The documents include company histories as well as business records, such as 'The Story of Chilprufe being the Testimony and Testament of John A. Bolton', by John Bolton, printed in 1929. This details the history and structure of the company in 1929, and is supplemented by a typescript draft of the company history to the time of the Pasolds takeover in 1962, and by subsequent historical notes made when the Chilprufe records were in the custody of the Pasolds Research Trustees. A volume of memorabilia (including the earliest items in the collection, dating back to 1893) contains references to Bolton's involvement in other local societies such as the Bible Testimony Fellowship, as well as his activities as an employer and relations with his work force.
The business records themselves are all 20th-century in date and include accounts, minute books and correspondence. The correspondence includes internal memoranda between directors, communication with the National Hosiery Manufacturers' Federation, and correspondence with the Privy Purse Office at Buckingham Palace. There are papers regarding the Pasolds takeover and a number of photographs of the mills and employees dating from 1924 to 1964. Plans for a new factory, dated 1960, and documentation regarding machinery also feature. Of particular interest is a very extensive run of printed advertising literature and associated papers, including material on medical conditions, health and hygiene.