So, as we can see, Carpenter was a man of many talents, fervent enthusiasms, and attractive personality. He had a singular capacity for making and keeping friends, making a deep impression on everyone he met. Many of his ideas have become so much a part of modern thought that they now seem almost commonplace, and even his books are only pale reflections of the vivid spirit for which he was known and loved. It is fortunate that his library has been preserved with sufficient approach to completeness to give some idea of the extent of his interests and the interrelations between his ideas and those of contemporaries. The contents of the Carpenter Collection, which was donated to Sheffield City Archives in 1933, falls into two classes. The first contains over 1,000 books and pamphlets from his own personal library (as well as the famous sandals, for which he developed a fondness for whilst travelling in India, which he then started to produce for mail order customers). The second consists of many editions and translations of Carpenter's own works, copies of almost every periodical to which he contributed, and 2,280 papers, including the manuscripts of nearly all his books, letters from friends and publishers, and hand-written notebooks. Correspondence included letters from Sigfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Marie Stopes, William Morris, Mahtma Ghandi and John Ruskin.