The manuscripts consist chiefly of property documents (including leases, bargains and sales, mortgages and grants) relating to land primarily in Nottinghamshire but including some in Yorkshire. There are a small number of deeds relating to turnpike roads. Wills are present for members of the Egginton family, Nottingham (1640-1730) and a number of other individuals of Nottingham.
The earliest document is from 1559, the latest from 1850. The majority date from the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.