The collection consists of one volume, containing copy letters from proprietors of land in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, stating their wishes as to where they would like their allotments to be placed by the Commissioners, and which pieces of land they would be prepared to give up. The letters are all dated 1806-1807 and appear to be contemporary transcriptions.
Loose at the back of the volume is an unrelated bill from F. Saxby of Market Lavington [Wiltshire] to the Hon. Miss Hobhouse, for linen, hosiery and haberdashery supplied between October 1850 and January 1851. Miss Hobhouse was possibly Charlotte Hobhouse (1831-1914), eldest surviving daughter of Sir John Cam Hobhouse, baronet, who was created Baron Broughton of Broughton de Gyfford on 26 February 1851. The Hobhouse family lived at Erle Stoke House at Erlestoke, Wiltshire, a few miles from Market Lavington. Miss Hobhouse married Colonel Dudley Wilmot Carleton, 4th Baron Dorchester, in 1854.