The book was compiled, at least initially, by Charles William McHarg Wilson; his name is written on the first page along with the date of 18 May 1914 and "Perth [?West]". He was 40 years old.
The contents are as follows:
- CM Wilson birth certificate.
- Newspaper clipping: "How Lincoln Led a Nation to Prayer and God Answered with Gettysburg", by Paul Rader in the Sunday School Times.