This manuscript style or form book was created by James Armour of Edinburgh from about 1698 to 1701. Armour, the son of James Armour, merchant in Glasgow, first registered as an apprentice in 1684 to Alexander Wright who was a merchant in Edinburgh. He later became a writer and was admitted a Writer to the Signet on December 2, 1723. He became a burgess of Edinburgh in 1730 and died August 23, 1756.
The work begins with a "Decreet Arbitrall," but marriage contracts predominate. In addition there are forms for bonds, wills, a ship's sale, an indenture, a pension and other matters.
The first 287 pages are written in one hand, followed by several blank leaves and eleven pages in a different hand. An abbreviated, six page index is found at the back of the book.