The contents of the manuscript are as follows:
(i) Copy, after 1688, of the `Account of the Affairs of Scotland relating to the Revolution in 1688’ by Colin, Earl of Balcarres. The text is similar to that of Ruddiman`s edition of 1754. For other copies of the work, see MSS.1911 and 3738, and Adv.MSS.33.7.12-33.7.13 and 49.7.6. (Folio 1.)
(ii) Copies, late 17th and early 18th century, of two Latin poems by Archibald Pitcairne, with translations: `Elegy on the Viscount of Dundie`, and verses dedicated to Archibald Stevenson. There are considerable differences from the versions printed in ‘Selecta Poemata Archibaldi Pitcarnii’, pages 4 and 34-35. The elegy and its translation by John Dryden have also been printed from other sources in ‘The Works of John Dryden’, iii, page 222. (Folio 79 verso.)
(iii) Copies, early 18th century, of ‘The Queensferry Paper’ of 13 June 1680, and ‘The Declaration and Testimony of the true Presbyterian...party’, with a lengthy criticism of them. The first part of ‘The Queensferry Paper’ is missing, and the eighth clause is ommitted. (Folio 81.)
(iv) Copy of an account of the examination of David Hackston of Rathillet, 1680. (Folio 92 verso).