The fonds consists of records Telfer created or received during the time that she spent as a teacher at residential schools. The materials donated by Telfer include correspondence, essays, schedules, programmes, ephemera notes and a significant number of photographs. These records are primarily related to the the Morley Residential School, the Coqualeetza Residential School and the Port Alberni Residential School, as well as the Nakoda (Stoney) Nation.
Man in front of frame structure is kneeling on the ground and an infant is sitting on the ground in front of him. Three structures are in the background and snow and tree covered hill/mountain in distance.
Eight individuals, women and children, sit atop an open wagon. On the right a boy sits astride a horse. A two-storey frame structure can be seen in the background, with trees and mountains in the distance.