The contents consists of a book of poetry (including music letters and reminiscences), poems and stories such as Two Little Girls in Blue (written in America 1891), The Toffee Spree, The Road to the Poor House, The Glenrushen Tailors, The Reward of Jealousy, A Belated Reunion, Susan's White Christmas, Tommy's Wife, The Purse of Gold, Hop tu Nay and Duchess of Gloster (Gloucester).
Play script items include Uncle Joseph, The Press Gang, A Friendly Game, Mrs Sayle's Lodger, The Luck of the Fairies, The News, Where's Henry?, In a Jerrood, The Night of Mary, Peel Castle, Under the Clay Floor, The Oie’l Verrey, Aunt Ann's Christmas Cake, Daa's Birthday and Fud-y-Cheilley (A Farce).
Also present are Ismael, a typed manuscript recounting Quirk family history, additional family reminiscences such as Life on a Manx farm in Grandfather's Time and documentation relating to the Clucas family (of Kionshlieu) and their connections with other Manx families (for example, Leece of Ballaleece, Cosnahan of Ballacosnahan, Clucas of Ballanicholas, Stephenson of Bawshan and Fayle of Bawshan).
A story (and poem) of a vessel called The Schooner Vixen, which sailed from Peel to Melbourne, Australia, in 1853, A Brief History of the Airey (with hymn and carol) and a story (with a Manx song) called Mylcharane are part of this deposit. So too are a brief history on Lord Nelson (1758-1805) and his connection with the Isle of Man, material relating to Manx history (the Three Legs of Man, Illiam Dhone [1608-1663]), a newspaper report on the explosion of the vessel Lily in 1853 and a map of Castletown Bay and Derbyhaven.