The letters contain information on Thomas's holidays and trips to America. Also mentioned are payments made to Thomas for sound recordings, and Dyson's chronic ill health. A significant number of the letters are undated and all are on rough paper. Items of interest include:
- /1: Undated letter: Thomas describes how he finds writing more difficult the older he gets and states that "so called Anglo-Welsh criticism is very poor on the whole".
- /6: Letter dated 12 March 1976: Thomas states "I expect you saw the demolition work on me in the T.L.S. [Times Literary Supplement] a fortnight ago" and goes on to say "I find the lack of balanced, catholic, critical standards among reviewers disturbing. One hails you as a major poet, another treats you like a rather inferior Patience Strong".
- /15: Letter dated 2 December 1998: Thomas writes "I, like you, laugh at the names being put forward for the Laureateship - minnows all of them. There is some attempt in Anglo Wales to nominate me. I have said I wouldn't dream of accepting even in the unlikely event of being offered. Polite standards have all gone to hell and trivial minds are getting excited by trivial poetry".
- /16: Letter dated 22 April 1995: Thomas is glad that Macmillan is going to publish Dyson's book [The Fifth Dimension]. He mentions his experience of the recent BBC cutbacks and notes that Bloodaxe has agreed to publish his poetry.