The collection comprises:
- Scrapbook containing autograph letters and facsimile letters of royalty and distinguished churchmen, architects, authors, scientists and others. These items are accompanied by photographs, cuttings from printed works, engravings of architectural features and buildings, and manuscript notes by T.C. Hine; the earliest item dates from 1647 (MS 575/1).
- Scrapbook containing newspaper cuttings, correspondence and a few photographs, 1853-1899 (MS 575/2)
- Detailed Drawings and Specification, Explanatory of the Design for a Labourer's Cottage by T.C. Hine, a printed work, 1848 (MS 575/3).
- Loose posthumous items comprising two letters addressed to T.C. Hine's grandson, family history notes, and a photograph of St. Paul's church, Clumber, Nottinghamshire, 1924-1925 (MS 575/4).
As a keen autograph hunter, T.C. Hine collected letters which were signed by famous people andpasted them into a scrapbook (MS 575/1), often accompanied by relevant illustrations and manuscriptnotes. The volume also contains engravings cut from printed works of buildings that Hine perhapsadmired. In contrast, MS 575/2 is more personal, containing items relating to his family and his ownarchitectural projects.