The collection consists of correspondence and an astrological life reading created by Clay Burton Vance, a conman in the early
20th century who became well known internationally for selling false astrological readings. Vance, which was the pseudonym
of Elmer Sidney Prather, would sell personal "Complete Life Readings" to people for a large fee, but provided them with a
mass produced reading instead. Materials in the collection include a letter from Vance to a Miss E.B. Bell of Nunthorpe, England
written in 1911, selling her the reading, as well as the actual "Complete Life Reading" for Miss Bell sent shortly thereafter.