The volume contains 80 leaves written in ink and pencil, with one loose sheet of note bearing the name Rev. R. Isham, Broad Street. The loose leaf seems to be part of a sermon. The contents of the volume are sometimes attributed to 'JS', 'RS', 'R. Smith' and others. They appear to be notes made for sermons.
The contents include the following: a page in shorthand entitled 'Recollections', dated 11 December 1813; page explaining the meaning of some of some shorthand elements and 'instructions for writing', followed by a verse in shorthand; a sermon dated 1813; note for Bible reading dated 1814; message addressed 'to my mother' in shorthand; story about a man repaying a debt with the gift of a white cow dated 1784; a sermon dated 1814; note for Bible reading dated 1815; a sermon; copy of the account of an interview with Sarah Booker about her 'conviction and conversion' dated 1814; another part of the cow story dated 1784; a sermon dated 1815; address to the Bible Society; three sermons dated 1816 and 1817; note for Bible reading, later dated 1827; prayer or hymn dated 1834; and a rhyme transcribed from a pane of glass in the Black Horse Inn, Gainsborough [Lincolnshire] dated 1811.