Barham papers, 1673-1848, consisting of:
- Papers dealing primarily with the administration of the two Barham estates, the Island Estate and Mesopotamia, in the West Indies
- Papers dealing mainly with estate matters in the United Kingdom, that is, with the Barham property at Stockbridge, Trecoon and Westmorland
- Political papers which concern the activities of Joseph Barham and his son John as MPs for Stockbridge and Kendal, and also show that these were not the easiest times to own negro slaves or to sell sugar in England
- Family and other private papers
- Miscellaneous papers
Collections of William Shaw, 1714-46, with additions by 'H.S.', consisting of: a commonplace book; extracts of records relating to St. John's College, Cambridge; topographical collections; indexes of personal names and heraldic terms.
18th-century heraldic collections, in the hand of 'H.S.', except that most of the indexes are in a different hand. These are mainly transcripts of copies of visitations in the Harleian collection, collated in some cases with other manuscripts.
18th-century literary pieces.