The contents are as follows.
(i) Drafts, circa 1840-1880, undated, of letters of John Hill Burton to various people, including Lord Brougham and Sir James Gibson Craig. These also include transcripts of three letters of David Hume, 1770-1776, and one of Dr Alexander Carlyle, 1805 (folios 23-25, 70). (Folio 1.)
(ii) Miscellaneous undated notes, including probably some of Burton's last written words; notes for ‘The book hunter’ (London, 1860) and ‘Queen Anne’ (London, 1880), and part of a diary for 1880-1881. (Folio 73.)