Memoranda for a compilation of a list of visits to British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Notes of visits 1567 - 1868. Handwritten manuscript ; Notes upon history of Solomon Islands, Typescript ; Jottings of some events in the Solomons, 1864 - 1881
Correspondence out: Press copy letters, including letters from Baker to James Egan Moulton, Sir A Gordon (High Commissioner of the Western Pacific), Thomas B Chapman, A P Maudslay (HBM Consul and Deputy Commissioner), Reverends F Laugham, George Brown, Thomas and J B Watkins, Theodor Weber (Imperial German Consul, Samoa) and Kigi Jiaoji Tubou
Articles by E P Ramsay published in the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 1879 - 1882: 'Notes on the Zoology of the Solomon Islands. - Part IV', Read Wednesday January 25th 1882 [annotated by Woodford]; 'Notes on the Zoology of the Solomon Islands, Part I. Aves' ; 'Notes on some recently described birds from the Solomon Islands, with remarks on some Australian birds mentioned in Mr. R. B. Sharpe's Cat. of Bds., Vol. IV.'
Papers related to Germans and the French in South Pacific, including Declarations between the Governments of Great Britain and the German Empire relating to the demarcation of the British and German Spheres of Influence in the Western Pacific (Parliamentary Paper, Western Pacific, No 1, London (1886) ; an Agreement between the British and French Governments relative to the New Hebrides, 1887 and 1888 (Parliamentary Paper, France, No 1) London (1888); and General MacIver, Rivals for supremacy in the Pacific; a book for every British subject, Sydney: Gibbs, Shallard & Co, 1885
Australian Station. New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Correspondence respecting Outrages by Natives on British Subjects, and other matters which have been under inquiry during the year, together with other cases which have since arisen (titles vary). Reports for 1886 - 1890
Collection of newspaper cuttings: including a book of newspaper cuttings 1888 - 1899, mainly reviews of 'A Naturalist among the head hunters'; plus many loose cuttings 1886 - 1911 on the South Sea Islands, some undated
Official reports on ships visiting the Australian Station, Solomon Islands: Report for New Guinea and Solomon Islands, 1890. Dates on which, and by whom, the various places on the Division were last visited by one of Her Majesty's ships, 3pp 2 copies ; and for the Australian Station, Solomon Islands, 1896. Correspondence respecting Outrages by Natives on British Subjects, and other matters which have been under inquiry during the year 1896, by Naval Officers in the Solomon Islands. 20pp. Proof copy
Smith, Percy S, 'Notes on the geographical knowledge of the Polynesians, Part I', Transactions of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Vol III, 1891, pp 280 - 310 and Part II, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, read before the Association, January 1898, pp 1 - 16. Reprints. Includes a letter from Percy Smith (President, Polynesian Society, New Plymouth, New Zealand) to Woodford 10 September 1916
Australian Station. Solomon Islands. Correspondence respecting Outrages by Natives on British Subjects, and other matters which have been under inquiry during the year (titles vary). Reports for 1891 - 1896
Newspaper cuttings: Sydney Mail, 19 December 1896 'Our first whalers. The voyage of the Britannia' ; 'Civis Romanus Sum?, Were the ancient Britons civilised or barbarous?', Morning Post, 21 August 1923
Copies of 'The Group Divisions and Initation Ceremonies of the Barkunjee Tribes', 1898 and 'Languages of some of Native Tribes of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria' 1902 by R.H. Mathews. Also includes a copy of the Aboriginal Protection Act 1909-1963, printed 1964.
Bundle 20 enclosures include: article by Thomson, Basil, 'Curiosities of the South Seas, II', Wide World Magazine, August 1899, pp 509 - 516 ; a copy of 'Wireless telegraphy in the Pacific' ; His Excellency the Governor's message to the Legislative Council, Fiji, Legislative Council, Council Paper No 30, 1909 (Sir Everard im Thurn's card attached)
Folder entitled 'Sikaiana', includes 'An account of Sikaiana or Stewart's Islands', Typescript copy, 4pp ; 'Some account of Sikaiana or Stewart's Island in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate', Typescript 9 pp, includes an attached list of seventy words in the language of Sikaiana ; Copy of letter from Woodford to T A Joyce, Honorary Secretary of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 7 June 1908, accompanying information on the Sikaiana canoe ; Journal article by Woodford, 'Some account of Sikaiana or Stewart's Island in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate', Man, 1906, pp 164 - 109 ; Notes on Sikaiana equivalents for the names of shells
Miscellaneous material, mainly concerned with Christian missions including journal articles from the Missionary Review of the Methodist Church of Australasia ; extracts from mission journals 'Not in vain', 'The Southern Cross Log', the 'Melanesian Mission'
Folder entitled 'Notes on Malaita Shell money with a notice of the old Guadalcanal bead-money' includes: 'Notes on the manufacture of the Malaita shell bead money of the Solomon Group', Typescript, Woodford's note 'Copy', original sent to C H Read, 7 July 1907 ; Notes of interviews with Sio and Savo informants, December 1910 ; Notes on Malaita and Gela, Florida, etc money ; Notes on Auki Malaita money ; 'Appendix' on native currency
Letters between Woodford and the British Museum (Natural History) ; Letters from G A Boulenger, S F Harmer (Keeper of Zoology), 1909 -1915, regarding specimens of fish and a lizard sent by Woodford ; Woodford to Director Natural History Museum, Tulagi 12 October 1912 about despatch of lizard. Carbon copy ; Letter from Woodford to Boulanger, Sussex, 24 October 1915 requesting help in compiling a list of reptiles and Batrachians [frogs and salamanders] of the Solomons