concerning mainly the Canadian expeditionary army in World War I.
The collection consists of photographs of cartoons of "A Day in Fort Henry" plus a few others, together with the negatives. Also included is a photocopy of "Das Deutsche Lied: Volkslieder, Heft 1" and a few pages of other photocopied material in German, including some pictures of Hitler.
The collection consists of a handwritten letter to John Lehmann, together with a handwritten, signed poem "The Hanging Church". Lehmann has written a note on the top of the letter "Yes, I like this", together with his initials.