The contents are as follows.
(i) Memoranda by Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Member of Council, Bengal, undated, concerning the revenue of the Ceded and Conquered Provinces (folio 1). See also MSS.11625-11626.
(ii) Copy of a memorandum by Sir Harford Jones (later Brydges), 7 January 1807, concerning diplomatic relations with Iran, with related papers (folio 20);
(iii) Memorandum by Neil Benjamin Edmondstone, 3 March 1808, concerning Sind (folio 44);
(iv) Memorandum by Edmonstone, 10 March 1808, concerning the affairs of the Moghul's family at Delhi (folio 68);
(v) Letter of George Dowdeswell to Edmonstone, 28 September 1809, with a copy of the former's report, 22 September 1809, concerning the police in Bengal and related papers (folio 76);
(vi) Draft of a dispatch from the Bengal Government to the Madras Government, 28 July 1809, concerning the teak forests of Malabar (folio 158). See also MS.11724, folio 15.
(vii) Report of the Commander-in-Chief, 30 November 1809, on the force necessary for the defence of India (folio 164);
(viii) Captain William Layman, Royal Navy, 'Outline of a Plan for the better Cultivation, Security and Defence of our West India Colonies, for providing a substitute for the Slave Trade and for preventing the Dependence of our Islands on Africa for Supplies', 6 June 1806 (folio 176);(ix) Captain William Layman, Royal Navy, 'Suggestions to prevent dependence on foreign powers for the means of supporting our Navy and considerably decreasing our public expense, with great advantage to the East India Company', 1 May 1806 (folio 178).