The warrants appear only on folios 2-22, and much of the volume consists of transcripts of 17th century letters made for Lord Hailes. Included are letters of Archbishop Sharp, ?1660 - for other copies of which see MSS.25379-25384 - (folios 28-46), and copies of correspondence of James VI and I with Charles I and the Duke of Buckingham when in Spain in 1623 (folios 50-186 verso). For other copies of this correspondence see MS.25376.
At the back are notes in Lord Hailes' hand on Dryden (folio 171 verso), and 'Estimates of Necessarys for an Hospitall for the Land Forces under the Command of the Honble. Lieut. General St.Clare ', relating to the expedition to the north-west coast of France, 1746 (folios 172-173).