The collection contains 2 poems by Stephens: AMsS, 1884 Oct. 15, poem (fair copy) beginning "given thought, glorious thought, and Lines, presented to Ethel Town Esqr., AMsS [facsimile?], 1873 Jul 10, (poem and etching pasted on single sheet). Correspondence includes: ALS from Stephens to Mr. and Mrs. John Turvill Adams, 1880 Apr. 3 (farewell before going abroad); ALS from Stephens to Joseph L. Carels (or Corels?), 1857 Dec. (enclosing an autograph, extant); ALS from Stephens to George Pope Morris, [no year] Dec. 21 (thanking him for a loan of books and mentioning a young, sick, friend, Miss Ball, whom she is watching); ALS from Stephens to Anna Cora Ritchie, 1860 Jun. 5 (regrets she has been unable to send portrait, send condolences, and recommends a hair artist, a worthy lady moving to Mrs. Ritchie's town); and ALS from Stephens to Bellamy Storer, 1863 May (requesting a submission for a book on the history of American literature and requesting that he use his franking privilege to forward some magazines, observing that editors should be exempt from paying postage). There is also a photograph of Stephens, seated, [undated].