Most of the material concerns the artists Walter Richard Sickert and James McBey.
The contents are as follows:
(i) Correspondence, 1910-1932, undated, chiefly concerning McBey's paintings and etchings, but including a few letters of Sickert (folio 1);
(ii) Printed and manuscript articles by Sickert, 1912-1932, undated, most of which have been reprinted in ‘A free house! ... the writings of Walter Richard Sickert’, edited by Osbert Sitwell (London, 1947) (folio 56);
(iii) Proofs of articles (some by James Greig) and newspaper-cuttings on Sickert and his work, 1919-1935, undated (folio 76);
(iv) Printed articles, newspaper-cuttings, etc., 1912-1932, undated by and concerning James McBey, including (folio 111) a typescript list, with manuscript corrections and additions by McBey, of drawings made while he was official artist to the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1917-1918 (folio 108).