The collection primarily contains sketchbooks and materials related to Fletcher's publications.
The 15 sketchbooks cover 1943-1972 and contain mostly pen and ink drawings. The first volume was produced by Fletcher during 'pre-Slade' sketching tours in the Lake District, Cheshire and Lancashire in 1943-1944 and the final volume covers a tour of Italy in 1972. The other volumes feature mainly London scenes, although other locations in England and abroad are also depicted, and many include Fletcher's notes on the buildings illustrated.
Items concerning Fletcher's publications include four book typescripts (c1962-1969) and copies of his Daily Telegraph drawing and painting guides and folios of drawings (c1966-c1978); also a sketching course produced by Fletcher for Pitman Correspondence College (1970) . In addition, there are two volumes of cuttings of Fletcher's drawings and articles from newspapers including The Manchester Guardian, The Rochdale Observer and The Church of England Newspaper (mainly 1950-1953) and The Daily Telegraph (mainly 1971-1972).
Other material includes photographs, including images of Fletcher at work and stills from the film 'The London Nobody Knows' (c1953-c1970); a Geoffrey Fletcher sketching kit (c1970); and a menu for Fletcher's eponymous restaurant at Selfridges Hotel (nd; opened 1973).
The collection also contains items collected by library staff, including further cuttings (mainly from The Daily Telegraph, 1964-1980) and material related to exhibitions of Fletcher's work (1963-2005).