The collection consists chiefly of photographs taken by Wakefield in China in the last years of the nineteenth century, most of which are glued into a bound album. There are also a few loose photographs of Wakefield and two printed items. All the photographs are monochrome prints.
1. Album, 29 folios, with one loose folio, containing 149 photographs, 1898-1900 and undated.
2. Twelve loose and individually-mounted photographs, c. 1899-1933.
3. Hsin fa chi ch'i ts'o yao t'u shuo (Shanghai, 1899), an illustrated summary of new machines, in Chinese, issued by Ying shang Jui-lo yang hang, 1 booklet (52 pages).
4. No. 1, Siroco or tea dryer, Davidson's patent, a translation into Chinese of an article from the North China daily news, 21 September [189-], distributed by William White & Co., Shanghai, 1 booklet (10 pages).