The papers consist of: a letter to Dr. John Brown about David Scott, the painter, within Dc.4.101-103; letters to Lady Bell, and Miss Pollock, within Dc.101-103; letter to James Reddie about a legal case, at Gen. 1731 Jeffrey; letter to the Duchess of Sutherland, at Gen. 1429/18/17; letter to Mrs. Waddington, at Gen. 1731 Jeffrey; letter to Lady McNeil about M. D'Assailly, at Gen. 1731 Jeffrey; letters to Mrs. Fletcher, at Gen. 1731 Jeffrey; letters to Professor G. Wilson about articles in The Edinburgh review, 1847-1849, at Dk.6.23/1; letter to John Hunter, within Dc.4.101-103; letter to A. Reily, an autograph collector, within Dc.4.101-103; letter to Craig, possibly Lord Craig, at Gen. 863/8/35; letter to Sir George Talbot, within Dc.101-103; letter about a draft from Bordeaux, at Gen. 1995/41; recommendations made while Lord Advocate, at Gen. 1731 Jeffrey; letter to Mr. Dow, at E94.85; letter to Alexander Smart, at E98.49; and, letter to Ballantyne's, at E96.36.
At E2009.19 there are 3 letters:
- - undated letter, to Lord Mackenzie on a legal matter, referring to Mackenzie's 'opinion in Stainton's case', and in which he thinks he will 'ultimately accede to it' and would 'like to see it again in proof'
- - letter dated 3 August 1841, London, and including a franked cover, to Doctor Baron, Gloucester, arranging for him to visit him in London when he will be available at certain times 'except when I am obliged to go to the House of Lords', and hoping that he 'will prescribe some refrigerants for the weather'
- - letter dated 13 January 1842, London, lengthy piece of correspondence discussing his health and symptoms in detail
At E2009.21 there is a letter dated 2 December 1817 from Jeffrey to Doctor W. H. Fitton, Physician in Northampton, in which Jeffrey reports that he has 'received and printed' Fitton's paper, and in which he admits that he has not 'had time to do more than glance over' Fitton's 'last article'.