The principal component of the second supplementary collection is an alphabetical sequence of correspondence running A-S. This sequence, which was believed lost, precedes that running S-Z, which is presented in catalogue CSAC 111/2/86. The material, which is not exclusively correspondence, covers a wide range of topics from collaboration on research and expeditions with British and foreign universities, to relations with governmental bodies including the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and the UK Atomic Energy Authority. There is also material relating to scientific societies such as the Royal Society and national and international laboratories and research organisations such as the National Physical Laboratory and CERN. There are also correspondence and papers bearing on the supply of materials for cosmic ray research, balloon flights expeditions and analysis of exposed emulsion stacks, atomic energy and nuclear weapons issues, publications and conferences.
There is a separate alphabetical sequence relating to balloon and aeroplane flights, comprising a record of expeditions, 1953-1971. There are correspondence, photographs, technical drawings, maps, memoranda and reports on balloon flights in Bristol, Cardington (Bedfordshire), Scotland, Sardinia, Hyderabad (India), New Mexico, Victoria (Texas) and Sioux Falls (Minnesota), 1953-1971, and aeroplane flights on Comet, Vulcan and VC10 aircraft, 1957-1964. The papers also document balloon making, collaboration with foreign universities and institutions, technical support from naval and air ministries, meteorological services in the UK and relations with NATO.
There is a little further research material, including laboratory notebooks, relating to n-p scattering, K-research collaboration and neutrino experiments, photographs of various stages of balloon preparation and flight, especially Bristol and Italy, and documentation of some of the conferences attended by Powell, 1960-1965, especially the series of Rochester conferences on High Energy Physics, the Ultra High Energy Nuclear Physics conference in Bristol (1963), various CERN conferences and the 1965 International Union of Pure and Applied Physics conference.