The fonds consists primarily of typescripts, together with a proof copy and dust jacket of "Ruth Pitter: Homage to a Poet". In addition, there is some correspondence to Russell from some of the potential contributors to the book, including John Betjeman, Philip Larkin, Norman MacCaig, John Masefield, and Iris Murdoch.
The collection consists of a handwritten review of "Poems Ancient and Modern" by Peter Porter, "Sjambok" by Douglas Livingstone, "The Loss of India" by Zulfikar Ghose, "Londoners" by Gavin Ewart, "Old Savage, Young City" by Nathaniel Tarn, and "This Cold Universe" by Patric Dickinson.
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 of letters from A.R. Orage, 1933-1934, manuscripts by Armstrong for "Focus" 21, "The Literary Digest", etc. (1945-1970) plus a review, a note, and a mss for "The Poetry Review" by G.S. Fraser, 1950-1952. Also included in the collection are enclosures from "Ten Contemporaries" [1932 & 1933]. These enclosures consist of research material and correspondence: re the publication of the two volumes, and the writers included in them.
The collection consists mainly of material generated in the process of publishing the book Yeats the Initiate (1986), consisting of typescripts, drafts, paste-ups, illustrations, and proofs; plus correspondence, mainly to Liam Miller at the Dolmen Press.
The fonds consists of records produced by Skelton during the course of his life and career, documenting his activities as a poet, scholar, teacher, prose fiction writer, critic, editor and white witch. Records relate to activities including his co-founding of the University of Victoria Department of Creative Writing, his editorship of "The Malahat Review", his involvement with the Lotus Press in England and the Pharos Press and Sono Nis Press in Victoria, his collaboration with Ann Saddlemyer on the "Collected Works of J. M. Synge" and "The World of W. B. Yeats", a symposium and exhibition held in 1965 honouring the centenary of Yeats' birth, and his association with such writers as Wilfred Rowland Childe and Bonamy Dobree. Skelton's correspondents include T. S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Robert Graves, Margaret Atwood, Earle Birney, Bonamy Dobree, Paul Theroux, Kathleen Raine and many others.
The collection consists of correspondence from T. S. Eliot, photographs, a Lecture typescript with corrections, and an annotated book. The correspondence from Eliot is to: Mme. D. Bussy (including 1 unfinished reply and 2 from TSE's secretary) [1934-56]; Miss J.S. Bussy (daughter of above) [1939-56]; T. Tambimuttu ; R. Thoma ; M. Wykes-Joyce re Ezra Pound  ; H.M. Belgion [1940-63]; Mrs. Harold Monro (Alida) [1934-60] including 2 photos; John Lehmann [1936-52]; Anthony Cronin ; Francis Berry  re Herbert Read. The typscript with corrections is TSE's lecture "From Poe to Valery". Also included is Herbert Read's The Education of Free Men (Freedom Press, 1944) with approx. 200 words of Eliot's holograph annotations throughout the text.