(a) 2 boxes of correspondence between David and Betty Beaty and several publishers, friends, and others, mainly concerning their respective publications, dated between 1939 and 1998, including a few relating to the deposit of their archive in the Brotherton Collection;
(b) 1 box containing miscellaneous reviews of their publications, mainly in English, but with some in German;
(c) 1 box containing copies of articles and short lectures by David Beaty and several booksellers' blurbs concerning his books;
(d) 1 box containing notebooks and miscellaneous papers of Betty Beaty;
(e) 18 boxes containing full or partial autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of David Beaty's books, as follows: 'The take-off', 'Eagles', 'Cone of silence', 'The siren song', 'The white sea-bird', 'The naked pilot', 'The ghosts of the eighth attack', 'The temple tree', 'New moon', 'The blood brothers', 'Electric train', 'The proving flight', 'Who shot MT?', 'The human factor in aircraft accidents', 'The stick', 'The gun garden', 'Village of stars', 'Call me captain', 'The water jump', 'Excellency', 'Sword of honour', 'The heart of the storm', 'The wind off the sea', 'R101', 'The magic carpet', 'The captain's return', 'Light perpetual', 'A bouquet of green blossoms', and miscellaneous minor playscripts and essays;
(f) 7 boxes containing full or partial autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of Betty Beaty's books, as follows: 'The colours of the night', 'The trysting tower', 'Fatal union', 'Love and the Kentish maid', 'Wheel fortune', 'The path of the moonfish', 'The shadow of the peak', 'The Atlantic sky', and 'Flight into love';
(g) 2 boxes of personalia, including David Beaty's RAF log books for the period 1940-1946, a short curriculum vitae, partial lists of both David and Betty Beaty's publications, a few of their notebooks, and issues of 'The Cherwell' for 1939-40, 'Platitude' for 1940, and 'John Bull' for 1952-56;
(h) copies of 7 of David Beaty's books, namely, 'The proving flight', 'Cone of silence', 'The siren song', 'The wind off the sea', 'Eagles', 'The human factor in aircraft accidents', and 'The naked pilot', 3 of Betty Beaty's books, namely, 'Suddenly in the air' (an uncorrected advance proof), 'The trysting tower', and 'Fatal union', and 2 of Roberta J. Forsberg's biographies of David Beaty, namely, 'The world of David Beaty' and 'Antoine Saint-Exupéry and David Beaty'.
(i) Miscellaneous papers including: Betty Beaty correspondence during early days of magazine writing. 1953-1954; 'Two blues and a yellow' short story by Betty Beaty, TS with autograph corrections and additions; 'The little something' short story by Betty Beaty, TS with autograph corrections;'Timings for 'Ghosts of eighth attack'', MS notes; Notes for 'light perpetual' 1pp; manuscript drafts of scenes from 'ghosts of 8th attack'; 'Alterations to 2nd draft of ghosts' TS document with MS annotations.
Includes 2 Royal Air Force log books from the Second World War.