DP is an artificial group of individual miscellaneous deposits some of which are landed family and estate papers. Carus Vale Collier's research notes for local history and the history of the Boynton family of Burton Agnes, have been given their own entry. Papers of the Foulis family of Buckton have also been separately noticed, as has the seventeenth century household account book of Michael Warton (Wharton), the eighteenth century day book of the merchant Maister family and the nineteenth century game book from Busby Hall in North Yorkshire and journal and account book of Robert Broadley.
However, in addition to these items there are also estate papers of Charles Hotham (1729-1794) at DP/18-22 and for the Barons Beaumont of Carlton Towers at DP/171. There is Francis Smales's seventeenth-century book of pedigrees (nineteenth century copy) at DP/169 and some Hotham family estate papers, included with a file of vouchers for building work done for the antiquarian, Gilyatt Sumner at DP/66-78. DP/145 is the journal and household account book of a Mrs Wilson of Wetherby 1815-1828. In addition there are a few parish records and the following wills: John Wheatcroft at DP/36 (1736), Fenlay Robinson at DP/37 (1782), William Hutson at DP/48 (1810), Robert Dunn at DP/51 (1810), John Kirkus at DP/65 (1840), John Smith at DP/92 (1705), Mary Waide at DP/93 (1726), William Hall at DP/95 (1754), Ann Watson at DP/97 (1766), Francis Walmsley at DP/98 (1770), John Hall at DP/100 (1798), William Travis at DP/133 (1846).
Estate papers for local towns include some for Beverley at DP/3; the Driffield enclosure award at DP/4; Bridlington (DP/96-107); Catwick, (DP/57; including a 1731 field book); Hedon (DP/23-35); North Burton/Burton Fleming DP/86-95, 100); South Cave (DP/36-49); Scarborough (DP/109-129); Withernwick (DP/61); Woodmansey (DP/59; being a file of alehouse recognizances 1789-1812) and there is a collection of local acts of parliament, especially related to waterways and railways at DP/175. There are letters about Keyingham level drainage 1890-1893 at DP/166/1.
In addition there are two copies of the `History of Hull' by Abraham de la Pryme at DP/5 and DP/84; some research notes about Hull and Hessle of F C Heaven at DP/50; a map of the county of York by John Tuke dated 1787 at DP/79; a transcript of a manuscript mentioning Wressle Castle by Bishop Thomas Percy at DP/83 and a copy of a fourteenth century map of Hull in the British Library at DP/103.