Item consists of a handwritten 41-entry list of short musical pieces compiled by David Murray, with the composer of each piece noted in the right-hand margin. The first 23 entries on the list are under the heading 1936-37, the following 18 entries are under the heading 1937-38, while the final unnumbered entry is under the heading Halifax--Jan. 39. One page of item contains 20 examples of humorous quotations written by Murray, possibly for use in future sketches. While unrelated to the musical list, the pages appear to have been removed sequentially from a notebook.
Item consists of a two copies of an untitled 49-leaf (98 leaves in total) double-sided record collection catalog compiled by David Murray in the early- to mid-1940s. The first copy is a typescript, while the second copy is a handwritten version of the catalog. Each catalog is arranged alphabetically by performer, with an abbreviation of their operatic role or primary instrument. Murray also made additions in pencil to the typescript version of the catalog (vital statistics of the performer, the latest date being 1946), and additions to the catalog in ink. Each entry in the catalog contains a corresponding filing code.
Item consists of a handwritten catalog of a personal record library of opera and secular music compiled by David Murray in the mid-to-late 1930s. The catalog is arranged in alphabetical order variably by category or musician, with associated records held in the collection listed underneath in a left-hand column (with corresponding storage location in the opposite column). The catalog was compiled in an address book.