The fonds consists of records created by Professor Abbott while teaching and researching at Carleton University. There are ten series that document his academic life; lecture notes for Administrative Law (1960-1982); Administrative Reference Files (1954-1995); Civil Service Federation (1964-1972); Committee of Adjustment (1958-1989); Elements of public law (1954-1989); lecture notes and associated material for Environmental Quality of Law (1955-1994); lecture and course notes for Labour Relations in the Public Service (1952-1955); notes on Other Courses (1961-1995); Subject Files (1952-1995); and Urban and regional studies committee (1967-1970).
This fonds is comprised of two letters to Ruth Bates from her mother while the former attended the Ottawa Ladies' College. The content of the letters addresses her difficulty adjusting to school in Ottawa.
This fonds consists of nine series: Council of Ontario Universities, Library Committees, Faculty Boards, Committee on Admissions and Studies, Science Faculty, Science Faculty Board, Senate, Department of Chemistry and Miscellaneous committees.