The fonds consist of correspondence to Francis James Mayer as well as Richard James Neville Mayers from Hamilton Mack Laing and Wife Ethel Laing. Fonds include photographs taken by Hamilton Mack Laing documenting his and wife Ethels homesteading adventures in Comox and typed unpublished manuscript BayBrook Lifes Greatest Adventure. Fonds include handwritten and typed natural history articles that were published in various outdoor sport magazines. Copies of magazine articles are also include in fonds. Hamilton Mack Laing was a well known wildlife author, photographer and museum collector, and artist, and made his home in Comox on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Born in 1883 in Ontario, Laing grew up on a Manitoba farm, attended art school in New York, and traveled the American west before becoming a school principal, photographer, writer, naturalist, bird collector, and nut farmer during his 99 years. He was well known in hunting and wildlife circles on Vancouver Island.