The series provides information on Sir William Hales Hingston's career as surgeon and politician, and his experience on different boards of directors, as well as some of the numerous honours he received during his career. It also contains some of his writings, most importantly the manuscript of the Climate of Canada and How It Affects Us which he published.
The series contains correspondence, notes, essays, press clippings, and other documents.
The series is organized into the following subseries:
P0134/A1 Medical Career
P0134/A2 Political Career
P0134/A3 Administrative Career