The contents are as follows.
(i) Manuscript of an autobiographical work, 'Function of x', 1940 (folio l);
(ii) Notes, manuscript and typescript of part of a story, 'Storm Drum', undated (folio 6);
(iii) Newspaper cutting and typescript of a broadcast review of Robert Garioch, ‘Chuckies on the Cairn’ (Hayes, 1949) (folio 21);
(iv) Corrected typescript of a broadcast review of editions of Byron's letters, 1950 (folio 25);
(v) Corrected typescript of a lecture on modern Scottish literature, circa l950 (folio 36);
(vi) Typescript of an article on Robert Garioch, published in ‘Gambit’, Autumn 1957 (folio 47);
(vii) Corrected typescript of a review of Kurt Wittig, ‘The Scottish tradition in literature’ (Edinburgh, 1958), with related correspondence (folio 57);
(viii) Manuscript and corrected typescript of an article on Hugh MacDiarmid, 1962 (folio 73). Part of the manuscript (folios 75-78) is written on the back of a review of an art exhibition.
(ix) Preliminary draft of a review of Duncan Glen, ‘Hugh MacDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance’ (Edinburgh, 1964) (folio 84);
(x) Corrected typescripts and fragmentary manuscripts of miscellaneous articles and talks, undated (folio 85).