The contents are as follows.
(i) Papers, 1807, relating to the surveys of Mysore (folio 1);
(ii) Thomas Marshall, Bombay Medical Service, 'Memoir of a Route from Mandavee in Kutch to Hyderabad in Sind', 1808 (folio 11);
(iii) Papers from Francis Hamilton Buchanan, Bengal Medical Service, 1808, on his survey of the district of Dinajpur (folio 31);
(iv) Letters of Major William Lambton, 1809-1811, concerning his survey of the Malabar and Coromandel coasts (folio 47);
(v) Letters of Mounstuart Elphinstone, 1811, concerning his proposed publication of an account of Kabul (folio 71);
(vi) Report of Major Francis Wilford on his researches into the geography and history of India, 1813 (folio 77);
(vii) Letter of Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe to Patrick Moir, 1809 (folio 83);
(viii) Copy of a letter of Thomas Manning, to Charles Milner Ricketts, Bengal Civil Service, 1812, concerning a manuscript of a Chinese grammar sent from Macao (folio 85);
(ix) Copy of a letter of C Phillips, 1808, concerning the sale of kingfisher birds by the inhabitants of the Ganges Delta (folio 89);
(x) Report of Lieutenant William Hende, Madras Native Infantry, 1812 (folio 91);
(xi) Letter of Dr John Leyden, undated, concerning a Chinese examination and the study of Pashto at Fort William College (folio 93);
(xii) Letter of John Scott to the Honourable John Edmund Elliot, ?1811, concerning statues of two Hindu gods found on Java (folio 96);
(xiii) Two letters of William Eden to Major Alexander Gilbert Barry, 1809, with enclosed route maps of the country from Saharanpur to the Sutlej River, Punjab (folio 98);
(xiv) Letter of John Bayley, 1812, concerning drawings of the Taj Mahal by his friend, Captain Aylmer (folio 107).