Papers comprise a personal diary in sixty-one volumes about the Copper Country; two volumes on the Bible and its spiritual interpretation. There is also a collection of "Notes on the lectures of Rev. James Kilpatrick, being a survey of Church history until 1513 A.D."
These papers consist of correspondence, notes and material written and edited by Dr. Quaife. Although they cover the whole period of his working life, they consist mainly of work done the time he was Secretary and Editor of the Burton Historical Collection. Correspondence and other papers are interfiled alphabetically, except where noted.
Papers are of both Henry Leland and his son Wilfred C. Leland and include: company history of the Lincoln Motor Co.; the Cadillac Motor Car Co.; the Leland and Faulconer Mfg. Co.; typed manuscript of Leland biography Master of Precision by his wife; family genealogy; and photographs of the Lelands and both car companies.