The fonds consists of one volume of manuscript essays dated 1883 to 1885. Included are "Historical Sketch of Paris by Abbey", "The True Character and Function of the Fine Arts", "The Religions of the Earth: 'Islam'", "Democratic Speech" and "Legendary and Symbolic Art in Literature". As well, there are two subject files consisting of correspondence, articles, and clippings relating to the history of paper and paper mills in Canada, especially the first paper mill located in St. Andrews East, Quebec, gathered in 1938. The files include handwritten copies of James Brown's correspondence, ca. 1800's and samples of Japanese papers for printing.