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

Correspondence, mainly relating to Hamilton's literary executors, 1948-1969

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HAMILTON: 14/11/1

1948 Oct 15-1969 Sep 1

Correspondence relating to posthumous articles on Hamilton's life and career, including drafts of articles by Mary Forbes Shield for The Claymore, Jan 1950, and Empire and Commonwealth, Feb 1953. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/11/2

1949 Sep 12-1965 Nov 29

Correspondence between Mary Forbes Shield and Ian Bogle Monteith Hamilton, regarding material for a biography of Hamilton, with various notes and copies of relevant letters and references, including draft letter from Shield to FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, with offer of Hamilton's literary executors for Wavell to write a biography of Hamilton and suggesting most pertinent sources in the Hamilton archive Sep 1949, with copy of Wavell's reply declining the offer, 17 Oct 1949; inventory of Hamilton's effects, kept by his literary executors at 113 Park West, London, 3 Jan 1950; letters from Sir Grimwood Mears, Secretary to the Dardanelles Commission, 1916-1917, accepting a meeting with Ian Bogle Monteith Hamilton, 19 and 23 Feb 1960; letters from Ian Bogle Monteith Hamilton to The Times (not published), 17 and 24 Nov 1964, refuting the suggestion by Roy Harris Jenkins MP in his Asquith (Collins, London, 1964) that Hamilton persuaded R Adm John Michael de Robeck not to renew the naval attack on the Dardanelles forts on 22 Mar 1915. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/11/3

1950 Jan 27-1970 Apr 26

Correspondence between Mary Forbes Shield and Janet Christina Monteith Leeper, Hamilton's literary executors, including list of those sent catalogue of books to be sold by Sotheby and Co, of London, including books formerly belonging to Hamilton and Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton, 27 Jan 1950; reaction to reviews of The happy warrior, a life of Gen Sir Ian Hamilton by Ian Bogle Monteith Hamilton (Cassell, London, 1966); on the memorial service at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, for Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, 26 Apr 1970. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/11/4

1952 Jun 11-1969 May

Letters between Janet Christina Monteith Leeper, Hamilton's literary executor, and various correspondents, mainly being other relatives and Bircham and Co, of London, solicitors, including on the tour in Aug-Sep 1910 by Hamilton and FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, to Russia, Rumania, Austria Hungary and Germany, 7 Feb 1963 and May 1969; the BBC radio documentary, 'Trial by inquiry, Sir Ian Hamilton and the Dardanelles Commission', 5 Feb 1967. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/11/5

1960 Jan-1965 Sep 18

Typescript notes and comments by Mary Forbes Shield on Kitchener: portrait of an imperialist by Sir Philip Montefiore Magnus-Allcroft, 2nd Bt (John Murray, London, 1958), Jan 1960; letter to Shield from Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley with his comments on Kitchener and Shield's observations, 13 Mar 1961; typescript notes and extracts by Shield for Ian Bogle Monteith Hamilton, 18 Sep 1965, of references to Hamilton in Wavell, scholar and soldier by John Connell, pseudonym of John Henry Robertson (Collins, London, 1964); Soldiers from the wars returning by Charles Edmund Carrington (Hutchinson, London, 1965); Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, his life and diaries by Maj Gen Sir Charles Edward Callwell, 2 vols (Cassell and Co, London, 1927); The memoirs of French FM Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre (Geoffrey Bles, London, 1932). 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/11/6

1965 Dec 21-1969 Feb 27

Correspondence from Ian Bogle Monteith Hamilton to Janet Christina Monteith Leeper, mainly relating to the choice of illustrations for his The happy warrior, a life of Gen Sir Ian Hamilton (Cassell, London, 1966) and the deposit of Hamilton's papers with the Centre for Military Archives at King's College, London, 27 Feb 1969. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/11/7

1966 Nov 28-1967 Apr 7

Correspondence to Janet Christina Monteith Leeper and to Ian Bogle Monteith Hamilton regarding his The happy warrior, a life of Gen Sir Ian Hamilton (Cassell, London, 1966), including from Richard Gardiner Casey, Baron Casey; Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee; Maj Sir Ernest (Sirdefield) Harston; Florence Amery; Sir Compton Mackenzie. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/11/8

1967,1971

Three letters to Mary Forbes Shield from Dr George H Rossdale, of London, informing her of his enjoyment of The happy warrior (Cassell and Co, London, 1966) by Ian Bogle Monteith Hamilton, 4 Jan 1967, and regarding his memoirs, 6 Apr and 26 Apr 1971. With copy of his typescript memoirs 'Personal physician (vignettes of memory)', comprising his anecdotes of treating patients including Hamilton; Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Bt; Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon; Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill; Charles Kenneth Stafford Kent, known as Keneth Kent; Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax; Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster; Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour; Rt Hon Rufus Daniel Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading. 1 file


HAMILTON: 14/11/9

1968 Nov 29-1969 Jul 14

Correspondence between Janet Christina Monteith Leeper, Hamilton's literary executor, and King's College, London, regarding the deposit of Hamilton's papers with the Centre for Military Archives at the College. 1 file

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