The papers comprise:
- An unpublished manuscript bibliography of written works about Nottinghamshire by John Thomas Godfrey. The bibliography was to be published by subscription under the title 'Bibliotheca Nottinghamiensis', undated, c.1891 (MS 654/1).
- An unpublished manuscript volume entitled 'Lineal Descents of Peers and Baronets concerned with the County of Nottinghamshire', November 1887 (MS 654/2).
- Printed pamphlet entitled 'Notes on the bibliography of Nottinghamshire' by John T. Godfrey, 1891 (MS 654/3).