1. Letter (28 p.) written to his wife over the period 11-22 Sept. 1927 on board HMAS Adelaide, describing a tour of duty to Vila, Tikopea Island and Tulagi (Solomon Islands). Gives a daily account of life on board ship without air-conditioning in the tropics. The visit to Tikopea and the welcome by the inhabitants is described in detail. 2. One volume of manuscript of "An account of the part played by HMAS Adelaide in the arrest of the perpetrators of a massacre of government officials at Diamond Harbour, Malaita, Solomon Islands, October 4th, 1927". The account covers the period 4 Oct. - 23 Nov. 1927. It describes the part played by the men of HMAS Adelaide in bringing the perpetrators to justice.