This collection falls into nine sections the first five of which contain material related to Henry William Hutton's Lincolnshire estates as follows: Bardney (1814-1929) including title deeds and sale documents as well as a letter from Henry William Hutton to his father dated 23 February 1828; Cherry Willingham (1596-1816) including a 1596 survey of open fields, abstracts of title, rentals 1790-1816, surveys and valuations, chancery suits of the Dell family 1782-5 and papers about the tenancy agreement between John Lely and Thomas Becke, lord of the manor; Washingborough and Heighington (1632-1831) including abstracts of title, surveys and valuations including an early nineteenth-century valuation of tithes, sale documents especially of William Saltmarsh of the seventeenth century and papers of the Sampson family including the 1714 marriage settlement of William Sampson and Sarah Melton; various townships (1757-1830) which includes surveys and valuations of Lincolnshire estates and particulars of sales of land 1814 and a calculation of losses sustained 1818-1820; accounts which includes estimates of the income of Henry Hutton (father) and debt accounts to Joseph Baldwin, solicitor and the 1814 accounts for William Gibson ('a lunatic').
DUT also contains some original bundles of correspondence, including one created in 1836 by Henry William Hutton of and to various family members that he requested be preserved and this includes letters about the marriage of William Gibson and Mary Ann Miller and their subsequent separation on his mental illness and some about the marriage of Charles Foxon and Maria Williams. The remainder are largely about estate affairs. DUT also contains pedigrees of the Lincolnshire families of Woolby, White, Gibson, Wheat, Becke, Dell, Hutton and Foxon, all seemingly drawn up to prove Henry William Hutton's title through his mother to the lands of William Gibson. Two other sections in U DUT are some papers relating to the Witham Navigation plans and some papers relating to Colonel John Kellett of Shirewood Hall including a copy of his marriage settlement and 22 letters to Henry Hutton 1801-5.