As well as his journals, James Williamson produced a series of short pieces on other subjects.
- The pleasures of a life at sea
- The miseries of life at sea: there are rather more of these than pleasures, it seems
- Stories and anecdotes which are the typical of the jottings of an occasional book. As they are rather long and there is little logic in the order, we have separated them into a series of slightly overlapping sections:
- A charming poem to a young lady of about 21 following an incident aboard on his eleventh voyage to Buenos Ayres