Papers relating to the family of William Van Mildert, bishop of Durham. The documents are divided into 8 sections:
- 1-86: early family papers.
- 87-155: William Van Mildert, Rector of St Mary le Bow, Canon of Christ Church and Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, 1788-1820.
- 156-317: William Van Mildert, Bishop of Llandaff and Dean of St Paul's, 1819-1826.
- 318-586: William Van Mildert, Bishop of Durham, 1826-1836.
- 587-611: William Van Mildert, manuscript notes, lectures and sermons.
- 612-624: William Van Mildert, printed works: sermons and proof copies of Van Mildert's edition of the works of Daniel Waterland.
- 625-704: printed works belonging to William Van Mildert and his nephew Cornelius Ives, including some early 19th century printed maps covering areas under Van Mildert's jurisdiction in his various offices.
- 705-1334: sermons and miscellaneous papers of Cornelius Ives 1793-1883, Rector of Bradden from 1818. Many of these were taken from collections of sermons written by various ecclesiastical figures, but some were tailored to contemporary events.
VMP 1335-1476 form another group of papers from the same source, comprising legal, administrative and estate papers, and letters of the Van Mildert family; notes, sermons, and verses by Van Mildert, and material relating to Daniel Waterland (theologian, 1663-1740, whose works were edited by Van Mildert). The final group documents the work of Arnold Bradshaw attempting to trace information on the Van Mildert family.