The contents consist of various notebooks and handwritten notes on Frowde's research of old Douglas. Douglas topics include the Tower of Refuge, Douglas pubs in the 1870s-1880s and theatre and entertainment halls; further afield he writes about Castle Rushen and the parish of Maughold as well as notes regarding the poetry of J.H Quine, notes from the autobiography of the Revd Hugh Stowell Brown (1823-1886), writings relating to Manx folklore ('Some Curious Manx Ideas') and Manx Museum matters.
Other contents includes writings of Frowde's memories, for example Yn Chruinnaght Literary (Open) Class 21 entry a 'Description of a Ramble in Man with Natural History Notes', 'Recollections of boyhood days from 1875 to 1888', 'A Saturday trip to town in the mid-seventies (1870s)', 'Fashionable Intelligence', 'Christmas Time Memories' and 'The Wreck of the Orion'.
Further material includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with Philip Caine, William Cubbon (1865-1955) and various newspaper editors (such as the editor of the Mona's Herald ). Also included is a list of subject matter photographed in Douglas during summer 1932 and of demolition views during the ensuing winter, additional notes regarding his photography, various unsorted newspaper cuttings and a brown paper bag from the Galen Pharmacy, Windsor Road.