This small collection mainly consists of letters from Thompson to Arthur Ball, poet, and also to his wife Anna, 1931-1947. All letters are written from Devon, and contain much domestic news, with additional glimpses of Thompson at work under wartime conditions.
The collection also contains: two 'fan' letters from Winifred Thompson of Bath (daughter of Flora Thompson) to Mrs Betty Tettmar of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, 1950-1951; photocopy of letter from Thompson to H.J. Massingham (author of introduction to the 1945 Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy), 1944; copies of The Peverel Monthly, a periodical of the Peverel Society, a postal writers' circle run by Thompson, 1928, 1930, 1931; copies of The Seasons, 1927 and 1932.
Also two letters from Arthur Ball to Gillian Lindsay, 1992, concerning her research interests in Thompson (she is the author of Flora Thompson: the story of the Lark Rise writer (1990).