Letters and postcards addressed (with one exception) to Richard Hawkin, relating to the Labour Movement, from:
- Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford (1851-1943), journalist and author (no. 1);
- Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), campaigner for homosexual equality and socialist (nos 2-27);
- James Keir Hardie (1856-1915), founder of the Labour Party (no. 28);
- Henry Mayers Hyndman (1842-1921), socialist leader (nos 29-32).
- James Ramsay MacDonald (1866-1937), Labour Party leader and prime minister (no.33).
In addition, English MS 1040 contains the following unnumbered items relating to Edward Carpenter and the Norwegian translator and critic Illit Gröndahl:
- Four letters from Illit Gröndahl in Norway to Edward Carpenter, 1916-17; enclosed within one is a photograph of Gröndahl with two other figures;
- Typescript poem, Christmas Eve, from Henrik Wergeland's The Jew, translated into English by Illit Gröndahl, and annotated To Edward Carpenter with truest regards, 1915. 8 pp.;
- Manuscript translation by Illit Gröndahl of the poem To a young poet by Henrik Wergeland, 1916;
- Typescript draft of an article by Illit Gröndahl, Henrik Wergeland, the Norwegian poet, to appear in the American Scandinavian Review, annotated To Edward Carpenter with sincerest appreciation and thanks. 54 pp.