The contents are as follows:
Journal of Sir Walter Scott, from 9 February 1826 to 13 April 1831 (MS.1570);
Excerpts from Sir Walter Scott’s marginal notes, 4th quarter of 18th century-early 19th century, in books at Abbotsford, compiled by his sons Walter and Charles in 1832 (MS.1571);
Certified copy, dated 1712, of an account of the court-martial held on John, Master of Sinclair, for the murder of Ensign Hugh Schaw and Captain Alexander Schaw, 1708 (MS.1572);
Transcript of ‘Memoirs of the Insurrection in the year 1715 by John, Master of Sinclair’, [1799 of after-1803, or after] (MS.1573).