Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
Afro Bossa is contained in 1 flat storage box consisting of several short scores and parts, in varying keys, -- some pencil, some ink -- some Ellington manuscripts, some Strayhorn manuscripts, others in unidentified copyist's hands (Whaley? et al.) -- from the Duke Ellington and Mercer Ellington Libraries.
Short titles include: Absinthe, Afro Bossa, Bossa(?), Angu, Bonga, Bula, Eighth Veil, Moon Bow, Purple Gazelle, Silk Lace (also known as Caline), Tigress, etc. -- also included with Afro Bossa are two folders of unidentified parts and pages that may be related to the title.