The volume contains manuscripts in various hands, including:
- (iii) The case of Saml Blackden & George Winzell of Nova Scotia in America;
- (iv) Truths belonging to a private man;
- (viii) fragments of a novel (4 pages), apparently in John Salusbury's hand;
- (xlii) four pages, with the author's corrections, of Charles Burney's A general history of Music.
There are several endorsements in the hand of Dr Samuel Johnson.