- Family cuttings: John Bottomley (1814-1883, Gordon Bottomley’s grandfather) and John Bottomley junior (Gordon Bottomley’s uncle), with cuttings concerning the murder of Jonas Bottomley (d 1883, Gordon Bottomley’s great uncle); Alfred Bottomley (Gordon Bottomley’s father) and Ann Maria Bottomley (née Gordon, 1848-1938, Gordon Bottomley’s mother) and family, including an edition of the Keighley and Airedale Tattler from February 1885 concerning the Keighley Debating Society, as well as cuttings relating to Alfred Bottomley’s other interests including the Keighley Swedenborgian Church; Gordon and Emily Bottomley (née Burton) with other Burton family material.
- Local cuttings: (1) Keighley and Yorkshire: local stories, notices of local personalities. Arranged thus: Craven family; Sagar family; sermons from Rev. E. Pringle of Keighley; lectures by Gerald Massey; cuttings about the Keighley Scientific and Literary Society; general stories about Keighley arranged chronologically, ending with the ‘Jubilee Number’ of the Keighley News (1912).(2) Silverdale and the Lake District: local stories, personalities. Includes a ‘coronation dinner ticket’ to be held in the market place at Kirkby Lonsdale on 28 June 1838.
- Miscellaneous subjects, personal interest stories. Includes articles on palmistry and cuttings relating to the suicide of George Beavan Emmott and the ‘love tragedy of Birkenhead’. Some portraits.