Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Eaton in the course of his genealogical and historical research of Colchester, Halifax, Hants, and Kings counties, and New England. Includes notes, copies of articles, pamphlets, leaflets, draft manuscripts, chapter outlines, and bound volumes containing extracts of reports from the Society for the Progagation of the Gospel relating to early Nova Scotia. Fonds also contains personal correspondence; sermons; biographical material; auction catalogues; sheet music; and published and unpublished articles and poems, many of which were compiled in bound volumes together with correspondence, notices, reviews, and ephemera. There are also two volumes of personal letters from fellow poet and clergyman, Rev. Robert Norwood, as well as photograph portraits of Eaton and family members, reproductive prints of colonial administrators, royal dignitaries, coat of arms, and postcards depicting churches, buildings, and scenes of Nova Scotian cities and towns.