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

Principal military, political and literary correspondents, surnames A-Z, 1916-1949

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HAMILTON: 13/1

1916 Jun 22-1930 Jan 31

Correspondence between Hamilton and Col Hon Sir James Allen, former Minister of Defence, New Zealand, mainly relating to social engagements, and including correspondence regarding the potential impact of the New Zealand Military Service Act of 1916 upon voluntary recruitment; letter from Allen, 27 May 1926, inviting Hamilton to contribute a foreword to Gallipoli today by T J Pemberton (Ernest Benn, London, 1926). With New Zealand and naval defence, a paper read before the New Zealand Historical Association by Allen (Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd, Dunedin, 1929). 1 file, 24 letters


HAMILTON: 13/2

1920 Mar 2-1932 Aug 23

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Sir Edward Altham Altham, former Inspector General of Communications, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including correspondence regarding the designation of 7/9 Bn The Royal Scots (The Royal Regt) as Highlanders; Altham's article for the Army Quarterly, 1924 (no publication details) in response to the publication of The Life of General the Right Hon. Sir Redvers Buller, by Col Charles Henderson Melville (Edward Arnold, London, 1923). 1 file, 13 letters


HAMILTON: 13/3

1919 Apr 5-1938 Aug 27

Correspondence between Hamilton and French Gen Albert d'Amade, formerly commanding the French Corps Expéditionnaire d'Orient in 1915, including correspondence relating to the publication of The final report of the Dardanelles Commission (HMSO, London 1919); d'Amade's preface for Hamilton's Gallipoli diary (Edward Arnold, London, 1920); d'Amade's article, 'Constantinople et les Dardanelles: L'Expédition de 1915', from French journal Revue des Questions Historiques, 1 Jan 1923; the ceremonial naming of the 'Rue des Dardanelles' in Paris, France, 27 Apr 1930. 1 file, 114 letters


HAMILTON: 13/4

1917 Aug 27-1944 Sep 25

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon Leopold Stennett Amery MP and his wife Florence Amery, mainly relating to social engagements, and including correspondence regarding Leo Amery's request, 27 Aug 1917, for Hamilton's opinion on the potential for renewing an Allied offensive on the Dardanelles by landing forces from Salonika at Bulair; letter from Leo Amery, 16 Feb 1919, on being appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Colonies; letter from Florence Amery, 31 Dec 1945, on the trial of her son, John Amery, for treason and his subsequent execution at Wandsworth Prison, London, on 19 Dec 1945. 1 file, 44 letters


HAMILTON: 13/5

1918 Apr 18-1946 Feb 22

Correspondence between Hamilton and Sir George Compton Archibald Arthur, 3rd Bt, mainly relating to information provided by Hamilton for Arthur's Life of Lord Kitchener (Macmillan and Co, London, 1920). 1 file, 70 letters


HAMILTON: 13/6

Undated[1920]

Typescript report by Hamilton with his recollections of the working relationship between FM Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Baron Roberts of Kandahar and Waterford, Commander-in-Chief South Africa, and Lt Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum, the Vaal and Aspall, his Chief of Staff, during the Second Boer War. 11pp [possibly prepared for use by Sir George (Compton Archibald) Arthur, 3rd Bt, in his Life of Lord Kitchener, 3 vols (Macmillan and Co, London, 1920)]


HAMILTON: 13/7

1918 Mar 29,1918 May 2

Manuscript letters to Hamilton from Brig Gen Arthur Melland Asquith, regarding Asquith's forthcoming marriage to the Hon Betty Constance Manners; Asquith's thanks for the Hamiltons' wedding present, and Asquith's memories of the advance of the Hood Bn, Royal Naval Division, at Gallipoli on 2 May 1915. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 13/8

1919 Mar 18-1922 Nov 5

Correspondence between Hamilton and Christopher Thomas Atkinson, formerly of the Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence, mainly relating to progress of the official history of the Dardanelles Campaign; Atkinson's Marlborough and the rise of the British Army (G P Putnam's Sons, New York & London, 1921); the granting of battle honours for World War One. 1 file, 15 letters


HAMILTON: 13/9

1916 Feb 27-1919 Aug 8

Correspondence between Hamilton and French Gen Maurice Camille Bailloud, comprising greetings and arrangements for meeting. 1 file, 9 letters


HAMILTON: 13/10

1926 Feb 2,1932 Dec 4

Letters to Hamilton from Sir James Matthew Barrie, congratulating Hamilton on his letter to The Times of 2 Feb 1926 (content unspecified); inviting Hamilton to lunch. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 13/11

1917 Nov 6-8

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir Edmund (George) Barrow, former Military Secretary, India Office, relating to Barrow's enclosed printed statement 'Apologia of Gen Sir Edmund Barrow in connection with the report of the Mesopotamia Commission and the criticisms of the Press as regards himself'. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 13/12

1922 Feb 28-1946 Feb 20

Correspondence between Hamilton and Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean, official Australian historian of World War One, mainly relating to their respective publications, and including letter from Hamilton, 28 Feb 1922, on the role of Surgeon Gen William George Birrell, Director of Medical Services, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, during the evacuation of wounded from the Gallipoli landings of 25 Apr 1915; letter from Bean, 3 Apr 1922, on the reasons for the reluctance of British and Australian soldiers to fraternize during World War One. 1 file, 38 letters, 2 photographs


HAMILTON: 13/13

1919 Apr 22-1925 Mar 26

Correspondence between Hamilton and FM Sir William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Bt, mainly relating to Birdwood's role as General Officer Commanding, Northern Command, India; the reductions in the establishment of the Indian Army; the possibility of Birdwood succeeding Gen Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent, as Commander-in-Chief India. With copy of Birdwood's statement to the Committee on Organisation of the Indian Army under Rt Hon Reginald Baliol Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher, relating to the contribution of the Indian Army during World War One, and Birdwood's proposals for its future financial and administrative structure, 26 Sep 1919. 1 file, 54 letters


HAMILTON: 13/14

1926 Feb 1-1945 Aug 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and FM William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood of Anzac and Totnes, mainly relating to Birdwood's activities as Commander-in-Chief in India, and the Gallipoli Campaign and associated commemorations, including letters from Birdwood, 13 Jun 1932, on the circumstances which prompted him to send his message to Hamilton on 25 Apr 1915 requesting evacuation from Anzac Beach, Gallipoli; the loss to the reputation of Gen Sir John Monash incurred by the publication of Monash's War letters (Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1934); Birdwood's visit to Gallipoli in 1936; his mission to Turkey in 1938 for the funeral of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, President of Turkey. 1 file, 79 letters


HAMILTON: 13/15

1919 Mar 17-1945 Sep 20

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir Walter Pipon Braithwaite, former Chief of General Staff Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including the behaviour and activities of Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, Gallipoli war correspondent; mutual greetings on Gallipoli Day; joint social engagements. With order of Braithwaite's memorial service at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, 20 Sep 1945. 1 file, 129 letters


HAMILTON: 13/16

1921 Aug 20-1925 July 31

Correspondence between Hamilton and Reginald Baliol Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher, mainly relating to Hamilton's comments on Esher's The tragedy of Lord Kitchener (John Murray, London, 1921). 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 13/17

1915 Dec 4-1942 Feb 26

Correspondence between Hamilton and William St John Fremantle Brodrick, 1st Earl of Midleton and his son George St John Brodrick, 2nd Earl of Midleton, including including letter from Hamilton, [1 May] 1916, regarding the interdependence of campaigns against the Turks in Mesopotamia, the Caucasus and on Gallipoli, and the consequences of the evacuation of Gallipoli leading to the fall of the British garrison at Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia, on 29 Apr 1916; correspondence with the 1st Earl regarding the character and conduct of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome as Secretary of State for War, for Hamilton's article on Kitchener in The Post Victorians (Ivor Nicholson and Watson, London, 1933). 1 file, 31 letters


HAMILTON: 13/18

1917 Dec 6-1935 Apr 16

Correspondence between Hamilton and John Buchan, mainly relating to invitations to social functions, and including letter from Buchan, 23 Feb 1918, on the possibility of Hamilton being appointed General Officer Commanding Scottish Command; letter from Buchan, 23 Jun 1919, advising against the publication of Hamilton's notes on foreign army manoeuvres (subsequently published in Hamilton's The friends of England, lectures to members of the British Legion (G Allen Unwin, London, 1923); letter from Hamilton, refusing Buchan's invitation to contribute articles on the Dardanelles Campaign for encyclopedias, 11 Aug 1919. 1 file, 32 letters


HAMILTON: 13/19

1916 Jan 6,1916 May 5

Letters from Hamilton to Rt Hon Sir Edward Henry Carson MP, Attorney-General, relating to shortages of reinforcements during the Gallipoli Campaign, and Hamilton's willingness for the despatch of Lt Gen the Hon Sir Frederick William Stopford on operations of 9 Corps at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Aug 1915, to be published. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 13/20

1924 Mar 13-1933 Jul 9

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon Sir (Joseph) Austen Chamberlain MP, mainly relating to Chamberlain's objections to an article in The Birmingham Gazette and Express of 17 Nov 1923, reporting a speech of Hamilton to Toc H, which implied criticism of Chamberlain and his brother Rt Hon (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain MP. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 13/21

1918 Apr 30-1943 Apr 28

Correspondence between Hamilton and Col Sir Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain, mainly comprising personal news, greetings and humorous verses, and including their recollections of the working relations between FM Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, as Commander-in-Chief South Africa, and Lt Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum, the Vaal and Aspall, his Chief of Staff, during the Second Boer War, 2 May 1918; Chamberlain's reminiscences, 3 Mar 1928, of the 5th Goorkha Regt during the Second Afghan War, 1878-1880, for Hamilton's foreword to The history of the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force), 1858-1928 (Gale and Polden, Aldershot, 1928). 1 file, 96 letters


HAMILTON: 13/22

1920 Aug 3-1929 Jun 18

Correspondence between Hamilton and Wade Chance, including letters from Chance regarding the failings of the Treaty of Versailles; his proposals for a 'League of Allies' to prevent further German aggression; his previous acquaintance with Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, war correspondent on Gallipoli. With photographic copy of 'What does Germany forfeit now that war is lost?', article by Chance, New York Evening Telegram, 28 Nov 1918. 1 file, 26 letters


HAMILTON: 13/23

1917 Jan 20-1939 Nov 27

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir Henry George Chauvel, mainly relating to personal news, the careers of other former officers of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, and Chauvel's work as Inspector General of Australian Forces and Chief of the Australian General Staff, including letter from Hamilton, 20 Jan 1917, on Hamilton's efforts to persuade Rt Hon Herbert Henry Asquith MP, Prime Minister, on the suitability of Egypt as a base for operations against the Turks in Palestine, and the questioning by the Dardanelles Commission of Hamilton's choice of Imbros as a base for the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. 1 file, 39 letters


HAMILTON: 13/24

1919 Jan 13-1925 Nov 20

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP (and Edward Howard Marsh, Churchill's Private Secretary), including Churchill's comments after reading Hamilton's draft of Gallipoli diary (Edward Arnold, London, 1920), 24 Sep 1919; Hamilton's comments on the report of the Committee appointed to investigate the defences of the Dardanelles Straits under Capt Francis Herbert Mitchell RN, 24 Aug 1920; Hamilton's comments after reading drafts of Churchill's The world crisis vol 2, 1915 (Thornton Butterworth, London, 1923). With copy of Churchill's memorandum as Secretary of State for War, on the proposed disposal of wartime canteen profits for the benefit of ex-servicemen, 1 Jul 1919, with Hamilton's criticism of the scheme, 28 Jul 1919. 1 file, 70 letters


HAMILTON: 13/25

1926 Jun 23-1947 Jan 6

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, mainly relating to Churchill's herd of Belted Galloway cattle, and including correspondence relating to the article 'Churchill blunder blamed for Gallipoli horror', Daily Herald, 25 Apr 1932, which suggested that Churchill's speech at Dundee, Scotland, on 5 Jun 1915, disclosed strategic information on the Gallipoli Campaign; the account of the British Council of War held at 10 Downing Street, London on 5 Aug 1914, given in Haig volume one (Faber and Faber, London, 1935) by Arthur Duff Cooper MP. 1 file, 134 letters


HAMILTON: 13/26

1922 Feb 26-1922 Mar 13

Correspondence between Hamilton and George Sydenham Clarke, 1st Baron Sydenham of Combe, relating to Sydenham's contentions that the officers and men of 9 Corps, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, were too inexperienced to be used for the landing at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Aug 1915, and that the Gallipoli Campaign would have been successful had it been given the same priority as other theatres of operations. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 13/27

1925 Feb 17-1945 Sep 15

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Sir Alfred Edward Codrington, mainly relating to the Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs and South African War Veterans Association, and including letter from Hamilton, 1 Oct 1926, regarding Hamilton's scheme for the formation of a Guards Division in 1909. With order of funeral service for Codrington, 15 Sep 1945. 1 file, 11 letters


HAMILTON: 13/28

1918 Mar 18-1921 Dec 4

Correspondence between Hamilton and Sir Julian Stafford Corbett, Director of Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence, relating to position of and signals received and transmitted by RN battleship HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH on 25 Apr 1915; information provided by Hamilton for Corbett's Naval Operations vol 2 (Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1920). 1 file, 23 letters


HAMILTON: 13/29

1937 May 11

Letter to Hamilton from Noël Coward, apologising for his delayed reply to a letter from Hamilton. 2pp


HAMILTON: 13/30

1917 Aug 16-19

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Earl Curzon of Kedleston, relating to their shared opinion on the uselessness of cavalry on the Western Front, and including remarks by Hamilton from The Russo-Japanese War: reports from British officers attached to the Japanese and Russian forces in the field 3 vols (HMSO, London, 1908), to illustrate the anachronism of the deployment of cavalry in modern warfare. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 13/31

1921 Oct 16-1922 Jun 25

Correspondence between Hamilton and R Adm Alexander Percy Davidson, relating to Davidson's financial difficulties. 1 file, 6 letters


HAMILTON: 13/32

1916 Feb 15-1917 Dec 20

Correspondence between Hamilton and Dr Emile Joseph Dillon, including letter from Hamilton expressing his hope that he would be sent as a British military attaché to Russian Army Headquarters, 18 Feb 1916; letter from Dillon, reporting his interview with unnamed senior military source, who desired a renewed Allied offensive on the Dardanelles and stated that Constantinople was about to be abandoned by the Turkish Government when the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force was evacuated, 13 Dec 1917. 1 file, 10 letters


HAMILTON: 13/33

1916 Nov 29-1928 Feb 6

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien, mainly relating to the activities of the Mounted Infantry Dinner Club, and including letter from Smith-Dorrien, 29 Nov 1916, on the circumstances of the retreat of 2 Corps BEF from Mons on 24 Aug 1914 and his decision to fight the battle of Le Cateau (26 Aug 1914). With copies of letters, 19 Nov 1917 and 1 Dec 1917, from Brig Gen Hugh Archie Dundas Simpson Baikie, commanding Royal Artillery 21 Corps, to Smith-Dorrien, giving accounts of the Third Battle of Gaza, Palestine (31 Oct 1917). 1 file, 25 letters


HAMILTON: 13/34

1919 May 23-1920 Apr 3

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir William Douglas, mainly relating to arrangements for the dinner of the 42 (East Lancashire) Div Officers' Association. 1 file, 11 letters


HAMILTON: 13/35

1917 May 4-1917 Jun24

Correspondence between Hamilton and John Drinkwater, poet and dramatist, mainly relating to social engagements, and including letter from Drinkwater, 24 Jun 1917, regarding the dedication to Hamilton of his book Tides: a book of poems (Beaumont Press, London, 1917), and inviting Hamilton to an exhibition of drawings by Drinkwater's friend Paul Nash. 1 file, 7 letters


HAMILTON: 13/36

1922 Mar 23-1940 Sep 10

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Sir James Edward Edmonds, Historical Section (Military Branch), Committee of Imperial Defence, including letter from Edmonds, 25 Mar 1922, on the progress of the official history of the Gallipoli Campaign. 1 file, 12 letters


HAMILTON: 13/37

1919 Mar 5-1939 Aug 31

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Sir Gerald Francis Ellison, former Deputy Quarter Master General, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including correspondence relating to Ellison as initial author of the official history of the Gallipoli Campaign, 1923-1924; correspondence relating to Hamilton's review, published in The Observer, 20 Jun 1926, of Ellison's The perils of amateur strategy as exemplified by the attack on the Dardanelles fortress in 1915 (Longmans, New York, 1926); letter from Ellison, 16 Oct 1926, with proposals for the amalgamation of the administration of the British Legion and the United Services Fund. With 'Reminiscences', article by Ellison on his role as Chief of Staff to Hamilton during Hamilton's foreign tours as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, 1910-1912, The Lancashire Lad, Aug 1938. 1 file, 73 letters


HAMILTON: 13/38

1927 Nov,1932 Oct 7

Typescript of article, 'The military coup d'état' by Lt Gen Sir Gerald Francis Ellison, arguing against recent reorganisation at the War Office which had transferred control of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps from the department of Quarter Master General to the Master General of the Ordnance, Nov 1927. 16pp. With letter from Ellison, attributing the organisation of General Staff duties to FM Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, when he was Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, 7 Oct 1932. 5pp


HAMILTON: 13/39

1919 Apr 5-1942 Jun 19

Correspondence between Hamilton and R Adm Hugh Turnour England, mainly comprising family and personal news, including the loss of Acting Sub Lt Ian Hugh Bellingham England (England's son and Hamilton's godson), Fleet Air Arm pilot of RN Aircraft Carrier HMS ARK ROYAL, at Dakar, Senegal, 24 Sep 1940. 1 file, 32 letters


HAMILTON: 13/40

1939 Feb 1-1945 Nov 23

Correspondence between Hamilton and Alice Macdonald Fleming (also known as Trix Fleming, sister of (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling), including payments Rudyard received for his poetry and payments she received for her fortune telling, 20 Aug 1942; thanking Hamilton for his Jean, a memoir on Jean, Lady Hamilton (privately printed, London, 1941; Faber and Faber, London, 1942), and her memories of Jean Miller Hamilton in India in 1886, 27 Aug 1942; her recollections of Rudyard's favourites of his own poetry, 25 Apr 1945. With The Kipling Journal, vol 11 no 71, Oct 1944, containing a review of Hamilton's Listening for the drums (Faber and Faber, London, 1944). 1 file, 13 letters


HAMILTON: 13/41

1928 Aug 8

Letter to Hamilton from French Marshal Ferdinand Foch, thanking Hamilton for his message recalling Foch's recent visit to the British Legion at York and Scarborough, Yorkshire. 1p


HAMILTON: 13/42

1918 Apr 30-1931 Jun 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and Hon Sir John William Fortescue, mainly relating to information on the Gallipoli Campaign supplied by Hamilton for an unpublished official history of World War One to be written by Fortescue, and including letter from Fortescue, 23 Mar 1919, on his removal from the writing of the official history of the Gallipoli Campaign; letter from Hamilton, 16 Jun 1931, on the relative merits of FM John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Viscount French of Ypres and High Lake, and Gen Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien, as commanders during the Second Boer War, 1899-1902. 1 file, 73 letters


HAMILTON: 13/43

1916 Apr 27-1919 Aug 9

Correspondence between Hamilton and FM John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Viscount French of Ypres and High Lake, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, including correspondence relating to Hamilton's future employment, including letter from French stating he had requested the War Office to secure Hamilton as General Officer Commanding Eastern Command, 22 Nov 1917; correspondence relating to French's account of the British Council of War held at 10 Downing Street, London on 5 Aug 1914, given in French's 1914 (Constable and Co, London, 1919). 1 file, 10 letters


HAMILTON: 13/44

1919 Mar 14-1945 Apr 27

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir Bernard Freyberg and his wife Barbara Freyberg, comprising letters of greeting. 1 file, 17 letters


HAMILTON: 13/45

1934 May 18-1934 Jul 24

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon David Lloyd George and Rt Hon William John Arthur Charles James Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland, comprising letter from Lloyd George requesting use of a letter from Hamilton to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, 11 Jul 1917, suggesting an Allied offensive in Italy, for Lloyd George's War memoirs (Ivor Nicholson and Watson, London, 1933-1936); correspondence with Portland, regarding Portland's criticism of Lloyd George's War memoirs for its attacks on the character and conduct of British Generals on the Western Front during World War One. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 13/46

1919 Apr 20-1947 Jun 8

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir Alexander John Godley, mainly relating to personal news, and including Godley's account of his visit to Gallipoli to unveil a war memorial dedicated to New Zealand troops (with copy of Godley's speech), 20 May 1925. 1 file, 89 letters


HAMILTON: 13/47

1916 Oct 27-1939 Jan

Correspondence between Hamilton and French Gen Henri Joseph Étienne Gouraud, comprising letters of greeting, and including letter from Gouraud regarding the recent death of French Gen Pierre Marie Casimir Girodon, former Chief of Staff of the French Corps Expéditionnaire d'Orient, 27 Oct 1916. With photograph of Gouraud and other French officers, on board ship during his visit to the Dardanelles in 1930 to inaugurate the French war memorial at Morto Bay. 1 file, 19 letters, 1 photograph


HAMILTON: 13/48

1922 Jul 10-1945 Jan 5

Correspondence between Hamilton and Sqn Ldr Philip Guedalla, mainly relating to appreciations of their respective publications; anti-Semitism in Germany. 1 file, 51 letters


HAMILTON: 13/49

1919 Sep 5-[1935] Sep 2

Correspondence between Hamilton and FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, mainly relating to their participation in functions of the British Legion, and including correspondence regarding their disagreement with the account by FM John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres, of the British Council of War held at 10 Downing Street, London on 5 Aug 1914, given in French's 1914 (Constable and Co, London, 1919). With correspondence with Dorothy Vivian Haig, Countess Haig, regarding design of the equestrian statue of Earl Haig in Whitehall, London. 1 file, 40 letters


HAMILTON: 13/50

1916 Jan 7-1937 Nov 29

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan, including correspondence relating to their efforts to relaunch sales of their book Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911), and including letter from Hamilton advising on questions likely to be asked Haldane by the Dardanelles Commission, 17 Oct 1916; Haldane's reaction to Hamilton's The soul and body of an army (Edward Arnold and Co, London, 1921), 30 Oct 1921; Hamilton's recommendation of Brig Gen Cecil Faber Aspinall-Oglander to write the official history of the Gallipoli Campaign, 20 Nov 1924; correspondence with Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane, Haldane's sister, regarding a memorial appeal for her brother, and the biography of her brother by Maj Gen Sir Frederick Barton Maurice, published as Haldane, 1856-1915 The life of Viscount Haldane of Cloan, vol 1 (Faber and Faber, London, 1937). 1 file, 76 letters


HAMILTON: 13/51

1917 Feb 6-1940 Apr 10

Correspondence between Hamilton and Reverend Henry Arthur Hall, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Eltham, London, formerly Chaplain to 29 Div during the Gallipoli Campaign, mainly relating to the annual service and monuments at Holy Trinity in memory of 29 Div. 1 file, 133 letters


HAMILTON: 13/52

1920 Nov 10-1936 Jun 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir Bruce Meade Hamilton, mainly relating to information provided by Sir Bruce for Anti-commando, an account of Sir Aubrey Woolls-Sampson's part in the South African War, 1899-1902 (Faber and Faber, London, 1931) by Hamilton and the Hon Victor Sampson. 1 file, 35 letters


HAMILTON: 13/53

1924 Mar 5-1939 Jul 6

Correspondence between Hamilton and Sir Charles Harris, former Joint Secretary of the War Office, including correspondence relating to the relative contributions of Rt Hon Hugh Oakeley Arnold-Forster MP and Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan, as Secretaries of State for War; the attitude of FM John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Viscount French of Ypres and High Lake, to the Territorial Force prior to and during World War One; the extension of the Haldane Memorial Trust for Adult Education to benefit officers of the British Army. 1 file, 49 letters


HAMILTON: 13/54

1921 Nov 28-1932 Nov 5

Correspondence between Hamilton and Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, mainly comprising mutual appreciations of each other's publications, particularly Hamilton's article on 'The art of war since 1910', for the Encyclopedia Britannica. With typescript copy of Liddell Hart's memorandum of 1924, 'New methods and developments of method in the post war doctrine of the army' intended for presentation to Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan, Chairman of the Committee of Imperial Defence. 1 file, 87 letters


HAMILTON: 13/55

1933 Jan 13-1944 Sep 4

Correspondence between Hamilton and Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, mainly comprising mutual appreciations of each other's publications, and including Hamilton's account, 19 May 1933, of the British Council of War held at 10 Downing Street, London on 5 Aug 1914; typescript review by Liddell Hart of High command in the world war (Scribner's, London, 1934) by Capt William Dilworth Puleston US Navy; letter from Liddell Hart on his recent nervous exhaustion, 25 Oct 1939. With 'We have wasted brains', article by Liddell Hart, Sunday Pictorial, 11 Aug 1940. 1 file, 104 letters


HAMILTON: 13/56

1919 Jan 30-1919 Nov 15

Correspondence between Hamilton and Kemal Husny, former leader of opposition to the Turkish Government during the Gallipoli Campaign, relating to Husny's requests for Great Britain to undertake greater involvement in the administration of Turkey and in the removal of remaining German influence there. 1 file, 9 letters


HAMILTON: 13/57

1935 Jan 16-1943 Nov 17

Correspondence between Hamilton and Col Victor K Kaledin, mainly relating to Kaledin's High treason (Hurst and Blackett, London, 1936), to which Hamilton contributed a foreword; Hamilton's attempts to secure employment for Kaledin on intelligence work for the War Office. 1 file, 188 letters, 4 photographs


HAMILTON: 13/58

1917 Feb 2-1918 Jan 17

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir George Vero Kemball, including undated letter from Kemball stating that the members of the Mesopotamia Commission approved his being awarded a Knighthood of the Order of St Michael and St George for his services in Mesopotamia. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 13/59

1919 Feb 20-1944 Dec 8

Correspondence between Hamilton and AF Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover, mainly comprising Gallipoli Day greetings, and including report from Keyes to the Admiralty, 27 Aug 1925, on his visit to war graves on Gallipoli; letter from Keyes, 14 Nov 1925, criticising the dual control of the Fleet Air Arm of the RAF; letter from Keyes, 4 Feb 1928, on his disagreements with AF Sir John Michael de Robeck, 1st Bt, regarding resumption of a naval offensive during the Dardanelles Campaign, 1915; letter from Hamilton, 26 Oct 1934, on his meetings with members of the Cabinet upon his recall from command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Oct 1915. 1 file, 124 letters


HAMILTON: 13/60

1930 Jul 24-1931 Jul 4

Correspondence between Hamilton and (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling, relating to the receipt by the Mounted Infantry Dinner Club of a manuscript of the poem 'M I' by Kipling, and Hamilton's invitation for Kipling to dine with the Club. 1 file, 8 letters (letters from Kipling are typescript copies made by Hamilton)


HAMILTON: 13/61

1919 Mar 61926 Oct 23

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen the Hon Sir Herbert Alexander Lawrence, formerly General Officer Commanding 52 (Lowland) Div, including correspondence relating to criticism of the conduct of brigades of 52 Div at Helles, Gallipoli, on 12-13 Jul 1915, implied in Nevinson's The Dardanelles Campaign (Nisbet & Co, London, 1918). 1 file, 13 letters


HAMILTON: 13/62

1920 Jun 1-1946 Aug 23

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Henry Frederick Elliott Lewin and his wife Lady Ada Edwina Stewart Lewin, mainly relating to family and personal news. 1 file, 47 letters


HAMILTON: 13/63

1919 Jun 12-1939 Sep 20

Corespondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir Henry de Beauvoir de Lisle, including correspondence relating to the contention of Maj Gen Granville George Algernon Egerton, former General Officer Commanding 52 (Lowland) Div at Gallipoli, that Egerton was not responsible for the attack of 156 Bde, 52 Div, at Gully Ravine, Gallipoli, on 28 Jun 1915; the accuracy of evidence given by Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley, former General Officer Commanding 11 (Northern) Div at Gallipoli, to the Dardanelles Commission, regarding the possibility of 11 Div advancing on Anafarta Sagir, Gallipoli, on 8 Aug 1915. 1 file, 13 letters


HAMILTON: 13/64

1916 Nov 3-1917 Jan 16

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon Thomas Lister, 4th Baron Ribblesdale, regarding the publication of Ribblesdale's Charles Lister (T Fisher Unwin, London, 1917). 1 file, 7 letters


HAMILTON: 13/65

[1922] May 15

Letter to Hamilton from German Gen Erich Ludendorff, relating to their recent meeting near Munich, Germany, on 20 Apr 1922. 1p


HAMILTON: 13/66

1922

Papers relating to Hamilton's interview with German Gen Erich Ludendorff, near Munich, Germany, 20 Apr 1922, including typed transcripts by Hamilton of the interview; typescript copies of letters from Hamilton to Col John Hartman Morgan, British Representative, Inter-Allied Commission of Military Control in Germany, on Hamilton's journey from Paris to Calais, 25 Apr 1922; from Gen Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent, Dorset, Commander in Chief of the Army in India, requesting Hamilton to send him an account of the interview, 12 Jul 1922, and thanking him for his report, 26 Sep 1922. With manuscript letter from Charles Prestwich Scott, editor of The Manchester Guardian, thanking Hamilton for his report of the interview and discussing the growth of Bolshevism in Germany. 1 file


HAMILTON: 13/67

1922 Mar 9-1946 Mar 28

Correspondence between Hamilton and Compton Mackenzie, mainly relating to Mackenzie's Gallipoli memories (Cassell and Co, London, 1929). 1 file, 52 letters


HAMILTON: 13/68

1919 Nov 18-1919 Nov 19

Correspondence between Hamilton and Hon Sir Thomas Mackenzie, Member of the Dardanelles Commission, regarding Hamilton's request for Mackenzie to make explicit a favourable judgement on Hamilton's conduct during the Gallipoli Campaign, 1915. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 13/69

1916 Mar 16-1944 Sep 29

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen William Robarts Napier Madocks, mainly relating to family and personal news, and including letters from Madocks on his progress as Staff Officer with 20 (Light) Div and 35 Div on the Western Front, World War One; letter from Madocks, 9 May 1919, as Assistant Adjutant General to Headquarters number 5 area, British Troops in France, at Lille. 1 file, 42 letters


HAMILTON: 13/70

1916 Feb 21-1932 Dec 8

Correspondence between Hamilton and John Masefield, poet, mainly relating to the publication of Masefield's Gallipoli (William Heinemann, London, 1916), and including letter from Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton, 21 Feb 1916, on the harmful activities of Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, war correspondent, to the reputation of Hamilton and the Allied armies; letter from Masefield regarding his lectures on the Gallipoli Campaign to American troops, 28 May 1918; Hamilton's appreciation, 13 Oct 1923, of the new preface to Masefield's Gallipoli (William Heinemann, London, 1923). With printed cards of Masefield's poems 'The racer' and 'The ballad of Sir Bors'. 1 file, 40 letters


HAMILTON: 13/71

1917 Dec 10,1918 Mar 11

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon William Ferguson Massey, Prime Minister of New Zealand, mainly relating to the proposed decoration for troops who served during the Gallipoli Campaign. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 13/72

1921 Jun 20-1942 Mar 23

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir Frederick Barton Maurice, mainly relating to their publications, particularly Hamilton's The soul and body of an army (Edward Arnold and Co, London, 1921), and Maurice's The life of Lord Wolseley (William Heinemann, London, 1924). 1 file, 65 letters


HAMILTON: 13/73

1920 Apr 8-1945 Jul 9

Correspondence between Hamilton and Sir (Edward) Grimwood Mears, mainly relating to personal news. 1 file, 39 letters


HAMILTON: 13/74

1918 Oct 14-1919 Apr 14

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir David Mercer, Adjutant General Royal Marines, comprising information supplied by Mercer on the formation and constitution of the Royal Naval Division (RND) in 1914, and dates of landing of RND units on Gallipoli; Mercer's request for the award of the Distinguished Service Order to Cdr Reginald Charles Dudley Isgar, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, for operations with Howe Bn, Royal Naval Division, on Gallipoli in Oct 1915. 1 file, 9 letters


HAMILTON: 13/75

1918 Jun 6-8

Correspondence between Hamilton and FM Paul Sanford Methuen, 3rd Baron Methuen, relating to rumours of Hamilton being appointed Commander-in-Chief, Malta, and Methuen's intentions to remain in the same post. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 13/76

1922 Feb 22-1925 Dec 21

Correspondence between Hamilton and Francis Bingham Mildmay, 1st Baron Mildmay of Flete, mainly relating to Hamilton's suggestions in regard to potential economies in War Office expenditure, for Mildmay's use in parliamentary debate on Army estimates. 1 file, 10 letters


HAMILTON: 13/77

1923 Dec 23-1932 Jan 13

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir John Monash, mainly relating to historiography of the Gallipoli Campaign, and Monash's activities. With correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Arthur W Hyman, regarding Hamilton's perceived anti-Semitic remarks following Monash's death. 1 file, 16 letters


HAMILTON: 13/78

1919 Dec 23-1936 Nov 5

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen John Hartman Morgan, including correspondence relating to Morgan's work as General Officer Commanding Effectives Sub-Commission, Inter-Allied Military Commission of Control in Germany, 1920-1923. With Morgan's pamphlet The army and the civil power (BAOR, 1919). 1 file, 104 letters


HAMILTON: 13/79

1919 Jan 4-1939 Jan 12

Correspondence between Hamilton and Sydney Alexander Moseley, former war correspondent during the Gallipoli Campaign, mainly relating to Moseley's publications, and including Hamilton's account of a recent mutual supernatural experience, 10 May 1919. 1 file, 39 letters


HAMILTON: 13/80

1920 Oct 12-1944 Aug 29

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir Archibald James Murray, including letter from Murray, 10 May 1921, criticising the conduct of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome as Secretary of State for War, when Murray was Deputy Chief and Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1915-1916. 1 file, 17 letters


HAMILTON: 13/81

1918 Dec 28-1942 Feb

Correspondence between Hamilton and Henry Woodd Nevinson, journalist and war correspondent, including correspondence relating to criticism of the conduct of brigades of 52 (Lowland) Div at Helles, Gallipoli, on 12-13 Jul 1915 implied in Nevinson's The Dardanelles Campaign (Nisbet & Co, London, 1918); Nevinson's visits to the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1928 and 1934. With 'Men of the Dardanelles', review by Nevinson of Gallipoli memories by Compton Mackenzie (Cassell and Co, London, 1929), from The Manchester Guardian, 30 Dec 1929; issue of P.E.N. News, Jan-Feb 1942, containing an account of a memorial meeting to Nevinson held in London on 11 Dec 1941. 1 file, 133 letters


HAMILTON: 13/82

1934 Nov 1-1945 Apr 3

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj John Francis Allen North, mainly relating to North's Gallipoli: the fading vision (Faber and Faber, London, 1936). 1 file, 28 letters


HAMILTON: 13/83

1919 Apr 17-1946 Mar 23

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Cecil Faber Aspinall-Oglander, mainly relating to information and criticism provided by Hamilton for Aspinall-Oglander's The official history of the Gallipoli campaign, 2 vols (Heinemann, London, 1929, 1932). 1 file, 167 letters


HAMILTON: 13/84

Undated[1916 Jan]

Letter from Hamilton to Maj Gen Sir Archibald Paris, General Officer Commanding Royal Naval Division, regarding the evacuation of Gallipoli. 1p


HAMILTON: 13/85

1916 Jan 29-1916 Oct 2

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col John Henry Patterson, formerly commanding the Zion Mule Corps on Gallipoli, mainly relating to Patterson's efforts to secure pensions for dependents of men of the Corps who died during the Gallipoli Campaign. 1 file, 9 letters


HAMILTON: 13/86

1920 Aug 20-1941 Jan 16

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Robert (Stephenson Smyth) Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell of Gilwell, mainly comprising letters of greeting, and including letter from Baden-Powell, 4 Mar 1927, regarding his tour of Boy Scout and Girl Guide organisations in Southern Africa. 1 file, 23 letters


HAMILTON: 13/87

1916 Oct 11-1925 Jul 3

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent, mainly relating to Rawlinson's work as Commander in Chief, India, and including letter from Rawlinson, 16 Aug 1918, regarding the success of 4 Army, BEF, during the battle of Amiens, Western Front; Hamilton's account, 10 Aug 1922, of his interview with German Gen Erich Ludendorff, near Munich, Germany, on 20 Apr 1922. 1 file, 18 letters


HAMILTON: 13/88

1929 Jun 1

Manuscript letter in German from Erich Maria Remarque thanking Hamilton for his complimentary remarks on Remarque's All quiet on the Western Front [Im Westen nichts Neues] (Putnam, London, 1929). With typescript English translations of the letter. 1 file


HAMILTON: 13/89

1916 Jan 8-1942 Jan 22

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Charles à Court Repington, and Repington's wife Mellony à Court Repington, including correspondence relating to estimates of Entente and Turkish casualties incurred during the Gallipoli Campaign; strategical debate on Allied offensives in Eastern theatres as opposed to the Western Front; Hamilton's future employment; the findings of the final report of the Dardanelles Commission, 1919; particulars of Hamilton's life and career, 1853-1902, for a proposed publication by Repington. 1 file, 79 letters


HAMILTON: 13/90

1919 Apr 10-1926 Jan 26

Correspondence between Hamilton and AF Sir John Michael de Robeck, 1st Bt, mainly regarding commemorations of the Gallipoli landings of 25 Apr 1915, and including letter from Hamilton, 26 Jan 1926, on recent evidence from Lt Col Betham Wilkins Shuttleworth, late Bde Maj of 32 Bde, 11 (Northern) Div, at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, relating to the refusal of Maj Gen Frederick Hammersley to allow 32 Bde to advance on Anafarta Sagir on 8 Aug 1915. 1 file, 26 letters


HAMILTON: 13/91

1918 Apr 12-1944 Feb 10

Correspondence between Hamilton and Aileen Mary Roberts, Countess Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, mainly relating to aspects of the career of her father FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, including the influence of Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill as Secretary of State for India, in the appointment in 1885 of Roberts as Commander-in-Chief in India; the controversy of the 'forward policy' in Afghanistan against potential Russian invasion; accounts of the British Council of War held at 10 Downing Street, London on 5 Aug 1914. With letter to Countess Roberts, 2 Jan 1898, from Lt Col Eaton Aylmer Travers, 1/2 Bn 2nd (Prince of Wales's Own) Gurkha Regt (The Sirmoor Rifles), giving his account of the actions at Dargai, Tirah Campaign, Oct 1897. 1 file, 102 letters


HAMILTON: 13/92

1918 Feb 9-1928 Mar 17

Correspondence between Hamilton and FM Sir William Robert Robertson, 1st Bt, including correspondence relating to the inactivity of Col Rt Hon Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, Secretary of State for War, in securing further employment for Hamilton; letter from Robertson, 19 Mar 1919, informing Hamilton that the findings of the Dardanelles Commission did not preclude Hamilton from further employment; Robertson's tribute to Hamilton, 29 Jan 1920, upon Hamilton's retirement from the Army. 1 file, 22 letters


HAMILTON: 13/93

1919 Jan 16-1919 May 19

Correspondence between Hamilton and Walter Francis Roch, Member of the Dardanelles Commission, mainly relating to confidential papers supplied to Hamilton by Roch in regard to the findings of the Commission. 1 file, 7 letters


HAMILTON: 13/94

1916 Jul 21-1949 Sep 11

Correspondence between Hamilton and Sir William Rothenstein, John Knewstub Maurice Rothenstein, and Kenneth Romney Towndrow, William Rothenstein's biographer, mainly relating to William Rothenstein's requests for Hamilton to secure service for Rothenstein's brother, 2nd Lt Albert Daniel Rutherston, artist, outside of 1 (Reserve) Garrison Bn, Worcestershire Regt; portraits of Hamilton made by William Rothenstein. 1 file, 29 letters


HAMILTON: 13/95

1921 Nov 4-1947 Jun 10

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell, formerly commanding New Zealand Mounted Rifles Bde during the Gallipoli Campaign, mainly comprising mutual greetings in commemoration of Anzac Day. 1 file, 54 letters


HAMILTON: 13/96

1920 Apr 21-1927 Apr 27

Correspondence between Hamilton and Sir Herbert William Henry Russell, former war correspondent during the Gallipoli Campaign, mainly relating to an article by Hamilton for a jubilee issue of The Western Daily Mercury, 1920, paying tribute to the work undertaken by Devonport dockyard for the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. With statistics supplied by HM Dockyard, Devonport, on troops embarked at Devonport for Mediterranean Ports, 29 Apr 1915-30 Dec 1915, and disembarked at Devonport and Plymouth from Mudros, Egypt and Malta, 1 Jan 1916-3 Mar 1920. 1 file, 10 letters


HAMILTON: 13/97

1916 Jan 14-1919 Dec 17

Correspondence between Hamilton and Col Charles Rumney Samson RAF, mainly relating to Samson's information for Hamilton on quantities, types and relative efficiency of aircraft under Samson's command in the Dardanelles, and the lack of manpower and recognition given to air power during the Gallipoli Campaign. 1 file, 10 letters


HAMILTON: 13/98

[1918 Dec 8-16]

Manuscript letters to Hamilton from John Singer Sargent, artist, comprising Sargent's request for Hamilton to return testimonials to the work of Abbott H Thayer, nature photographer, [8 Dec 1918]; Sargent's invitation for Hamilton to view his painting 'Gassed', [16 Dec 1918]. 1 file, 2 letters


HAMILTON: 13/99

1916 Apr 15-1918 Apr 10

Correspondence between Hamilton and Phillip Frederick Edward Schuler, war correspondent, regarding the publication of Schuler's Australia in arms (T Fisher Unwin, London, 1916) and Hamilton's proposal for Schuler to appear before the Dardanelles Commission; correspondence between Hamilton and Schuler's father Gottlieb Frederick Henry Schuler, editor of The Age, Melbourne, Australia, relating to the death of Phillip Schuler in France. 1 file, 18 letters


HAMILTON: 13/100

1919 Jul 24-1944 Aug 9

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen John Edward Bernard Seely, 1st Baron of Mottistone, mainly relating to Mottistone's Adventure (William Heinemann, London, 1930); Mottistone's questions in the House of Lords, for the British Government to intervene between Germany and the USSR to prevent starvation in Poland, 26 Oct 1939. 1 file, 12 letters


HAMILTON: 13/101

1929 Jul 5-8

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir Andrew Skeen, regarding the accuracy of statements made by Hamilton in his Gallipoli diary (Edward Arnold, London, 1920), which suggested planning for operations at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, had taken place in Jun 1915. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 13/102

1923 Oct 9-1942 Oct 20

Correspondence between Hamilton and FM Rt Hon Jan Christiaan Smuts, comprising letters of greeting. 1 file, 7 letters


HAMILTON: 13/103

1926 Jun 22-1937 July 26

Correspondence between Hamilton and Brig Gen Edward Louis Spears, including letters from Hamilton, 29 Jun 1926, on Spears' paper for the Committee of Imperial Defence, regarding demilitarised zones in the Rhineland; on Hamilton's recollections, 4 Nov 1927, of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, following Kitchener's meeting with FM Sir John Denton Pinkstone French, Commander-in-Chief BEF, in Paris, France, on 1 Sep 1914. 1 file, 17 letters


HAMILTON: 13/104

1917 Oct 11947 Jan 9

Corespondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, mainly comprising letters of greeting and correspondence relating to the governing of Wellington College, Berkshire, and including letter, 1 Oct 1917, from Hamilton, requesting that a decoration be awarded to troops who participated in the Gallipoli Landings of 25 Apr 1915; letter from Derby, expressing hope that Rt Hon David Lloyd George MP, Prime Minister, would answer a question in Parliament regarding the findings of the Dardanelles Commission and Hamilton's future employment, 1 Mar 1918. 1 file, 15 letters


HAMILTON: 13/105

1921 Oct-1926 Apr 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton, including letter from Swinton, 26 Oct 1921, disputing Hamilton's The soul and body of an army (Edward Arnold and Co, London, 1921), which attributed the development of British tanks during World War One to the Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, rather than to Swinton. 1 file, 12 letters


HAMILTON: 13/106

1918 Aug 16

Manuscript letter to Hamilton from V Adm Sir Cecil Fiennes Thursby, regarding Thursby's delivery to Lt Gen Sir William Riddell Birdwood of Hamilton's order to 'dig, dig, dig' at Anzac Beach, Gallipoli, on 26 Apr 1915. 4pp


HAMILTON: 13/107

1916 Jan 14-1931 Jun 19

Correspondence between Hamilton and William Henry Triggs, editor of The Press, New Zealand, mainly relating to Hamilton's views on the necessity for offensives other than on the Western Front; reaction in New Zealand to progress of World War One; Hamilton's publications; historiography of the Gallipoli Campaign. With cuttings from The Press, 20 Aug 1917, regarding statements made in the New Zealand House of Representatives alleging Lt Gen Sir Alexander John Godley was unpopular with the officers and men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. 1 file, 63 letters


HAMILTON: 13/108

1943 Jul 6-1945 Nov 23

Correspondence between Hamilton and FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and of Winchester, including letters from Wavell on Hamilton's Listening for the drums (Faber and Faber, London, 1944), and to references to horses in Plain tales from the hills (Macmillan & Co, London, 1881) and Departmental ditties (Lahore, 1886) by (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling. 1 file, 9 letters


HAMILTON: 13/109

1916 Oct 24-1917 Jun 28

Correspondence between Hamilton and Col Josiah Clement Wedgwood MP, Member of the Mesopotamia Commission, including letter from Wedgwood, 28 Jun 1917, with rumours of the findings of the second report of the Dardanelles Commission. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 13/110

1920 Dec 5-[1923] Sep 12

Correspondence between Hamilton and AF Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss, 1st Baron Wester Wemyss of Wemyss, including letter from Wemyss, 15 Sep [1923], requesting the use of Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915, reporting operations at Gallipoli, Jul-Oct 1915 for Wemyss' The navy in the Dardanelles Campaign (Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1924). 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 13/111

1919 Jun 6-1940 Apr 1

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Sir Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston, mainly relating to activities of the Twenty Ninth Division Association, and including 'War and peace at the Dardanelles-an impression', typescript article by Hunter-Weston on his visit to Gallipoli in Apr 1921; letter from Hamilton, 29 Mar 1923, describing the retreat of British troops at Y Beach, Gallipoli, on 25 Apr 1915. 1 file, 127 letters, 1 photograph


HAMILTON: 13/112

1915 Dec 6-1944 Aug 10

Correspondence between Hamilton and Rt Hon Clive Wigram, 1st Baron Wigram of Clewer, and Wigram's wife Nora Wigram, including letter from Hamilton, 29 Apr 1916, on his being presented with the Grand Croix de la Légion d'Honneur by French Gen Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre; correspondence relating to the request of Lt Allan Ebeneezer Ker, Victoria Cross, to obtain a regular captaincy in the Gordon Highlanders; Hamilton's account, 10 Jan 1935, of the ceremonial meeting of the first and second battalions, Gordon Highlanders, at Gibraltar. 1 file, 57 letters


HAMILTON: 13/113

1921 May 27-1931 Dec 9

Photocopies of letters from Hamilton to (Henry) Spenser Wilkinson, including Hamilton's admission of being insufficiently frank in his communications with FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, during the Dardanelles Expedition, 27 May 1921. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 13/114

1932 Feb 6-1947 Mar 5

Correspondence between Hamilton and German Lt Col Willi Willmer, formerly commanding the Anafarta detachment of Turkish troops opposing the landing of 9 Corps at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Aug 1915, mainly comprising letters of greeting. With typescript English translation of German radio broadcast, 22 Aug 1931, given by Turkish Col Harun-el-Raschid Bey in remembrance of the generalship of German Gen Otto Victor Carl Liman von Sanders during the Gallipoli Campaign; Marschall Liman von Sanders Pascha und sein werk, booklet by 'H e R' (R Eisenschmidt, Berlin, 1932). 1 file, 15 letters


HAMILTON: 13/115

1917 Oct 23-1918 Nov 8

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Col Leslie Orme Wilson MP, relating to Wilson's efforts in the House of Commons to urge the British Government to award a decoration to soldiers and sailors who participated in the Gallipoli Landings of 25 Apr 1915. 1 file, 18 letters


HAMILTON: 13/116

1916 Apr 23-1947 Jun 9

Correspondence between Hamilton and Gen Sir (Francis) Reginald Wingate, 1st Bt, former Governor General of the Sudan and Sirdar, mainly relating to the activities of Wingate's branch of the British Legion, Dunbar, Lothian, and including letter from Wingate, 23 Apr 1916, with news of declaration of a jihad against British forces in Sudan by the Sultan Ali Dinan of Durfar; letter from Wingate, 12 Oct 1933, on his unveiling of the memorial in Whitworth Park, Manchester, to men of 7 Bn The Manchester Regt who died during World War One. 1 file, 59 letters


HAMILTON: 13/117

1916 Feb 21-1940 Jul 10

Correspondence between Hamilton and (Reginald) Everard Wyrall, author, mainly relating to Wyrall's writing of a history of the Dardanelles Expedition in a proposed successsive volume to his Europe in arms-a concise history of the great European war (Bertram Wright and Co, London, 1915); Wyrall's commissions for World War One unit histories and references to the Gallipoli Campaign in Wyrall's The West Yorkshire Regiment in the War, 1914-1918 (John Lane, London, 1924, 1928) and The East Yorkshire Regiment in the Great War, 1914-1918 (Harrison and Sons, London, 1928); correspondence with Marion Wyrall, Wyrall's widow, regarding her financial circumstances. 1 file, 154 letters


HAMILTON: 13/118

1916 Feb 27-1918 Dec 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and various acquaintances, including Brig Gen John William Parnell, Commandant of the Royal Military College, Australia; Lt Col Hon Charles Clive Bigham; Cdr Francis Charles Cadogan RN; Maj John Strange Spencer Churchill; Pte William Ernest Arthur Gibbs, 2 Canterbury Regt, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. 1 file

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