The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing approximately 250 specimens of dried botanical specimens collected between 1895 and 1918. Each of the specimens has been labelled with name, location and date. Specimens have been collected from a variety of places, including Weymouth, Devonshire, Plymouth, Yorkshire, Sussex, Cornwall, Ilfracombe, Cherbourg, North Donegal, County Antrim, County Down, County Galway, the Isle of Man and, the Isle of Wight.
The fonds consists of a manuscript memoir from the surgeon Valentine St. John (1883-1964). Fonds also includes two personal diaries of Aglae de Jora St. John (in French), 1877-1918, and includes events of World War I. The second diary dates from September 17, 1882 to October 24, 1890 and covers diplomatic life in Croatia and other places.
Collection consists of material compiled by Elsie Allan concerning theatre in Victoria and other locations in B.C. and in England. The collection includes notebooks of annotated scripts, scripts of plays, announcements and notices of meetings of the Victoria Theatre Guild, programmes of amateur and professional performances in Victoria, New York, and England, and programmes of the British Columbia, Dominion, Kelowna, and Vancouver Island Drama Festivals.
Also includes Allan's photographs of Victoria and Field, B.C., Camp Petawawa, Salisbury, England, France and unidentified B.C. locations during World War I. Many of the photographs depict the military.