The contents are as follows.
(i) Notes and papers, 1836-1839, concerning naval operations against the slave trade from West Africa (folio 1);
(ii) The Countess of Minto's list of dinners given at the Admiralty, 1835-1839, with names of guests (folio 62);
(iii) Copy of a circular, January 1838, regulating the entry of 1st Class Volunteers to the Navy (folio 68);
(iv) Reports and other papers, 1835-1836, relating to the Russian Fleet and its naval establishments on the Black Sea, and to the Turkish Navy, prepared by Captain (later Admiral) C R Drinkwater Bethune (folio 70);
(v) A detailed 'Summary', 1837, of the naval services of Admiral Alexander Wilmot Schomberg (folio 89);
(vi) Memorial of the services of and testimonials for Lieutenant George Parkyns, Royal Navy, 1838 (folio 111);
(vii) Notes of the 2nd Earl of Minto, 1840, chiefly relating to the Court Martial of Commander (later Admiral) Andrew Drew (folio 127);
(viii) Memorandum, 1839, on the services of six senior officers of Marines (folio 134);
(ix) Copy of a letter, October 1840, describing naval operations in China (folio 138);
(x) Notes, chiefly of the 2nd Earl, circa 1840, concerning engines for naval steamers (folio 146).