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The first five pages appear to be a record of correspondence June-December 1843 regarding land transactions. The remaining 41 pages are the diary, from the time of taking possession of a house at "Ewatoke" in Taranaki until the end of that year. Records the unfortunate accident of Captain Liardet with a gun on the Regina in November.
Accounts of two journeys made in 1853 to Otaki, and in 1854 to Auckland, recounted in later life. Leaves embossed with official Government House seal and written on both sides (J.C. Beaglehole Room Card Catalogue entry)