The contents are as follows.
(i) Letters, 1829-1835, of John Hill Burton to his mother, chiefly of a personal nature. (Folio 1.)
(ii) Letters, 1829-1842, undated, of Burton's first wife, Isabella Lauder, to her mother, together with a few letters to her from various friends and relations. These letters were written chiefly before her marriage. There is also what appears to be a guest list for her wedding, and ten poems apparently written by her, being signed 'I.L.'. (Folio 39.)
(iii) Letters, 1830-1843, undated, of Burton's mother, Mary, to Burton, to his wife Isabella, and to his daughter Katherine. (Folio 117.)