This group comprises correspondence to May Chambers from D.H. Lawrence (mainly in the form of postcards), dating from 1905 to 1914. From the same period are postcards from her sister Jessie Chambers and Helen Corke. A series of photographs and picture postcards includes both local scenes and ones from abroad.
A group of illustrative materials consists of several undated postcards of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire and photographs taken at various houses, including some family images. There are some miscellaneous letters to William Holbrook (Muriel's husband) from friends and associates in Canada and the United States (1953-1957) following his wife's death. Typescripts of two short stories by Mrs Holbrook, her marriage certificate and a letter (1961) from a Canadian archivist concerning her teaching career are also present.