The contents are as follows:
Transcript of the ‘Chronicon Melrosense’: a copy of Adv.MS.33.3.25 (page 1);
‘Addenda ex exemplari Anglico impresso’ (page 41);
The ‘Relationes Arnaldi Blair’ copied from Adv.MS.35.6.10 (page 44);
‘Addenda alia e chronico Melrosensi impresso’ (page 51);
Copies of letters, 1563, of Queen Mary to the Council of Trent in Latin, and to the Cardinal of Lorrain and the Pope in Italian (page 65);
Observations by Dr John Jamison on Melville’s memoirs printed in folio in 1683 (page 67);
Remarks by Dr John Jamison on Bede’s history (page 69);
Notes by Dr John Jameson on the ‘Chronicon Melrosense’ (page 77);
Collection of records consisting of copies of: a Bull of Urban V ‘adversus magnas societates’; a commission for revising the laws, 18 June 1633; a treatise of the Revenue or patrimony of the Crown; a certified copy of charters of Robert II from the archives of the Scotch College at Paris with historical observations in support of the legitimacy of Robert II (page 81).
This volume is said by Sir Robert Sibbald – ‘Memoria Balfouriana’ (Edinburgh, 1699), page 19 – to have been transcribed by Sir James Balfour with his own hand.
The description of the manuscript in the folio catalogue (F.R.186) includes the reference: A.2.11.