The contents are as follows:
Journal, 1 January 1864-29 December 1876, of James Augustus Grant, dealing with his triumphant reception in England, his final military service in India and Abyssinia, and his life in retirement at Nairn, including frequent engagements in London and tours abroad (MS.17916);
Journal, 5 January 1877-19 October 1891, of James Augustus Grant, containing his life in retirement (MS.17917);
Journal of James Augustus Grant junior, kept during his membership of Joseph Thomson’s expedition in 1890. (MS.17918).