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HAMILTON, Gen Sir Ian Standish Monteith (1853-1947)

Printed correspondence, memoranda and speeches of FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford, 1878-1893

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HAMILTON: 1/3/1

1891

Correspondence with India and England while commanding troops in Afghanistan, 1878-1880, volume 13 (Government Central Printing Office, Simla, 1891) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India, comprising letters and telegrams on the administration of operations of British and Indian forces in Afghanistan, including an account of the capture of the Peiwar Kotal, 2 Dec 1878; an account of the battle of Charasia, 6 Oct 1879; the military occupation of the Bala Hissar, entry into Kabul and proclamation of martial law, 11 Oct 1879; repulse of the Afghan attack on Sherpur, 23 Dec 1879; accounts of the battle of Kandahar, 1-2 Sep 1880. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/2

1891

Index to volume 13, correspondence with India and England while commanding troops in Afghanistan, 1878-1880, (Government Central Printing Office, Simla, 1891) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/3

1890

Correspondence with India while Commander-in-Chief in Madras, 1881-1885, volume 3 (Government Central Printing Office, Simla, 1890) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts,Commander-in-Chief, India, comprising letters on army administration in India, including to the Rt Hon Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant-Duff, Governor of Madras, on the establishment of an intelligence branch of the Quarter Master General's department at Ootacamund, 9 Mar 1882 and on the Russian threat to Afghanistan, 1 Dec 1883; to Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall, Lieutenant Governor of North Western Provinces, proposing that ambitious Indian troops should enter the Indian Civil Service than seek higher military office, 24 Sept 1884; to Gen Sir Donald Martin Stewart, Bt, Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill and FM George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, on Roberts succeeding Stewart as Commander-in-Chief, India, 26 Jul 1885; memorandum of his proposal for a fortified site at Secunderabad, 15 Apr 1882; memorandum on the potential use of machine guns, 25 Jan 1885. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/4

1890

Correspondence with England while Commander-in-Chief in Madras, 1881-1885, volume 2 (Government Central Printing Office, Simla, 1890) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India, including letters to the Rt Hon Hugh Culling Eardley Childers, Secretary of State for War, on the need to improve the status and prospects of non-commissioned officers, 20 Feb 1882; to FM George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, on the report of the Army Commission regarding reorganization of the command structure in India, 28 Feb 1882; to I Nordenfelt, on the suitability of machine guns for defensive purposes, 11 Aug 1884; to FM Robert Cornelis Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala, on reforms undertaken to improve the Madras Army, 10 Oct 1884; to Edward Robert Bulwer, 1st Earl of Lytton, on the threat of Russia seizing Herat, Afghanistan, 11 Jun 1885. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/5

1890

Correspondence in India while Commander-in-Chief in India, 1885-1888, volume 10 (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1890) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts,Commander-in-Chief, India, comprising letters and telegrams on army administration in India, including to Maj Gen Sir John Irvine Murray, querying the request of 1 Bn 1 Gurkhas to change their red uniform to green, 18 May 1886; to Lt Gen Sir Herbert Taylor Macpherson, Commander-in-Chief, Madras, suggesting the Madras Army to be inferior in physique and courage to Gurkha and Sikh troops, 21 Sep 1886; to Maj Gen George Stuart White, on the potential use of troops in Burma to reinforce Afghanistan against the Russians, 6 Jun 1887; to Lt Gen Sir Charles George Arbuthnot, Commander-in-Chief, Madras, on the replacement of Snider rifles with Martini-Henry rifles for three Madras regiments, 24 Nov 1887; to Lt Gen Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Commander-in-Chief, Bombay, with Roberts' concerns of resistance by British officers to attempts to raise the educational standard and social position of Indian officers, 7 Feb 1888, and on the desirability of a unified 'army corps system' with local commanders-in-chief placed in a direct line of command under the Commander-in-Chief, India, and abolition of the Presidential commands, 27 May 1888. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/6

1891

Correspondence in India while Commander-in-Chief in India, 1888-1889, volume 11 (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1891) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India, comprising letters and telegrams on army administration in India, including to Brig Gen Sir John Withers McQueen, stating command and composition of an expedition against the Black Mountain tribes of the North West Frontier, 30 Aug 1888; to H J Matthew, Bishop of Lahore, on promoting the Army Temperance Association, and the desirability of Soldiers' Institutes over regimental canteens, to diminish drunkenness and swearing, 9 Dec 1888; to Brig Gen Henry Collett, on the prospects of occupying the area beyond the River Salween, east Burma, as a buffer against the French and Russians, 30 Jan 1889; to Lt Gen Sir Charles John Stanley Gough, on the respective merits of lance and sword as used by the Indian cavalry, 20 Aug 1889. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/7

1893

Correspondence in India while Commander-in-Chief in India, 1890-1893, volume 12 (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1893) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts,Commander-in-Chief, India, comprising letters and telegrams on army administration in India, including to Lt Gen Sir George Chesney, on the feasibility of buying mules in America for artillery transport, and on an outbreak of cholera amongst the Gurkha soldiers at Dehra and Dharmsala, India, 11-12 Jul 1890; to Maj Gen Sir George Stuart White, on the necessity of occupying the Hindu Kush range, Afghanistan, against a possible Russian invasion, 21 Jul 1890; to Lt Gen Sir James Dormer, Commander-in-Chief, Madras, on the dissatisfaction of Madras Army officers with opportunities for promotion and appointment to the staff, 30 Sep 1891; to Maj Gen Sir William Stephen Alexander Lockhart, commanding the Punjab Frontier Force, on a proposed force to expel Afghan troops from Wana, Waziristan, 25 Aug 1892; to Lt Gen Henry Brackenbury, suggesting a military officer be appointed Superintendent of the Andaman Islands, 4 Feb 1893. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 1/3/8

1893

Index to volumes 10-12, correspondence in India while Commander-in-Chief in India, 1885-1893, (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1890), of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 1/3/9

1890

Correspondence with England while Commander in Chief-in-India, 1885-1887, volume 7 (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1890) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India, including letters to Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill, Secretary of State for India, with an account of military exercises at Delhi, India, 24 Jan 1886; to Edward Robert Bulwer, 1st Earl of Lytton, on the difficulties of pursuing dacoits in Burma, 20 Nov 1886; to Gen Sir Donald Martin Stewart, Bt, on the proposals of the Defence Committee for the defence of the North West Frontier, 16 Jul 1886; to FM George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, on the progress of a scheme of mobilization against potential Russian incursions in Afghanistan, 19 May 1887, and proposing the gradual British occupation of southern Afghanistan, 11 Aug 1887. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/10

1890

Correspondence with England while Commander-in-Chief in India, 1888-1889, volume 8 (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1890) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India, including letters to FM George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, on the composition and state of the British garrison at Lucknow, India, 12 Feb 1888; to Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill, on the proposed reform of the Punjab States army and progress of the North West Frontier railway, 4 Nov 1888; to Edward Robert Bulwer, 1st Earl of Lytton, and FM Robert Cornelis Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala, on the prospect of extending the railway to Kandahar, Afghanistan, and the state of fortifications at Quetta, Rawalpindi and Attock, 7-8 Feb 1889. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/11

1893

Correspondence with England while Commander-in-Chief in India, 1890-1893, volume 9 (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1893) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India, including letters to Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall, India Council, on the need to improve the fighting quality of the Indian Army by replacing Southern Indian troops with Northern Indian troops, and the importance of securing Kabul-Kandahar line against Russia, 28 Jul 1890; to FM George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge, regarding Roberts' support for and the Duke's opposition to the abolition of the Presidential system of command of the Indian Army, 15 Nov 1890; to V Adm Sir George Tryon, on the problem of defending India against Russia, 22 Apr 1891; to the Rt Hon Edward Stanhope, Secretary of State for War, on Roberts' opposition to the short service system of enlistment, 1 Sep 1891; to Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill, with his favourable opinion of Col Ian Hamilton, 14 Jun 1892. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/12

1893

Index to volumes 7-9, correspondence with England while Commander-in-Chief in India, 1885-1893, (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1893), of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/13

1890

Correspondence with the Viceroy of India, 1885-1888, volume 4 (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1890) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander in Chief, India, comprising letters and telegrams to Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava,Viceroy of India, on army administration and deployment of troops in India, including a description of the Sibi-Quetta railway under construction, Baluchistan, 4 Apr 1886; a recommendation to send five more regiments of Indian infantry for operations against dacoits in Burma, 18 Nov 1886; estimated troop requirements for Afghanistan in event of a war with Russia, 16 Jul 1887; a return for 1887 of the sickness and death rates of British troops in the Bengal Presidency, 15 Apr 1888; the failure of Brig Gen John Withers McQueen to subdue the Chirgazai tribe during the Black Mountain expedition, North West Frontier, 16 Nov 1888. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/14

1893

Correspondence with the Viceroy of India, 1888-1893, volume 5 (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1893) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India, comprising letters and telegrams to Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, Viceroy of India, on army administration and deployment of troops in India, including a proposal for selected Indian soldiers to learn electric telegraphy, 30 May 1889; proposal to improve relations with Abdul Rahman, Amir of Afghanistan, 18 Jul 1890; report of attack on the Chief Commissioner of Assam and his escort at Imphal, Manipur, by Manipuri rebels, and details of the planned relief force, 29-30 Mar 1891; an account of Roberts' official visit to Kathmandu, Nepal, 30 Mar 1892; a description of fortifications under construction at Rawalpindi, India, 13 Feb 1893. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 1/3/15

1890

Index to volume 4, correspondence with the Viceroy of India, 1885-1888, (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1890) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/16

1893

Index to volume 5, correspondence with the Viceroy of India, 1888-1893, (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1893) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts,Commander-in-Chief, India. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 1/3/17

1891

Minutes, notes, etc., 1877-1889, volume 6 part 1 (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1891) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts,Commander-in-Chief, India, containing memoranda and proposals on army administration and strategy in India, including 'Is invasion of India by Russia possible?', 31 Dec 1883 and 'Memorandum on the present position in Central Asia', 13 June 1887, on the growing Russian threat to Afghanistan; 'Military education for natives of India', 18 May 1888 and 'Note regarding the armament of the army in India', 30 Sep 1889. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 1/3/18

1893

Minutes, notes, etc., January 1890-April 1893, volume 6 part 2 (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1893) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India, containing memoranda and proposals on army administration and strategy in India, including 'On the desirability of keeping as few British soldiers as possible at Delhi', 3 Jan 1890; 'On the military requirements of the Indian empire', 18 Feb 1890 and 'Farewell order to the army in India', 8 Apr 1893. 2 copies, 2 vols


HAMILTON: 1/3/19

1893

Index to volume 6, minutes, notes, etc., 1877-1893, (Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1893) of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, India. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 1/3/20

1893

Volume entitled 'Speeches 1878 to 1893', printed texts of speeches given by Gen Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Baron Roberts of Kandahar, to regiments and institutions in Britain and India, including the United Service Club, London, 26 Nov 1880; Punjab Frontier Force dinner, Simla, 4 Aug 1886; temperance speech to soldiers in Meerut, 3 Mar 1888; Presidency Volunteers, Calcutta, 30 Jan 1892. 1 vol

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