Papers as Governor of Uganda and Governor of Kenya. Also biographical material and correspondence. The years with the British South Africa Company are mainly represented by unofficial correspondence and Coryndon's own articles for magazines. No papers relating to his service under Rhodes survive in this collection.
A small part of the collection is formed by correspondence and papers (1926-1931) of Sir Edward Grigg (Coryndon's successor in Kenya), along with papers (1913-1930) of Major Eric Dutton (Coryndon's private secretary from 1920-1925). There is also a small amount of Lady Coryndon's correspondence (1910-1936).
The collection is the work of several people. With a view to a writing a biography of her husband, Lady Coryndon amassed much of the material, assisted by Major Eric Dutton. The collection was deposited with the Oxford Colonial Records Project via Charles Granston Richards of the East Africa Literature Bureau, and for this reason there is also Church Missionary Society correspondence with particular reference to the Kikuyu and the Land Question dating from 1903 to 1947; there are also articles about various aspects of Kenya, its history and the Mau Mau emergency, which were collected by Mr. Richards.