The contents are as follows:
(i) Original documents: account of copper coins issued by the Earl of Stirling, 1633; account with Mr George Halyburtoun, 1636; letter regarding appointment of a minister to Eddleston, 1642 (folio 1);
(ii) 'The Original of the Antient Scots', by Chevalier O'Gorman, undated (folio 7);
(iii) Papers relating to the 'Monasticon Scoticanum' (folio 71); also copies of letters, etc., of the Earl of Buchan regarding Walter Macfarlane's collections and other matters, 1782-1795 (folio 94);
(iv) Printed 'Return', 1861, relating to William Turnbull's appointment to the calendaring of the Foreign State Papers and his resignation (folio 326).