The contents are as follows:
Letters, undated, of Sir Walter Scott and his family and of John Gibson Lockhart, with several anonymous letters, verses and other fragments addressed to or collected by Scott's mother (MS.1558);
Notebooks, undated, of John Gibson Lockhart (MSS.1623-1624);
"Ladies’ Album" (Edinburgh, undated), in which are pasted caricatures of persons, some of which are probably by John Gibson Lockhart (MS.1625);
Scrap-book, containing caricatures, some dated 1813, and other drawings, chiefly by John Gibson Lockhart, engravings, etchings, lithographs, etc. (MS.1626).