The notebook contains:
(i) 'Craobh sgaoilidh nan Gaedheal' (The expansions of the Gaels), being five parts and the argument of a sixth part of an epic, which begins with the migration of the Celts from Asia to Europe (folio 1);
(ii) Material, mainly biographical and genealogical, copied from printed sources, especially from Alexander Cameron's ‘The history and traditions of the Isle of Skye’ (folio 50).
On folio 1 verso is a note, 'The following are original Gaelic poetry and other scraps written by my father', signed 'C.R.M.' Notes on folios 52 verso and 58 verso, in the same hand as the rest of the manuscript, are signed 'H.M.' (not Hew Morrison, the editor of Rob Donn's poems).