Reel 1: Volumes 1 and 2 are entitled Hannay's Reports, 1903-1908 and are a partial calendar of the contents of the Provincial Archives of Nova Scotia. Included are: county information; newspapers; books; pamphlets; manuscripts; the Akins Collection; Prince Edward Island documents; St. Paul's Church (Anglican) Parish Books; the Dodd Papers; military letter books and order books; maps and plans; Crown Land Office records; Charles LaTour documents; Index to Papers Relating to Nova Scotia Loyalists; military archives in Halifax; and papers relating to the Intercolonial Railway.
Volume 3 is entitled Hannay's Report on Parish Registers (1908).
Reel 2: Volume 4. Inscriptions on tombstones, 1709-1917. The records in this volume are arranged alphabetically by town as follows: Bridgetown, Brooklyn, Caledonia, Port Medway, Chester, Chipman's Corner, Clementsport, Cornwallis, Digby, Falmouth, Grand Pre, Lower Granville, Granville, Kentville, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, Milton, Mount Denson, Newport, Shelburne, Wilmot and Wolfville.