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

Correspondence, Edinburgh University, 1932-1939

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HAMILTON: 12/1/1

1932 Jun 2-1933 Apr 29

Correspondence relating to Hamilton's rectorship of Edinburgh University, including with Ian Mackenzie, Secretary of the University Union, regarding Hamilton's electoral campaign for the rectorship; with Alec J Mackenzie, editor of The Hamiltonian, Hamilton's rectorial campaign newspaper; with David C Cousland, editor of the Students Representative Council Charities Committee magazine Eurogonnah!; with Sir James Matthew Barrie, Chancellor of Edinburgh University, and Sir Thomas Henry Holland, Principal of Edinburgh University, regarding Hamilton's inauguration as Lord Rector; with Lady Cynthia Asquith, regarding Barrie's health; with Compton Mackenzie, Rector of Glasgow University, and Sir Robert Sangster Rait, Vice Chancellor of Glasgow University regarding student collections for charities in Glasgow. 1 file


HAMILTON: 12/1/2

1933 May 2-1934 May 17

Correspondence relating to Hamilton's rectorship of Edinburgh University, including with Ian Mackenzie, former Secretary of the University Union, and Alec J Mackenzie, former editor of The Hamiltonian, regarding their respective careers; with Augusta Mary Monica Crichton-Stuart, Marchioness Bute, regarding transfer of her nephew, a medical student, from Dublin to Edinburgh University; with Lt Col Alexander Stevenson Blair, Lord Rector's Assessor, regarding business before Edinburgh University Court; letter from Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, enclosing reminiscences of Eileen S Sye, who had purchased a copy of Eurogonnah!, autographed by Churchill. With University Grants Committee, returns from universities and university colleges in receipt of Treasury grant, 1931-32 (HMSO, London, 1933), and editions of the Edinburgh Varsity Athletic News. 1 file


HAMILTON: 12/1/3

1933 Dec 21-1934 Jun 12

Correspondence relating to Hamilton's rectorship of Edinburgh University, including with Gen Rt Hon Jan Christiaan Smuts, Minister of Justice, South Africa, inviting Smuts to open the British Universities Congress at Edinburgh; with the editors of Euragonnah 1934 and 1935, regarding Hamilton's literary contributions for the magazine; draft of Hamilton's speech to a dinner of The Student, Edinburgh; correspondence with the Students' Representative Council of the University of Edinburgh relating to Hamilton's presentation of student grievances before the visiting University Grants Committee at Edinburgh. With programme for the British Universities Congress, 1934, under Hamilton as honorary president, and editions of the Edinburgh Varsity Athletic News. 1 file


HAMILTON: 12/1/4

1934 Jun 5-1934 Dec 29

Correspondence relating to Hamilton's rectorship of Edinburgh University, including with Sir Robert Sangster Rait, Vice Chancellor of Glasgow University, thanking Hamilton for his presence at a dinner; with Sir William Johnston Thomson, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, regarding siting of bus termini in Edinburgh; with Maj Gen Bernard Cyril Freyberg, regarding Freyberg's inspection of the Edinburgh University Officer Training Corps; with Lionel H Daiches, former editor of The Student, regarding his prospective career; Hamilton's draft preface for the Fresher's handbook, 1934; with W J D Lyford-Pike, Secretary of the National Union of Students of Scotland, regarding Lyford-Pikes visit to Germany; with Col Ronald Bruce Campbell, Director of Physical Education at Edinburgh University, regarding progress of his department; draft of Hamilton's article on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Students Representative Council. With printed minutes of the meetings of Edinburgh University Court, and editions of the Edinburgh Varsity Athletic News. 1 file


HAMILTON: 12/1/5

1934 Dec 29-1935 Oct 19

Correspondence relating to Hamilton's rectorship of Edinburgh University, including with Col Ronald Bruce Campbell, Director of Physical Education at Edinburgh University, and Lt Col Alexander Stevenson Blair, Lord Rector's Assessor, regarding prospective acquisition of sites for university athletic grounds; drafts of Hamilton's poems 'The Euradays-a summons' and 'The Euradays-a respite', for the magazine Eurogonnah, 1935; Hamilton's draft preface for the Fresher's handbook, 1935; letters from FM Edmund (Henry Hynman) Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe, accepting Hamilton's invitation to stand for election as the next Lord Rector of Edinburgh University; with Sir Thomas Henry Holland, Principal of Edinburgh University, regarding Allenby's candidature; typescript of Hamilton's speech to medal winners of the intervarsity sports, Edinburgh, 5 Jun 1935; 'Sir Ian Hamilton's Christmas card-peace and goodwill', article by Robert Jamieson on Hamilton's visit to Germany, to receive the drums of 2 Bn Gordon Highlanders which were left in Belgium and brought to Germany during World War One, The Cosmpolitan, Jan 1935. 1 file


HAMILTON: 12/1/6

1935 Oct 5-1939 Oct 8

Correspondence relating to Edinburgh University, including with FM Edmund (Henry Hynman) Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe, regarding Allenby's election to the rectorship of Edinburgh University; edition of Allenby's Own, published by the Allenby Rectorial Committee, supporting Allenby's candidacy for the rectorship, Oct 1935; obituary for Allenby by Hamilton from The Daily Sketch, 18 May 1936 and typescript obituary of Allenby for The Student, May 1936; draft of Hamilton's poem dedicated to students who waved him goodbye on his departure for the last time as Lord Rector. 1 file

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