The papers consist of:
(i) Correspondence, 1777, concerning the administration of Tanjore (folio 1);
(ii) Correspondence, 1782-1783, including some copies and extracts, chiefly concerning administration and a mutiny at Bidanore, and other papers (folios 38);
(iii) Papers, 1782-1783, concerning a court of enquiry and a court-martial held by James Stuart, into the conduct of the officers who surrendered the forts of Trincomalee and Ostenburg to the French (folio 96);
(iv) Copy of the defence of Major-General Sir John Burgoyne at his court-martial, 1785, for his refusal to take command of the forces in Madras after Stuart's dismissal (folio 136);
(v) Correspondence and papers, 1782, concerning the loss of a bullock (folio 160);
(vi) Enquiry, 1783, into the cause of death of a native cavalryman (folio 169).