The contents are as follows.
(i) Letters and papers relating to the Corn Laws and state of the harvest, 1786-1826. The correspondents and subjects dealt with include price of wheat at Windsor market from 1595 to 1782, and of barley and meal at Edinburgh and Glasgow from 1720 to 1789 (folio 9); fiars’ prices of meal and grain in Scotland from 1756 to 1776 (folios 15-18); abstract of letters from the Corn Inspectors in England and from the Sheriffs in Scotland respecting the harvest, 1799; opinions of sundry persons throughout England respecting the prospect of the harvest, 1800. (Folio 1.)
(ii) Letters of Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, Baronet, 1789-1811, undated (folio 128). The subjects include the improvement of British wool, 1791, 1793; plan for a Board of Agriculture, 1793; commercial condition of Manchester, 1793; Rothesay and Caithness Fencibles, 1794 (folios 177-178, 186-191); revenue from the Land-rent in Scotland, 1798; Sir John Moore’s expedition to Sweden, 1808.