This correspondence is comprised of letters, cards and invitations from community associations, clubs and charitable organisations to attend social functions across Queensland.
These social functions include: attendances at dinners, cocktail parties, balls, fetes, film premieres, races and picnics. There are also requests for the Governor and/or spouse to attend official openings of buildings and competitions such as the Mater Children's Hospital or the Australian Pipe Band Championships.
The correspondence also includes requests for attendance at conferences, military services and parades for Anzac day and Remembrance day celebrations; requests for patronage and fellowship to many associations, Church and University boards; to attend the enthronements of the Arch-Bishops; and to write articles for news bulletins and forwards for books such as the 1965 'Our Beautiful Queensland', to which the then Governor Sir Henry Able-Smith agreed.
Also included are requests by individuals seeking the Governor's assistance, for example, to meet the Queen Mother, or have family members released from jail, provide assisted passage to migrate to Australia, or assist in pursuing the Government over issues such as land reclamation, speeding limits and fines. There are also requests to supply of information about Queensland for publications such as the Finnish World Encyclopedia.
A sample of organisations represented include: Australian Military forces, ABC, Church of England, Gallipoli Legion of Anzacs, International Tradeship Mission, Junior Farmers, The Melbourne Club, The Mother's Union, Queensland Cricket Association, Royal Queensland Aero Club, Tattersall's Racing Club, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Association, Wanderer's Club, Xavier Society, and the Yeronga Kindergarten group.
Alos included are some letters received from the Governor of Western Australia, and a couple of personal or draft letters to T. J. Ryan.
Not all correspondence has not been retained.