The contents are as follows.
(i) Letters of Mrs Alison Cockburn to Dr Douglas, with some poems, 1767-1794, undated (folio 1). Most of these are printed in her ‘Letters and memoir’, edited by T Craig Brown (Edinburgh, 1900). They are arranged as they appear in that work, those not printed being placed at the end.
(ii) Observations by various writers on the agriculture of Roxburghshire, undated. (Folio 145.)
(iii) Miscellaneous papers, undated (folio 168), including notes on the families of Tod (folio 173), Thomson (folio 175), and Douglas (folio 176).
(iv) Verse. (Folio 178.)
(v) ‘Speech of Mr John Simson, Professor of Divinity at Glasgow, to the Venerable Assembly of the Church of Scotland’ (Edinburgh, 1729). (Folio 197.)
(vi) ‘Character of a certain Popular Historian, now ministerial agent for reconciling our complaisant clergy to the Church of Rome’ [i.e., Principal William Robertson] ([Edinburgh?, 1729]). (Folio 199.)