Letters and papers to Bowers as Rector of St Paul's, Covent Garden, especially from the patron, the Duke of Bedford; letters and papers about the foundation of Marlborough College; letters and papers to Bowers as Dean of Manchester, especially about the Manchester Parish Division Act, 1850; and papers on education, including a scheme for increasing the revenues of Rossall School, 1860.
 Personal papers, including documents on Bowers' appointment to the Covent Garden Church; commonplace book; passport; Mrs Bowers' diary, 1864; and newspaper obituaries of Bowers.
 Letters to Bowers as Rector of St Paul's, Covent Garden, 1831-1847.
 Papers on Marlborough School, 1842-1858, including pamphlets, rules, prospectuses, a form-list, travel arrangements for boys, a poster of dormitory rules, and a declaration by tradesmen of Marlborough.
 Letters about Marlborough School, 1843-1861: letters from subscribers or potential subscribers to the original fund; letters on the appointment of the first masters, 1843; letters from or about members of the Council; and letters on nominees and nominations for places in the school.
 Papers as Dean of Manchester, including a copy of the charter to the Collegiate Church, Manchester, 1635; the form of enthronement of James Prince Lee, Bishop of Manchester; letters, petitions, memoranda and newscuttings on the Manchester Parish Division Act, 1850; and an account of the foundation of St Alban's, Strangeways and Cheetwood, Manchester, 1854-1858.
 Letters to Bowers as Dean of Manchester.
 Papers on education, including a title deed for a school at Chorlton-cum-Hardy, 1843; a scrapbook of newscuttings on education, 1846-1847; Rossall School calendars, 1857 and 1863, and a plan for increased fees, 1860; and a prospectus for Haileybury College.
 Letters from Bowers to his wife and daughters.
 Miscellaneous material of the Bowers and Stapylton families.