Journals kept by Joseph Lee while a prisoner of war in Germany 1916-1918 and in later years when a journalist in London, which include sketches, photographs and miscellanea; also includes sketches of figures drawn by Lee at the Slade School of Art 1898-1948; local magazines edited by Lee 1907-1913; miscellaneous papers and correspondence relating to poetry, including correspondence with Robert Bridges 1914-1948; correspondence relating to his period of captivity in Karlsruhe Prisoner-of-War camp 1917-1918; miscellaneous correspondence 1913-1919; photographs 1914-1948; miscellaneous Material. c 1914 - 2007.
Cuttings mainly relate to local history and folklore of Dundee area and to University College, Dundee. Subjects covered include communion tokens, the countryside and nature, education, the Great War, folklore, historic buildings, maritime safety, Newburgh, obituaries and biographies, poems by Ramsay, T T Rennie and others, public libraries, University College, and sprat fishing on the Tay. Also includes covering typescipt relating to scrapbook
Correspondence 1815-1843; copies of correspondence 1796-1853; manuscripts of published works c 1841-1893; miscellaneous manuscript notes; and miscellaneous notes n.d. -1914, relating to Thomas Campbell, poet (1777-1844).