The fonds consists of passport, certificates, notebooks, annotated atlas and correspondence of Walter Brown Anderson. The fonds also includes photographs attributed to Walter Brown Anderson ranging between  to 1926. The photographs consist of prints and negatives (predominantly glass plates) of various subject matter.
Photographs associated with accession 198009-005 primarily depict logging operation sin the Kootenay region, views around Golden and the Columbia River, and survey part of the Tesla Lake area. Accession 198009-005 contains copy negatives and no original material.
Photographs associated with accessions 198007-001, 198007-021, and 198007-022 primarily depict scenes in and around Victoria and Vancouver Island, and consist of both views of people, buildings, and street scenes, as well as flora, fauna, and natural geography. The photographs contained in 198007-001 are prints, many of which have identifying information printed in the album. Photographs in accession 198007-021 and 198007-022 are glass plate negatives and are the originals for several of the print photographs.