Items inlcude: Thomas Randolph (attrib.) 'The townsmen's petition of Cambridge', 'On the fall of the Mitre Tavern in Cambridge', 'Oratio Praevaricatoria', (with Ben Jonson), 'Discontented Soliloquy', 'An Answer to Mr Ben Jonson's Ode'; Sir Henry Wotton, 'On his Mistress, the queen of Bohemia'; Anon., 'Thinkest thou Kate to put me down'; Hamon L'Estrange (attrib.), 'The liberty and requiem of an imprisoned Royalist'; Creswell, 'Dame Learning of late is fled the land'; Symonds, 'A pastoral dialogue'; Clement Paman, 'The vowed prayer'; Buckenham, epitaph on Elizabeth Snelling (d. 1653); John Cleveland, 'Petition to the Lord Protector', 'Chronosticon Decollationis', 'An Elegy on Charles I', quatrain; Smart, 'Almanack for 1612'; Henry King, 'The Exequie'; Samuel Rogers, 'In Comitiis minoribus Tripos 1632'; Sir Walter Ralegh (attrib.) 'Jovi Liberatori', 'Letter to his Wife', 'Upon Sir Walter Ralegh's death'; Henry Cuffe's speech after condemnation, 1601; list of Charles II's chaplains, 1660; Richard Crobet, 'To the new-born prince [Charles II]; 'Rodomontados' [re George Villiers, duke of Buckingham]; Thomas Randolph (attrib.), 'The high and mighty Condemnation of the Virtue of a Pot of Ale'; Henry Molle, 'Upon the birth of James duke of York'; Richard Crashaw, 'Upon the duke of York his birth a Panegyrick'; William Strode (attrib.), 'A Song of the Precise Cut'; Sir William Davenant, 'For the Lady Olivia Porter', 'On the young duke of Buckingham', 'On the Lord Brook'; William Butler (d. 1618), letters to 'Maynard'; Sir Charles Cornwallis, 'Concerning the marriage of the Prince [of Wales]'; Edward Reynolds, 'extract from letter to Sir H. North, 25th Oct. 1661'.
fos 1-15: references to pages of a tune book.
From Samuel Knight DD, prebend of Ely and rector of Bluntisham, Hunts (d. 1746), the MS. descended to John Percy Baumgartner of Milton, Cambs., who presented it to the Library in 1861.