The contents are as follows:
(i) Examination papers, 1852 and 1858, and an outline of an exercise, undated (folio 1);
(ii) Twelve class lists, 1859-1864, and undated (folio 3), with a letter about them, 1870, from David Masson (folio 24);
(iii) Memorandum, 'Rhetoric and belles lettres. Answers by Professor Aytoun to queries of the Honourable, the Universities Commissioners, 1858' (folio 27).