The collection consists of diaries and papers of J.R.T. Pollard. The diaries include details of the author's extensive travel, particularly in Europe and observations regarding his years of army service in Africa (1941-1945). They contain enclosures, such as letters, cards, and press cuttings and there are also envelopes containing material similar to the diary enclosures, arranged by the author.
Also contains a bundle of examination papers taken (and passed) by J.R.T. Pollard during the period 1932-1939 and includes Higher School Certificate papers of the University of Cambridge Board, University of London matriculation and intermediate examination papers and papers of the University of London MA examination (Classics). Also included is a covering note (dated 18 June 1987) from J.R.T. Pollard to Tomos Roberts, former Archivist at the Department of Manuscripts, Bangor University, containing a curriculum vitae for the period 1932-1939.
The collection also contains a typescript copy of a work by Mr Pollard entitled Dis, Dons and Doers: Encounters with famous or interesting people and a bundle of letters and newspaper cuttings regarding people mentioned in the volume. There is also a copy of a published autobiographical work entitled No County to Compare: Memories of a Herefordshire Childhood between the Wars, (1994).