The collection consists of a volume of about 100 pages containing manuscript poems, entitled 'Needwood Forest by F.N.C. Mundy Esqr With other Poems by different Authors'.
Mundy's 'Needwood Forest' occupies about a third of the volume (37 ff), and is glossed on the facing pages. It is followed by other poems and copy epigrams:
'Address to Swilear Oak' described in Mr Mundy's poem on Needwood Forest, by E. Darwin.
'A Rural Coronation', inscribed to Mr Mundy on reading his poem on Needwood Forest, by A. Seward.
'Sonnet' by B. Boothby.
'On Mr Mundy's poem on Needwood Forest' by E. Darwin junior.
Transcription of part of a postscript to a letter from Mr Greg to Mr Nicholls written 19 Nov. 1764, describing a sunrise.
'A Charm for Ennui: a matrimonial song', by William Hayley Esq.
'A Matrimonial Ballad', anonymous
An epitaph on Frances Kent in Eartham Churchyard, died 28 Oct. 1777.
An epitaph on William Bryant, clerk of the parish of Eartham, and Ann his wife, 1779.
'Verses to Mr Wright' by Miss Seward, on receiving an excellent picture of her Father painted by him, Nov. 1781.
An epitaph on Dr William Clarke and Mrs Clarke, by William Hayley Esq.
An epitaph in a churchyard at Edinburgh, anonymous.
'William and Margaret', by David Mallet Esq.
'The Passions: an Ode for Music', by Mr William Collins.
Five poems all entitled 'Song', by William Hayley Esq.
'A Card of Invitation to Mr Gibbon at Brighthelmstone, 1781' by William Hayley Esq.
'A Receipt to make a Tragedy' by William Hayley Esq.
'Content', written at the request of a Lady, for the Vase at Batheaston, 1781, by William Hayley Esq.
Epitaph for the wife of the Rev. _ , in Kniveton church yard.
An epitaph on Dr Aug. Caesar as it is written in the Cathedral Church at Rochester (translation from theLatin).
Epitaph on Lawrence Brown Esq. by William Mason M.A.
Epitaph designed for Mr Mason's monument in Westminster Abbey.
Inscription for a column at Truxillo, the birthplace of Pizarro, [copied from] p. 225 of 'Letters written during a short residcence in Spain and Portugal', by Robert Southey, 1797.
[In a different hand:]
Epigram by Dr Chorley.
It is possible that the contents of the volume were transcribed by one person from other sources, over a period of time.