The contents are as follows:
(i) Legal documents and correspondence, 1488-1789 (folio 1);
(ii) Notes, ?1786-1821, on legal cases (folio 33);
(iii) Genealogical papers, 1707-1731, undated (folio 65);
(iv) Poetry, 18th century-19th century, including an early copy, dated 1734, of Allan Ramsay's poem, 'The Thimble' (folio 93);
(v) Notes, undated, by George Crawfurd, the antiquary, and a translation of a charter, 1748, by Thomas Ruddiman (folio 107).