Fonds comprises correspondence and personal papers of William R. Tratt and Naomi Tratt (1890-1932). It also contains Herber Tratt's academic records and financial statements (1908-1910), temperance certificates for Gertrude, Wilfred and Elsie Tratt (1931), and Methodist Church Statistical Returns (1915).
Fonds consists of documents relating to mining, primarily the Styles Mine in Cumberland County, NS. There is correspondence, maps, geological surveys and reports relating to mining. There is also a collection of prose and poetry by John Rutherford and personal correspondence between the family.
Accessions consist of materials related to the publication of the poetry periodical Germination. Materials include manuscripts and proofs, editorial drafts, correspondence, sales and business records, and promotional materials.
Accession contains: book manuscripts of Dirge folios, Ova Aves, Clouds flying before the eye, and The deer yard; article typescripts of: Christopher Pratt and Mary Pratt, Petit Force, Porter' obsession: images from an illustrated mind (Brian Porter), The coming of age of David Adams Richards, and The road taken, Fundy Geological Museum expansion: interpretive themes, On the beach, Tantramar revisited, Home of the long tides, the Parrsboro Shore, Spencer's pure presences, Respectable rebel (A. J. Casson), Saving the eagle - with a little help from its friends, May Day on the old marsh, Case Hoyt, Mertola's living history, and May Day on the old marsh; correspondence of Harry Thurston; two speeches and talks; sound recording interviews with: Mary Pratt, and Christopher Pratt: David Blackwood; A.J. Casson; David Adam Richards; Sandy Spencer; Joe Norris; John Houston; and Riordan regarding folk art; and Brian Porter, conducted by Harry Thurston; and research material.