Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence by the author, and financial and legal documents. The manuscripts and typescripts include essays, articles, reviews, lectures, and novels. The correspondence consists of letters from the author, dating from  to 1956, to Clayton Hoagland, Frances Steloff, Sir Hugh Walpole, and others. There is a letter to McFee from Harry Edward Maule, dated 1929.
The William McFee collection of papers are arranged in three series: