All volumes have been made up of papers received unbound. The papers in each volume or section of a volume are arranged by date, except in volumes entitled 'Individuals', where they are arranged alphabetically by the names of the persons concerned, and a list of contents has been placed at the beginning of each volume.
The papers are arranged as follows:
MSS.1041-1052. General papers.
MSS.1053-1059. Papers concerning Scotland.
MSS.1060-1074. Papers concerning India and the East.
MSS.1076-1079. Lists and copies.