The majority of the deposit consists of Sophia Morrison’s incoming (and some outgoing) correspondence with various individuals, relating to Celtic (Manx) culture, history, language, folklore and music. Notable folklorist correspondents include William Cashen (1838-1912), Anne Geddes Gilchrist (1863-1954) and Dr John Clague (1842-1908). Other prominent individuals include Charlotte Sophia Burne (1850-1923), editor of the Folklore journal, Arthur William Moore (1853-1909), Charles Roeder (1848-1911) Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965) and Mona Douglas (1898-1987).
Correspondence with distinguished linguists such as John Joseph Kneen (1873-1938) and Gustav Burchardi (b.1866) PhD, member of the Manx Language Society and teacher of languages are found within the deposit. Other individuals include music and art authorities such as Edmund Goodwin (1845-1925), William Henry Gill (1839-1923), Archibald Knox (1864-1933) and Frederick Swynnerton (1858-1918). Philip Moore Callow Kermode (1855-1932), Manx antiquarian, historian and founder of the Manx Museum and William Cubbon (1865-1955) Librarian (and eventual Director from 1932-1940) to the Manx Museum 1922-1940 are also present within Morrison’s correspondence.
The papers reveal that Morrison communicated with many distinguished novelists, poets and playwrights such as (Thomas) Hall Caine (1853-1931), the daughter (Ethel b.1866) of T.E. Brown (1830-1897), Philip W. Caine (1887-1956), William Walter Gill (1876-1963), Alfred Perceval Graves (1846-1931), Josephine (‘Cushag’) Kermode (1852-1937) and William Clucas Kinley (1866-1920). Morrison also corresponded with Lord (1857-1921) and Lady Raglan, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man (1902-1919) and Thomas Wortley Drury (1847-1926), Bishop of Sodor and Man (1907-1911).
Further material in the deposit includes miscellaneous papers and volumes, music sheets, newspapers cuttings, certificates, printed items (and ephemera), a small water colour painting, and small pencil and ink sketches.