The contents are as follows.
(i) Two political ballads, and complimentary verses to Sir Andrew Ker, 1676, and to Lord Jedburgh, undated (folio 1);
(ii) Minutes of Bedrule kirk session, 1653-1654, recording attempts to choose a new minister (folio 6);
(iii) Five school exercise-books, circa 1820-1821; two (both signed St Clair) contain a Latin poem on William Tell and notes on Greek history respectively, and the three others contain notes on Euclid (folio 12);
(iv) Journal of a tour of France, 1826 (folio 98);
(v) Musical exercises (folio 109);
(vi) Four pencil drawings of figures, one signed 'A. Chisholm, 1797' (folio 110).