The collection comprises:
School reports of Ena Palmer whilst a pupil at Clarendon Street and Mundella schools, Nottingham. 1913-1924 (MS 741/1);
School exercise books used by Ena Palmer whilst a pupil at Clarendon Street and Mundella Secondary schools, Nottingham. 1916-1923 (MS 741/2);
Student notebooks used by Ena Palmer whilst a student at University College Nottingham containing pencil sketches of botanical subjects (such as algae, dicotyledons, plants), and notes on aspects of physics (such as magnetism, electricity and heat). 1925-1929 (MS 741/3);
Student notes, typescript and manuscript, made by Ena Palmer during her botany degree. 1926-1929 (MS 741/4);
Notebooks of Ena Palmer compiled during her preparation for teaching in schools. 1948-1966 [MS 741/5);
Correspondence and other papers relating to her school and college career. 1915-1925 (MS 741/6);
Printed copies of East Midlands Geological Society circulars, leaflets, newspaper cuttings, and other printed materials. 1979-1992 (MS 741/8).