Accession consists of 4 photograph albums, some loose photographs, and a number of postcards collected by members of the Nicholson family. Some photographs and postcards relate to the family's life in England, Royal Oak (Saanich) and Sidney BC. Three of the albums belonged to their son Arthur Nevil Nicholson (d. 1917), and those photographs relate to his life as an NWMP officer in Saskatchewan and his visits with his family in BC. Many of the postcards relate to a family named Robinson whose connection to Muriel Nicholson is unkown.
Collection consists largely of correspondence between 1945 and 1968 from Dr. Harry R. Lillie (d. 1990). Lillie was a Scottish surgeon, anti-whaling and anti-sealing activist, and author of books on conservation. Collection also includes photographs, postcards, greeting cards and news clippings.