The contents are as follows:
(i) Inventories and notes, [circa 1580]-1688, of writs and legal papers (folio 1);
(ii) Papers, 1570-1669, concerning the Hays of Linplum and Bara and their lands, (folio 54);
(iii) Papers, 1620-1638, concerning the Newtons of that Ilk and their lands (folio 99);
(iv) 'Report from William Yoole Anent the toun of Zester 1655' (folio 112);
(v) Papers, 1743-1764, concerning Sir Robert Hay of Linplum: commissions, 1699-1715, to the 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale (folio 113); tacks, 1708-1723 (folio 119); various legal papers, chiefly concerning the entail of Linplum (folio 143).