The contents are as follows.
(i) Fragmentary manuscripts and typescripts of ‘The golden treasury of Scottish poetry’, selected and edited by Hugh MacDiarmid (London, 1940). (Folio 1.) It includes a letter of MacDiarmid to the publisher commenting on the introduction. (Folio 58.)
(ii) Draft introduction, notes and partial typescript of an anthology of work by Scottish poets, circa 1950. (Folio 64.)
(iii) Introduction and part of the text and page-proofs of ‘Selected poems of William Dunbar’, edited by MacDiarmid for the ‘Grey Walls Press’ in 1950. (Folio 84.) The book did not appear until 1955, when it was published by William Maclellan in Glasgow. There is a memorandum, 1953, concerning MacDiarmid's dispute with the Press. (Folio 110.) For further proofs, see MS.27078.
(iv) Partial manuscript of the introduction, and incomplete typescript of ‘Selections from the poems of William Dunbar’ in the ‘Saltire Classics’ series, (Edinburgh, 1952) (Folio 111.)
(v) Part of a list of titles and first lines for ‘The collected poems of William Soutar’ (London, 1948). (Folio 170.)