This collection contains:
- Diary kept by Robert White covering the period ca. 23 March-21 December 1895.
- Papers which were found in White's diary (now bound into one volume). Included are notes, maps, press cuttings, letters, official correspondence regarding the return of the diary, correspondence relating to the publication of Marshall Hole's book The Jameson Raid, and correspondence regarding White's subsequent exoneration from the charge of having taken his box of confidential papers into battle. Also included are cheque book counterfoils, December 1895-January 1896.
- Book entitled The Jameson Raid by Hugh Marshall Hole (London: Philip Allan, 1930). Stuck inside the volume are newspaper cuttings about the book and particularly about the White/despatch-box incident. This book belonged to White and contains annotations made by him.
Of particular interest in this collection is a sketched map of the battlefield at Doornkop, 14 miles from Johannesburg, where Jameson and his men were forced to surrender to the Boer commandant P.A. Cronje.