This collection of correspondence mainly consists of letters from Robert Blatchford to William Palmer (97 items) with a small number of other letters sent to William Palmer (3 items). It also includes 'Souvenir of a Visit to Chetham College, on Friday, March 29th, 1901' and a small painting signed 'Nunquam Dormio, 1934'. This correspondence ends in 1941.
There is a short exchange of letters from 1950 between Robert Palmer and LV Thompson (2 items) that suggests that Robert Palmer sent this material to Thompson because of its references to Blatchford and Thompson later returned it. Laurence Thompson published a book about Blatchford in 1951.
A collection of correspondence from Blatchford to William Palmer between 1912 and 1936 is held by Manchester Archives and Local Studies. The reference number is GB127.MS f 920.5 B26 and their website is www.manchester.gov.uk/info/448/archives_and_local_history.