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

Correspondence of Hamilton as President of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, 1921-1947

References on this page: HAMILTON: 11/2/1-39


HAMILTON: 11/2/1

1921 Mar 17-1922 Dec 28

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions, his openings of Legion premises and Hamilton's election as President of the Metropolitan Area. With typescript copy report by Maj Gen Sir Frederick Barton Maurice on the Whitsuntide Conference on the amalgamation of ex-service organisations, 1921; Hamilton's account for the British Legion Journal of his tour of Legion premises in Lancashire in Nov 1922; annual report of the United Services Fund, 1921-1922. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/2

1923 Jan 19-1923 Dec 30

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions, and his openings of Legion premises and unveiling of Legion war memorials. With proceedings of the annual meeting of the Officers' Association Council, 24 Apr 1923; third annual report of the Officers' Benevolent Department, Apr 1923; The Ruhr occupation and Europe's crisis (pamphlet published by the Willard Straight Post of the American Legion, New York, 1923); correspondence with Christopher Nicholson Johnston, Lord Sands, regarding Sands' contention that an ex-service unemployment problem did not exist, Dec 1923. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/3

1923 Dec 10-1934 Mar 7

Correspondence relating to FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants), including correspondence with German Gen Freiherr von Schoenhaich, and Lt Gen Sir John Philip Du Cane, General Officer Commanding BAOR, regarding possible inclusion of the German ex-service association 'Reichsbanner schwarz-rot-gold der republikanischen Kriegsteilnehmer' in FIDAC; report by Lt Col George Rowlandson Crosfield on his visit to Vienna, Prague and Geneva in connection with FIDAC business, Apr 1925; programme and itinerary book for the FIDAC congress, USA, Sep 1930. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/4

1923 Dec 29-1924 May 14

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With The British Legion-what it is and what it has to do, pamphlet by Maj Harold Jellicorse (West Sussex Guardian, Horsham, 1924); 'Looking after ex-service men', article on Hamilton's address to the Southampton British Legion, The Southern Daily Echo, 27 Feb 1924. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/5

1924 Apr 14-1924 Oct 31

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With typescript report of the British Legion War Orphans Welfare Scheme, Romford Branch, Essex. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/6

1924 Nov 1-1924 Dec 31

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area, and including correspondence regarding the suspension of the Legion Metropolitan Area Council by the National Executive Council. With British Legion report 'Case for an enquiry into the final award regulations of the Ministry of Pensions as affecting the less seriously disabled men', 6 Nov 1924. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/7

1924 Dec 30-1925 Mar 31

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/8

1925 Mar 30-1925 Aug 18

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/9

1925 Aug 24-1925 Dec 28

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/10

1926 Jan 1-1926 Jun 30

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With minutes of the annual meeting of the Council of the Officers' Association, 29 Mar 1926; 'The British Legion and the national crisis', message for the British press from the Metropolitan Area Council in regard to the General Strike, 10 May 1926. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/11

1926 Jul 1-1926 Dec 30

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With memorandum, 'Co-ordination of administration of British Legion benevolent funds and the United Services Fund', for consideration of the Metropolitan Area Council, 9 Oct 1926; letter from Hamilton to the Daily Sketch pertaining to the distribution by the Legion of Christmas gifts and provisions for ex-servicemen, 21 Dec 1926. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/12

1927 Jan 5-1927 Jul 13

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/13

1927 Jul 14-1927 Dec 31

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/14

1928 Jan 5-1928 May 31

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton; Hamilton's possible succession to the Presidency of the Legion following the death of FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/15

1928 Jun 3-1928 Oct 18

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With two photographs of Hamilton during the Legion pilgrimage to the battlefields of the Western Front, Aug 1928. 1 file, 2 photographs


HAMILTON: 11/2/16

1928 Oct 19-1928 Dec 29

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With address on unemployment given by Arthur H Francks, Legion National Executive Council, to the Conference of the Metropolitan Area, 8 Dec 1928; 'Today's ceremony at the Cenotaph-the British Legion's memorial service', article by Hamilton, The Radio Times, 3 Jun 1927. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/17

1929 Jan 1-1929 Mar 14

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With FIDAC-monthly review of post war problems (journal of the Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants), British Empire number, mainly relating to activities of the Legion, Feb 1929. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/18

1929 Mar 14-1929 May 31

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With cuttings from The Edinburgh Evening News, The Scotsman and The Evening Despatch, 11 May 1929, on Hamilton's speech to a Legion demonstration in Edinburgh, Scotland, protesting against the retention of the seven years' limit in the payment of war pensions. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/19

1929 Jun 1-1929 Nov 25

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With report and findings of the committee appointed by the Metropolitan Area Conference 'to explore all avenues for the employment of ex-servicemen', May 1929. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/20

1929 Nov 26-1930 Jan 31

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area, and financial irregularities in the Metropolitan Area Council; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With article 'What is wrong with the British Legion?', on allegations of its financial mismanagement, Sunday Express, 5 Jan 1930. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/21

1930 Feb 1-1930 Jul 16

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With resolutions drafted by Hamilton, 9 Jul 1930, urging cooperation among former Allied governments against re-armament, for presentation at the Eleventh Annual Congress of FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants) in the USA, Sep 1930. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/22

1930 Jul 17-1930 Dec 30

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area, and at the Eleventh Annual Congress of FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants) in the USA, Sep 1930; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With 'It is the women who make wars', article on Hamilton's introduction to Thoughts of a soldier (English translation, Ernest Benn, London, 1930) by German Gen Hans von Seeckt, Sunday Express, 3 Aug 1930. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/23

1931 Jan 5-1931 Sep 28

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/24

1931 Oct 1-1932 Apr 11

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton; Hamilton's possible succession to the Presidency of the Legion following the resignation of AF John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe. With Hamilton's poem 'Song of the DCM', British Legion Journal, Mar 1932. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/25

1932 Apr 14-1932 Dec 30

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With illustrated pamphlet, Liverpool King's Roll Committee classified list of disabled ex-servicemen and positions they are capable of filling. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/26

1933 Jan 3-1933 May 31

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With the Prince of Wales' British Legion Pension Fund report for 1932. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/27

1933-1934

Letter from A Trystan Edwards, Architect, 4 Feb 1934, requesting Hamilton to be a signatory to a letter to The Times, uging the British Government to initiate a scheme of construction of a million new houses in a hundred new towns in order to alleviate slum dwelling and provide employment for ex-servicemen. With A hundred new towns for Britain, by Edwards (Simpkin Marshall Ltd, London, 1933), the proposed letter to The Times and list of signatories to the letter. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/28

1933 Jun 1-1933 Nov 30

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With report of special Metropolitan Area conference on pensions administration, 29 Sep 1933. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/29

1933 Dec 1-1934 Jun 29

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With British Legion Journal, Jun 1934. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/30

1934 Jul 2-1935 May 31

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. With report of special Metropolitan Area conference on recent unemployment legislation, 10 Oct 1934; minutes of the annual meeting of the Council of the Officers' Association, 30 Jan 1935. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/31

1935 Jun 3-1936 Feb 21

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as President and Patron of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton; visit of representatives of German ex-service organisations, Jan 1936. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/32

1935 Sep 24-1937 Jan 18

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir John Edward Capper and Maj Harold Jellicorse, relating to the origins and organisation of the British Legion and the development of the ex-servicemen's movement after World War One, including typescript articles by Jellicorse, 'The ex-service officers and men and the organisations looking after their welfare' and 'Personal views of the British Legion organisation and the reason for such a small membership'; manuscript notes by Capper on the organisation and defects of the Legion. With Round the world by the all-red route by Jellicorse (Reprinted from his articles in the West Sussex Gazette, 13 Oct 1932-18 May 1933). 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/33

1936 Mar 2-1937 Feb 16

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as Patron of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/34

1937 Feb 22-1937 Oct 31

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as Patron of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/35

1937 Nov 1-1938 Aug 9

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as Patron of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton; visit of Hamilton and Legion delegates to Germany, Aug 1938. With report of the Legion Special Committee established to investigate the problem of prematurely aged ex-servicemen, Dec 1937. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/36

1938 Aug 10-1939 Mar 30

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's attendance at Legion functions as Patron of the Metropolitan Area; administration by the Legion of petitions of financial hardship from ex-servicemen addressed to Hamilton; visit of German ex-servicemen to London, Sep 1938; the raising of Legion volunteers for policing duties in Czechoslovakia and of National Defence Companies for home defence in the event of war. With five photographs of German ex-servicemen in London. 1 file, 5 photographs


HAMILTON: 11/2/37

1939 Apr 3-1940 Jul 26

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's business as Patron of the Metropolitan Area; Legion participation in the raising of National Defence Companies for home defence. With minutes of the annual meeting of the Council of the Officers' Association, 12 Dec 1939. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/38

1940 Aug 3-1942 Aug 26

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's business as Patron of the Metropolitan Area. 1 file


HAMILTON: 11/2/39

1942 Sep 6-1947 Oct 28

Correspondence relating to the British Legion, mainly in regard to Hamilton's business as Patron of the Metropolitan Area. With bulletins of the Fleet Street British Legion, London, Jul 1942-Oct 1945; national and Metropolitan Area annual reports and accounts, 1942-1943, and interim reports on housing, education and home agricultural settlement, Dec 1943; minutes of the annual meeting of the Council of the Officers' Association, 2 Feb 1944; British Legion Journal, Jun 1944; photograph of Hamilton during the Legion pilgrimage to Beaumont Hamel, France, Aug 1928. 1 file, 1 photograph

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