The journal, written throughout in pencil and totalling nearly 200 pages, was written between 20 June and 21 August, 1931. In it, Alice Selby, recorded observations of customs, costume, language, industry, food, weather, aesthetics and the people that she met as she toured Iceland. 1931 (MS 378/1);
The journal is accompanied by 14 black and white photographs showing scenery and people, probably in Iceland although only one photograph is annotated to this effect, c. 1931 (MS 378/2);
A photocopy of Selby's journal in substantially revised form published in Saga book of the Viking Society: XIX (London: Viking Society for Northern Research, 1974) also accompanies the manuscript journal. 2002 (MS 378/3).