Personal papers of Alice Ivy Hay, relating to her own research and work, and to the life and works of her husband, Major Malcolm Vivian Hay (1881 - 1962), 1828 - 1981. The collection contains a number of her publications, talks and related papers, 1961 - 1973 and n.d., including bound and transcript copies of Valiant for Truth: Malcolm Hay of Seaton, There was a Man of Genius: Letters to my Grandson Orde Jonathan Wingate, and Under the Eiderdown: the Diary of a Dachshund. There is also a folio of original drawings by John Souter, which illustrated Under the Eiderdown, and related correspondence re. publication of her own works and of Malcolm Vivian Hay's Thy Brother's Blood (Jerusalem, 1980).
A separate series of papers on Orde Wingate, 1961 - 1981, relate to research and publication of There was a Man of Genius: Letters to my Grandson Orde Jonathan Wingate (London: Spearman, 1963). These include essays and correspondence about his life and work, and papers re. the Orde Wingate Institute, Jerusalem. A series of 13 correspondence files, 1892 - 1981, cover many topics, principally relating to her own and her husband's research interests, but also including personal, family and financial matters. A further series of 8 subject-based files relate principally to her own charity work, family memorials, and travels, 1944 - 1978 and n.d..
A small series, catalogued as personalia and other miscellaneous files , 1828 - 1968 and n.d., contains a mixture of papers relating to the Hay family (principally, but not exclusively, Alice Ivy Hay and Malcolm Vivian Hay), including reminisces of various members of the Hay family; papers relating to the Hay of Seaton coat of arms; passport, diaries, notebooks and address books of Malcolm Vivian Hay; original drawings by Malcolm Vivian Hay; his obituary notice and letters of condolence to Alice Ivy Hay. There are, additionally, some photographs of family and friends, 20th c; and a file of newspaper cuttings, 1960s -1970s.