The contents are as follows.
(i) Summaries of the principal events and measures of the viceroyalty of the 4th Earl of Minto, 1905-March 1909 (folio 1);
(ii) Memorandum by St John Brodrick, 1905, on Indian relations with Afghanistan from the Treaty of Gandamak in 1879 until 1905 (folio 32);
(iii) Memorandum by Lord Cromer on the situation in Egypt, 1906, chiefly concerning the strength of the Pan-Islamic movement (folio 40);
(iv) Reports on affairs in Afghanistan by the British agent in Kabul, 1907 (folio 56);
(v) Text of convention with Russia concerning Persia, Afghanistan, and Tibet, 1907, and related papers, 1908 (folio 61);
(vi) ‘Gazette’ of India concerning honours in the Foreign Department, 1909, and publishing correspondence with native rulers about sedition, 1910 (see also MS.12631) (folio 84);
(vii) Memorandum of chief measures undertaken by the Foreign Department under the 4th Earl, and a memorandum concerning reorganisation of the Department, 1910 (folio 113).