The contents are as follows:
(i) Manuscript, 1851, of the preface to 'The poems and ballads of Schiller', second edition (folio 1);
(ii) Dismembered copy of pages 1-232 of volume ii of the first edition, heavily corrected for the second (folio 16);
(iii) Manuscripts of 'The cranes of lbycus' and a portion of 'The victory feast', corresponding to pages 127-139 of volume i of the first edition (folio 132);
(iv) Manuscripts of 'Farewell to the reader' and of part of the introductory note to 'The artists', as printed in the second edition (folio 138).