The diaries (Nos. 1-13) and the miscellaneous notes and memoranda (No. 14) are mainly written on the backs of, in the margins of, and in other spaces in a variety of discarded documents. These are briefly summarized as follows:
Vol. I: tax assessment forms.
Vol. II: copies of notice entitled "Statutes and Regulations concerning Alehouses", 1799.
Vol. III notices as in Vol. II and tax assessment forms.
Vol. IV: four outside folios consist of instructions, tables and forms for tax assessment.
Vol. V: plain paper.
Vols. VI, VII & VIII: militia service returns (blank).
Vol. IX: tax assessment forms, instructions to tax assessors, militia return, sale posters.
Vol. X. sale posters, notices concerning tax returns, William Baker's election address, 1805, Carrington's waggon licence, 1785, public notice concerning tax returns, 1804 (signed by Carrington).
Vol. XI: sale posters, assessment forms, instructions to chief constables concerning militia, tax collectors warrants.
Vol. XII: sale posters, fire insurance proposal, militia lists of desertions and men not joined, constables' warrants, public notices and forms concerning taxes.
Vol. XIII: sale posters, tax assessment forms, handbill advertising sermon in aid of Sunday Schools, 1801, handbill for Hertfordshire Association against felons.
Miscellaneous memoranda (No. 14): sale poster, calendars of prisoners in Hertford Gaol, newspaper cuttings, broadsheet called The Perpetual Almanack, William Baker's election address, 1802.
The information contained in the above list is necessarily incomplete, because the documents are cut, folded and bound into book-form in such a way that total identification is not possible