Professor Kenneth E. Boulding had kept in touch with Professor William T. Baxter throughout his career, and the collection of Baxter papers here at Edinburgh is composed largely of American-style circular letters distributed to friends at Christmas and describing family life, visits, events during the year past, and ambitions for the coming year. There are letters from: 1967; 1968; 1969; 1971; 1980; 1981; 1982; 1984; 1985; 1986; and 1990.
The collection is also composed of:
- - three photographs of Boulding: two of which show Boulding himself, and one which is a family group
- - a copy of the poems Sonnet for my muse I, and Sonnet for my muse II
- - a copy of the poem Sonnet, first line of which is 'Spring is a lovely, tantalising jade!'
- - copy of Carols and hymns, from 1939 to 1989, by Kenneth Boulding
- - postcard from Japan, dated 28 November 1963, printed with Haiku from the Japanese which was the Boulding family epistle for Christmas 1963
- - publisher's circular for Thora's Saga - A tale of old Iceland by J. Russell Boulding
- - photo-copy of some pages (pp.85-89) from Beasts, ballads, and Bouldingisms
- - obituaries - Kenneth E. Boulding - Times 22 March 1993, and New York Times 20 March 1993
Contained within a signed (by Baxter) copy of the 1st edition of Boulding's Economic Analysis which was also contained in the transit from the Baxter estate (and about which see the Library Catalogue) there were pencil-work inserts composed of the following:
- - from pp.702-703 - Growth of tree
- - from pp.672-673 - Optimum mix (2 pencil sheets); Boulding p.500
- - from pp.424-425 - Cost and Rev; Cost curves