Correspondence relating to the solar eclipse seen in Norway on 9 August 1896:
Receipts of tradesmen, hotels and others, 1896, including orders for Britannia Works's plates and Mawson's plates (cancelled later). There is also a receipt from the Canadian Pacific Railroad for fares to Japan.
Correspondence of 1895-1897 concerning the eclipse of 9 August 1896, including letters from P.H. Matthiessen and Co. on a special cruise to Norway and letters to H.H. Turner on plates.
Correspondence with H.H. Turner, 1895-1896, concerning aspects of the eclipse expedition, travel arrangements, instruments, accommodation and the construction of observing huts.
Correspondence with Dr A.A. Common, 1895-1896, concerning various issues relating to the eclipse of 9 August 1896, including a note stating that the information received suggests bad weather and fog may prevent the eclipse being observed.
Correspondence with Captain E.H. Hills, 1896, concerning the eclipse of 9 August 1896, including travel arrangement queries and letters on luggage and instrument carriage.