The content consists of coal delivery and account books, general delivery books, general account books, employee pay books (miners, labourers, washers and surface labourers), miners pass books (miners' own record of work carried out by bargain, wages and deductions etc.), a letter book, payments listing book and setting books - which list the work agreed and contracted between bargain leaders and agent. A purchase ledger, measuring book and charge book are also included. Material such as lists of stock (powder and candles) received and issued to employees, stock account books, goods received book, tenders for lead ore, lists of material delivered to underground men, dynamite books and a wagon book are present.
Reports of meetings (extraordinary, general, half-yearly and annual meetings), articles of association, half yearly reports and accounts, directors’ reports, mangers’ reports, lists of shareholders and dividends paid, correspondence to shareholders and various businesses, invoices, proxy forms, dividend warrants and application forms for priority shares are included within the deposit. Material relating to various miner strikes include a ‘caution to miners’ poster, circular documents sent to the directors from the miners’ strike committee, circular documents to shareholders by the directors’, correspondence from management to senior persons and a statement from the miners’ on strike.
Other contents relate to the Great Laxey Mining Co. Ltd maritime activities and include material such as a ledger, account book, proxy forms and ore certificates from the Laxey Steamship Company Limited. Various insurance certificates regarding ore cargoes, a list of vessels for sale, a certificate of discharge of ore from a vessel and reports, letters and a claims statement detailing damages to a cargo (SS Reliance) ship are also present. Further items such as memorandum of association and a prospectus relating to the North Laxey Mine and Glen Cherry Consols Silver Lead Mining Company are included. Ephemera items consist of mining journals, scrapbooks and the newspaper the London Gazette.