This collection consists primarily of materials collected by Edwin Wallace Bell during the course of his research for "Israel Kenny His Children and Their Families" as well as copies of his incoming and outgoing correspondence with the descendants of both Israel Kenny and his ancestors.
Along with the correspondence, the collection includes genealogical notes, pedigree charts, newspaper clippings, biographical sketches, and transcriptions or copies of late 18th, early 19th century, and 20th century documents. There are also maps of land grants and photographs of members of the Kenny, Kinney, Kennie, Kenney family. Some of the photographs have been moved to the Photographic Section. See P147 for some Bell family photos.
In addition, the collection contains copies of articles on Carleton County history by Clark A. McBride, Cyrus Snow, and Gladys P. Kinney extracted from newspapers; an article by Francis R. Plourde on log drives; a history of Bristol, N.B.; and correspondence and notes received by E. W. Bell on the publication of the "History of 104th Regiment" and "Israel Kenny His Children and Their Families".
The material is arranged in the original order established by E. W. Bell, which is by the names of individuals with whom he exchanged correspondence.