The contents are as follows:
(i) Poem in the hand of the 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale: ‘On the death of Lady Sophia Hay who dyed at Yester the 29th of April 1678 and of her age the 13th yeare’ (folio 1);
(ii) Extract of the blazoning of the coat of arms borne by Sir James Hay, 1st Baronet of Linplum, 10 February 1673 (folio 4);
(iii) Newsheet, Edinburgh 1715, concerning fighting between the Jacobites and the forces commanded by the Duke of Argyll (folio 5);
(iv) Inventories, 1739, of pictures at Pinkie House (folio 6).