The contents are as follows:
‘Collection of illuminate arms’, 1794, by Etherington Martyn, in 2 volumes, containing watercolour paintings of Scottish, English and a few foreign arms. (Adv.MS.31.4.1-2);
‘Original institutions of the princely orders of collars’ by Sir William Segar, 1603, or after (Adv.MS.31.4.5);
Copies by John Wither, 1623, of English rolls of arms, mostly from ‘an auntient booke of Armes which Mr Glover Somerset the Harald had of Mr Joseph Holland in Cullers’ (Adv.MS.31.7.10);
Illustrations, 17th century, of heraldic terms (Adv.MS.31.7.20);
Manuscript, 1st half of 16th century, concerning the offices of a herald (Adv.MS.31.7.22).