The collection has been catalogued to reflect the arrangement of the photographs when they were received in Special Collections. Each series contains the photographs which were in a numbered box when the collection arrived. The original box number is given in the alternative reference field. The series are in approximate chronological order.
The collection is primarily composed of black and white and colour photographs. There are some record sheets which detail conservation work carried out by M. Turpin Ltd. on various antiques. Some of these have photographs attached.
There are also some magazine cuttings, flyers and typescript sheets containing advertisements for M. Turpin and other antique dealers.
The collection was donated to the English furniture department of Bonhams by Jackie Mann. Bonhams donated it to Leeds Special Collections in November 2017.