The fonds consists of minutes of the 1913 Italian Railway Workers Accident Committee, photographs of the construction of the monument commemorating this incident and a guest book from the dedication ceremony.
The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, addresses, lecture notes and various other writings. The material represents his academic and creative writing courses from the year 1950 to 2006. In addition it contains his research notes and numerous offprints used for research and study. There is a very small amount of personal correspondence.
The fonds predominantly consists of records pertaining to the A. Davis and Son tannery operations in Kingston, Ontario from 1903 to 1980. There is a small amount of material pertaining to Davis Leather Company tannery operations in other locations, as well as some personal family record. The records are both administrative and operational in nature and range in topic from equipment, tanning formulae and processes to financial accounts and employee agreements and arrangements. The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into two series: Operational records and Administrative records; there are subseries within each.