The collection of poems and drawings has been brought together in a volume, finely bound in redleather with gilded fore-edge and gold stamping on the covers. It appears to be entirely in faircopy; although several of the poems are identified as 'Original Poetry', there is no evidence ofcomposition process or of corrections to draft texts.
The poetry is written in a number of different hands, occasionally apparently copied from apublished work, with the author's name or initial. Names given include; Barriston, Cowper, T. Moore,Burns, Shenstone, E.S., A.S., Montgomery, Southey, H.C., W.B.C., Croley, Young, Harriet Cooke, andAlaric A. Watts.
The artwork is a mix of printed illustrations and extremely fine original work which is boundinto the volume, added directly onto the pages of the volume or pasted inside. The original workincludes four oil paintings of butterflies, an oil painting of plums, a pencil sketch of a womansigned 'H. Harding, 1825', and what appears to be an ink drawing of a castle and cattle beside alake.