There are four series of documents relating to land owned by the Vere-Laurie family at Carlton on Trent. These include a dispute with the Board of Education and the Vere-Laurie family over £200 consols which had been removed from the endowment of Carlton on Trent village school and had to be repaid, 1938 (MS 879/1). A second series relates to the Carlton on Trent bypass and the purchase of land from the Vere-Laurie estate for the construction of the road by Nottinghamshire County Council in 1930 (MS 879/2). Another series relates to the purchase of land at Carlton on Trent to permit the widening of the railway line, 1937-1938 (MS 879/3).
Further deeds relating to the Vere-Laurie family of Carlton on Trent including the lease of Carlton Hall, 1926, and documents relating to the dredging of the River Trent, 1931. Other documents relate to the inheritance of Captain G.H. Vere-Laurie (MS 879/4).
The collection also comprises two series of 'stray' deeds which, at present, cannot be linked to the main Vere-Laurie papers. One series relate to the Foster family, formerly of Hornby Castle and contain a number of items relating to the inheritance of the estate of Arthur Wellesley Foster (MS 879/5). A final series of complete stray deeds have no connection with either the Foster or the Vere-Laurie family and cover properties in Warwickshire, Kent, Cornwall and London (MS 879/6).