The collection comprises copies of two typed manuscripts written by Nina Slingsby Smith.
The first (MS 498/1) is a copy of the original manuscript of 'George: the early days', first written as part of 'George: Memoirs of a Gentleman's Gentleman' but published separately in 1990. It describes the childhood of George Slingsby, who grew up in Retford, Nottinghamshire. Details are given of Retford before 1900; schooldays; the 'big freeze' in Retford in the winter of 1895; celebrations and holidays including Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Empire Day and Christmas; agricultural work; Retford characters; poaching; and George's first employment at Rufford Abbey.
The second (MS 498/2) is 'The Story of Wallingwells'. It describes the history and inhabitants of Wallingwells Hall, in the parish of Carlton in Lindrick near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, which was a nunnery until its dissolution in the 1530s, and then a private home, owned by the White family from 1699 to 1928. This article is unpublished.