A collection of 25 scrapbooks containing letters, invitations, photographs, newspaper cuttings and other papers documenting Lady Braddon's social activities, public campaigns, political interests and travels. There are also loose letters, travel diaries, publications and cuttings. The correspondence is mostly with public figures including Sir Robert Menzies, Malcolm Fraser, Sir James Killen, John Carrick, Andrew Peacock, Ian Sinclair, Tony Eggleton, Eric Willis, James McClelland, Lord Mountbatten, Edward Heath and Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. One scrapbook contains a letter and manuscript of Ethel Turner.
Violet Wheelihan (1899-1980) who married the Sydney businessman Sir Henry Braddon, was a traveller, supporter of charities, and inveterate campaigner and letter-writer on numerous national and local issues. She was closely associated with the Liberal Party and the Festival of Light and conducted a long crussade against the N.S.W. land tax.