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 is a notebook containing twenty sailors' ballads, one popular song and two song fragments written in at least two different hands. There is also a brief diary entry outlining Fenwick Hatt's movements between 1883 and 1885.