The contents are as follows.
(i) Letters, 1679-1685, undated, to James Aitkins, with copies of two letters written by him. Printed in ‘Miscellany III’, ‘Scottish History Society', 2nd series, volume xix (1919), edited by William Douglas. (Folio 1.)
(ii) Birthday exhortation to James, Duke of York, probably written between 1662 and 1671. (Folio 31.)
(iii) Instructions, 1636, signed by Charles I, regarding the denunciation of the Priory of St Andrews, the surrender of possession of the Abbacy of Scone, the disposal of the patronages and chaplaincies of the Bishopric of Ross, and the surrender of certain kirks of the Abbacy of Kelso. (Folio 32.)
(iv) Act of the Town Council of Edinburgh, 1683, granting house-rent to the Bishop of Edinburgh. (Folio 34.)
(v) Note, undated, relating to Anne (sic) Rutherford, relict of the Bishop of Galloway. (Folio 36.)
(vi) 'Calcule of the late Bishop of Galloway his estate', 1688. (Folio 37.)
(vii) 'Memoriall for the Justices of Peace within the Shire of Edinburgh', 1709, complaining of lack of co-operation by the Magistrates of the City. (Folio 39.)