Airy's personal correspondence on scientific and non-scientific matters with, among others, J.C. Adams, F. Beaufort, J.B. Biot, E.M. Brayley, R.C. Carrington, A. de Morgan, W. Denison, J.F. Encke, H.A.E.A. Fayé, J.D. Forbes, B.A. Gould, P.A. Hansen, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.S. Bowerbank, E. Loomis, O.M. Mitchel, R.I. Murchison, C.H.F. Peters, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, J. Richardson, G.S.G. Santini, P.A. Secchi, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth, J. Sopwith, O. Struve, J. Tyndall, W. Whewell and Lord Wrottesley. The papers include pieces on academic institutions in Nancy, France; writing by A. de Morgan concerning Catherine Barton; material on railways in Australia, as printed in 'The Sydney Morning Herald'; papers on the discovery of Neptune; discussions by J.S. Henslow on the flood and the Bible; a portrait of an eminent German, possibly Humboldt; obituaries of J.F. Miller and R. Sheepshanks; and an engraving of a medal presented to Hampden.