The contents are as follows.
(i) Memorandum in defence of the 1st Earl of Minto's administration of Corsica, 1797, (folio 1);
(ii) Draft of a speech on the suspension of Habeas Corpus, January 1797 (folio 2);
(iii) Draft of a speech in the House of Lords, 21 November 1798, on Nelson's victory in the Battle of the Nile (folio 25);
(iv) Drafts of and notes for speeches in the House of Lords, June 1802-circa April 1803, against the provisions of the Peace of Amiens and the Government's handling of the negotiations (folio 29)
(v) Drafts and related notes for a speech in the House of Lords, February 1803, against French domination in Switzerland (folio 87);
(vi) Manuscript for the printer of pages 1-9 of the House of Lords speech published as 'The speech of Lord Minto in the House of Peers, June 6th 1803' (London, 1803), with related notes (folio 142);
(vii) Drafts of speeches in the House of Lords debates, June 1803, on the defence proposals of the administration (folio 150);
(viii) Heads of proposals for conscription, ?1803 (folio 174);
(ix) 'Political Reflection on the title of Emperor _ in the person of Napoleon Bonaparte' May 1804 (folio 176);
(x) Draft of a speech, probably as President of the Board of Control, , in defence of Indian policies (folio 206);
(xi) Memoranda, undated, on various items of ministerial patronage (folio 218);
(xii) Draft of a speech, undated, in support of a financial bill (folio 222);
(xiii) Notes, undated, on 'Wars and Treaties _ after the Revolution 1688', with a wine-cellar list, 1776 (folio 224).