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

Correspondence relating to the deaths and estates of Hamilton; Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton; Capt Harold Stone Knight, 1941-1962; subsequent miscellaneous accessions of research materials, 1947-2000

References on this page: HAMILTON: 14/10/1-13


HAMILTON: 14/10/1

1941 Feb 3-1942 May 31

Correspondence, mainly between Hamilton, Bircham and Co, of London, solicitors, McGrigor, Donald and Co, of Glasgow, solicitors, and relatives of Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton, regarding her death and the death of her adopted son Capt Harold Stone Knight, and the settlement of her and Knight's estates, including copy of Knight's will, 20 Nov 1939; list of pallbearers and mourners at Jean's funeral, 27 Feb 1941; two letters [undated, Feb-Mar 1941] from Knight to Hamilton regarding Jean's death; telegram from War Office, 25 Jun 1941, informing Hamilton of Knight's death, and copy letters, 22 Jun-1 Jul 1941, from Col Edward William Sturgis Balfour, Scots Guards, Lt Col Bryan Mayfield, commanding 2 Bn Scots Guards, and Capt Michael Duncan David Crichton-Stuart, Scots Guards, Long Range Desert Group, with condolences and circumstances of Knight's death from shrapnel wounds in Libya on 17 Jun 1941; list of Jean's jewellery with allocation to relatives by Hamilton, Mar 1942; correspondence regarding whereabouts of and legacies for Rosaleen James, Jean's adopted daughter, believed to be living in Berlin, Germany. With photograph of Jean Hamilton and Knight playing backgammon [1930s]. 1 file, 1 photograph


HAMILTON: 14/10/2

1941 Feb 25-1941 May 19

Letters of condolence received by Hamilton from relatives, friends and acquaintances following the death of Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton. With typescript tributes 'Lady Hamilton' by Henry Woodd Nevinson, and 'Ave atque vale' by Compton Mackenzie. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/10/3

1941 Feb 25-1941 Jun 18

Letters of condolence received by Hamilton from relatives, friends, acquaintances and associations, following the death of Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/10/4

1941 Jun 26-1943 Aug 27

Letters of condolence received by Hamilton from relatives, friends and acquaintances following the death of Capt Harold Stone Knight, the adopted son of Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton on 17 Jun 1941 from wounds received in Libya, and correspondence relating to the unveiling of Knight's memorial at Kilmadock graveyard, near Doune, Scotland, on 25 Aug 1943. With letter from Lt Col Bryan Mayfield, commanding 2 Bn Scots Guards, 22 Jun 1941, describing circumstances of Knight's death and copy of Mayfield's typescript report, 22 Jun 1941, describing attack by the battalion on Axis troops at Musaid Fort and Salum Barracks, Libya, on 16 Jun 1941, during Allied Western Desert offensive Operation BATTLEAXE. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/10/5

1941 Dec 24-1942 May 15

Correspondence from relatives, friends and acquaintances thanking Hamilton for legacies of jewellery and money from the will of Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton, and for sending copies of his Jean, a memoir on Jean, Lady Hamilton (privately printed, London, 1941; Faber and Faber, London, 1942) including from Rt Hon Leopold Stennett Amery MP, 24 Dec 1941; Col Sir Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain, 25 Dec 1941; Geoffrey Cust Faber, 3 Jan 1942; FM William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood of Anzac and Totnes, 9 Jan 1942; Rt Rev Bertram Pollock, Bishop of Norwich, 9 Jan 1942; Gen Sir Beauvoir de Lisle, 14 Jan 1942; Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, 19 Jan 1942; Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, 20 Jan 1942; (John Randolph) Shane Leslie, 25 Jan 1942; Rt Hon Sir John Allsebrook Simon MP, 28 Jan 1942; Grace Hunter-Weston, 30 Jan 1942; John Masefield (undated). 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/10/6

1942 Jun 1-1946 Jan 31

Correspondence, mainly between Hamilton and Bircham and Co, of London, solicitors, regarding settlement of the estates of Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton, and of her adopted son Capt Harold Knight, (both died 1941), including inventory of Knight's personal effects, held at the Citadel, Cairo, Egypt, 19 Sep 1942; accounts of the executors of Jean's estate, Jun 1943; revisions by Hamilton to bequests in his will, 11 Aug 1943. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/10/7

1947 Oct 13-1948 May 26

Messages of condolence received by Mary Forbes Shield, Hamilton's secretary, and Ian Bogle Monteith Hamilton, Hamilton's nephew, following Hamilton's death. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/10/8

1947 Oct 14-1949 Sep 26

Correspondence, mainly between Mary Forbes Shield and Ian Bogle Monteith Hamilton; Janet Christina Monteith Leeper; Marjorie Monteith Warre and Elizabeth Helen Monteith Godley, Lady Kilbracken of Killegar, relating to execution of Hamilton's will. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/10/9

1947 Oct 24-1962 Apr 12

Papers relating to memorial services for Hamilton, including printed orders of service at Westminster Abbey on 24 Oct 1947, Glasgow Cathedral on 2 Nov 1947, St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen, on 18 Apr 1948, and the unveiling of a memorial to Hamilton by Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, London, 6 Nov 1957. With order of service for the unveiling of a memorial to Hamilton, his wife Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton, his brother Vereker Monteith Hamilton and his wife Lilian Hamilton in the Blacadar Chapel, Glasgow Cathedral, 12 Apr 1962, typescript address given by Col William James Graham and typescript press handouts listing Hamilton's ancestors buried at Glasgow Cathedral and details of the memorial inscription. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/10/10

1947 Dec 15-1950 Jun 13

Correspondence relating to the execution of Hamilton's will, and the disposal of his artefacts to beneficiaries. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/10/11

1949

Printed catalogue of remaining contents of 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London, to be sold by Warmington and Co, of London, on 27-28 Jul 1949. 28pp


HAMILTON: 14/10/12

1950

Printed catalogue of books to be sold by Sotheby and Co, of London, on 6-8 Feb 1950, including books formerly belonging to Hamilton and Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton. 88pp


HAMILTON: 14/10/13

1947-2000

Photocopies of research materials gathered by Celia Lee and John Lee, biographers, comprising letter from Hamilton's niece Janet Christina Monteith Leeper to Nadédja Muir, Lady Muir, 24 Oct 1947, describing Hamilton's funeral service at Westminster Abbey; extracts from James Finlay & Company Limited, manufacturers and East India merchants, 1750-1950 by Colm Brogan (Jackson, Son and Co, Glasgow, 1951), relating to Sir John Muir, 1st Bt; typescript biography of Janet Leeper compiled by her daughter Katharine Cobbett, 1979; dustjacket of A soldier's life-General Sir Ian Hamilton, 1853-1947 by John Lee (Macmillan, London, 2000). 1 file

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