Item is a diary that describes a trip to England between November, 30 1888 and January 17, 1889. The diary contains daily entries that describe Whitman's activities, church attendance, meals, business and social visits, and letters sent and received. Many entries describe his meetings about apples. The diary also records money received and paid.
Item contains a letter from Mary Goldie, Princess Alice's private secretary, asking Ellen Ballon to forward an enclosed letter to Frank Cyril James in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the McGill Conservatorium.