The later entries are unfinished and some are merely pencil sketches.
The manuscript was shown in the Heraldic Exhibition in Edinburgh in 1891 (see ‘Memorial Catalogue’, number 60).
The armorial is preceded by a printed form of charge concerning the right to bear arms, 1675 (folio ii verso) and a list of Scottish peers (folio iv). It is followed by an index and, on inverted pages 1-47, by a copy of a list of Scottish families and their arms by Thomas Craufurd, Professor of Mathematics at Edinburgh. For another version of this list, see Adv.MS.34.3.13, folio 1.