The contents of the manuscript are as follows:
(i) a chronological list of hereditary and other offices under the Great Seal, and the names of those to whom they were granted, from 1499 to 1650 (folio 1);
(ii) an inventory of the writs of the lands and barony of Tulliallan arranged chronologically from 1402 to 1536 (folio 25 verso);
(iii) notes from writs then in the possession of David Erskine concerning the Earls of Countesses of Buchan and some other peers (folio 37 verso);
(iv) notes of discrepancies between some of the genealogies in ‘The Peerage of Scotland’, and those contained in an unidentified manuscript, `M:S: Dunfermline` (folio 43 verso);
(v) genealogy of the family of Oliphant, written shortly after the death of Patrick, 8th Lord Oliphant in January 1721 (folio 50).
About one-third of the volume is blank. An intended index to the names of the office-holders at folios 1-22 verso (folios i-iv), which was previously pinned to folio 1 has been bound in at the front of the volume.