The bundle contains lists of guests invited to Dunham Massey Hall. In many cases the lists are arranged chronologically, allowing one to reconstruct the composition of particular parties. For each year in the periods 1829-32 and 1835-41 there are two separate lists, one of which is invariably endorsed "Asked". However there is no clear distinction between the two types of list, in terms of invited / uninvited guests, or in terms of acceptances / rejections of invitations, since both types contain names that have been struck through, suggesting that they have declined invitations.
All pieces are written in the hand of the 6th Earl of Stamford.