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

Papers relating to Hamilton's publications, 1872-1948

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HAMILTON: 15/1/1-39 Drafts and manuscripts of writings by Hamilton and related source material, 1872-1939


HAMILTON: 15/1/1

1872 Nov

Course paper by Hamilton while a subaltern at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Kent, being his proposed scheme for the fortification and defence of workshops at the College, with two diagrams. 4pp


HAMILTON: 15/1/2

[1882-1884]

Manuscript of 'The Crotchets', a comic play written by Hamilton. 58pp


HAMILTON: 15/1/3

1883-1887

Manuscripts of Hamilton's unpublished poems, including 'Brain fever fancies', 'An epicurean's adieu', 'The sick man to a musician', 'On posting a love letter', 'To uproar', 'To quietude', 'A reminiscence' and 'To Meena'. With his translations of French and German poems, including 'Le colimaçon' by Alexis Étienne Pierre Henri Arnoult, 'Prière' by René François Armand Sully-Prudhomme, 'Der Erlkonig' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and 'Abschied Vom Leben' by Karl Theodor Körner. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/4

1884 Sep-1884 Nov

Manuscript of part of novel by Hamilton (title not given, pp1-274, 330-484 are missing), finished in Cairo, Egypt, 5 Nov 1884. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/5

1885

Manuscript notes by Hamilton for his The fighting of the future (Kegan Paul, Trench and Co, London, 1885). 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/6

1885-1887

Manuscripts of Hamilton's poems, including 'The stoic's adieu', 'To our own beech tree', 'A honeymoon song', 'To flowers', 'Sunrise', 'Regret', 'To clouds', 'Child life', 'Lines on leaving Gersappa', 'A song of common sense in love', 'The Ballad of Hádji and the boar' and 'Sonnet written to a pretty P & O passenger who fell suddenly sick in calm weather'. Many of these poems were subsequently published in his The Ballad of Hádji and other poems (Kegan Paul and Co, London, 1887) and Now and then (Methuen and Co, London, 1926). 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/7

1887 Aug 7

Manuscript of four chapters of unpublished untitled novel by Hamilton, and synopsis of chapters 1-4. 66pp. With letter from Alice Macdonald Kipling, known as Trix Kipling, with her comments and suggestions on his synopsis for chapters 1-16. 7pp


HAMILTON: 15/1/8

1897-1913

Thirteen sketches, mostly of trees and flowers, undated. With two watercolour cartoons of 3 Bde in camp during the Tirah Campaign, 1897, and 'With the Commonwealth military forces, our Director of Riding selecting suitable horses for the Inspector General, 1913'. 15 drawings (Artists not named)


HAMILTON: 15/1/9

1908 Sep 10-1909 Jul 8

Correspondence mainly relating to the battle of Tashihchiao, Russo-Japanese War, 24 Jul 1904, comprising letter from Leopold Stennett Amery, with his comments on Hamilton's manuscript [probably 'The Millenium']; correspondence between Hamilton and Col Guy Percy Wyndham, British military attaché, St Petersburg, Russia, regarding position of Russian units at the battle; letter from Japanese Col G Shiba, regarding position of Japanese units. With map of the battle showing position of both armies (W and A K Johnston Ltd, Edinburgh and London, scale 1:100,000). 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 15/1/10

1909

Information relating to the Russo-Japanese War [possibly gathered by Maj Hugh Archie Dundas Simpson Baikie, Hamilton's Staff Officer, for an unpublished book by Hamilton], comprising typescript list of fourteen questions relating to Russian military actions during the Russo-Japanese War; typescript answers in Russian from unnamed Russian source, with transcriptions of several telegrams from the Russian General Staff to unit commanders; English manuscript translation by Capt Charles Henry Fortnom Cox, Royal Artillery; three typescript copies of the translation. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/11

1909 Mar 1-1909 Aug 19

Papers relating to the financial implications of the Russo-Japanese War, including typescript copy of 'Japanese national debt', article from The Daily Telegraph, 1 Mar; 'Lack of harvests-food scarcity in Russia, article from The Standard, 15 Mar; 'The financial programme of Japan', article from Supplement to the London and China Telegraph, 22 Mar;typescript reports, containing details of income and expenditure of the Russian Government, 1900-1906, the Japanese government; 1899-1909, and outstanding debts and loans issued by the two governments, 1904-1905. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/12

1909-1914

Various typescript reports, comprising commentary by 'G B A' on Les Japonais en Mandchourie, volume 2,by French Col Émilien Louis Victor Cordonnier (Henri Charles-Lavauzelle, Paris, 1913); list of territories added to the British Empire, 1870-1909; list of British military campaigns outside India, 1870-1912; list of British medals issued 1895-1912; results of a shooting competition between 12th (The Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers and Kroonstad Rifle Club, Potchefstroom, Transvaal, 24 Aug 1911. With newspaper cutting, 'Pour remédier au marasme de l'aviation militaire', article by Jean d'Orsay on Cordonnier's appointment as director of French military aviation, Le Matin,24 Jul 1913. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/13

1909-1911

Manuscript notes by Hamilton for an unpublished book on the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/14

1909-1911

Typescript of foreword and first and second chapters for an unpublished book by Hamilton on the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/15

1909-1911

Typescripts of a chapter for an unpublished book by Hamilton on the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, covering relations between Russia, Japan, China and the European powers, 1896-1904. two identical copies, 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/16

1909-1911

Typescript of a chapter for an unpublished book by Hamilton on the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, comprising observations on Japanese philosophy and the relative military strengths of Russia and Japan at the outbreak of the war. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/17

1909-1911

Typescript of a chapter for an unpublished book by Hamilton on the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, comprising observations on Japanese philosophy and the respective merits of military service in Japan and Russia. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/18

1909-1911

Typescript of a chapter for an unpublished book by Hamilton on the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, comprising observations on the respective merits of military service in Japan and Russia. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/19

1909-1911

Typescript of a chapter for an unpublished book by Hamilton on the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, comprising an abstract on the nature of various armies and patriotism. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/20

1909-1911

Typescripts of a chapter for an unpublished book by Hamilton on the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, relating to the Battle of the Yalu River, Manchuria, 30 Apr-1 May 1904. two identical copies, 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/21

1909-1911

Typescript of a chapter for an unpublished book by Hamilton on the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, comprising observations on the differences between Russian and Japanese philosophy and military spirit. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/22

1909-1911

Typescript chapters for an unpublished book by Hamilton on the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, including 'Japan's strategical problem', 'Strategical situation during the first fortnight of May 1904', 'Strategical situation during early June 1904', 'Battle of Nanshan' (26 May 1904) and 'Battle of Telissu' (14-15 Jun 1904). 1 file (Some chapters have marginal annotations by Maj Hugh Archie Dundas Simpson-Baikie, Staff Officer, Mediterranean Command)


HAMILTON: 15/1/23

1911-1936

Typescripts and manuscripts of poems composed by Hamilton, 1911-1926, for inclusion in his Now and then (Methuen and Co, London, 1926); unpublished poems, 1911-1936, including 'On being presented with a roll of cloth', 'Molly or Mary', 'A luncheon', 'What's in a name', and 'Glasgow to Bellahouston'. With 'Song of the D C M', poem written by Hamilton for The Ribbon, (journal of the Distinguished Conduct Medal League), 1932, and'Our prince in Vienna', poem by Hamilton, on the abdication of Edward VIII, King of Great Britain and Ireland, 1936. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/24

[1912]

Typescript drafts with manuscript notes of 'One hundred years', unpublished article by Hamilton on changes in military tactics since the early nineteenth century. With 'Professional butterflies', manuscript of unpublished article by Hamilton on English visitors to India [1880s?]. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/25

[1912]

Typescript lists of suggested amendments by Hamilton to his A Staff Officer's scrap-book during the Russo-Japanese War volumes one and two (Edward Arnold, London, 1905, 1907). 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/26

1913

Two typescripts of 'The millenium' by Hamilton, consequently rewritten as The millennium? (Edward Arnold, London, 1919). With undated manuscript letter from William Butler Yeats [1913?] supplying Hamilton with a quotation of Heraclitus of Ephesus (c544-c480 BC) on war. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/27

1913

Typescript of 'The millennium' by Hamilton, consequently rewritten as The millennium? (Edward Arnold, London, 1919). 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/28

1913-1914

Typescript of 'War', unpublished book by Hamilton, a philosophical argument for war as a necessity to human progress. 203pp


HAMILTON: 15/1/29

1913-1914

Typescript sections of 'War', unpublished book by Hamilton, a philosophical argument for war as a necessity to human progress. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/30

1913-1914

Typescript sections of 'War', unpublished book by Hamilton, a philosophical argument for war as a necessity to human progress. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/31

1919

Typescript preface by Hamilton to his notes of his observation of Austro-Hungarian Army exercises at Teschen, Austria-Hungary, Aug-Sep 1906. 18pp


HAMILTON: 15/1/32

1919

Typescript preface by Hamilton to his notes of his observation of Russian Army exercises at Ropsha, Tsarskoe Seloe, Russia, Aug 1909. 6pp (This typescript formed a draft for the introduction to the chapter 'The Baltic barons' in Hamilton's The friends of England, lectures to members of the British Legion (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1923), pp 153-158)


HAMILTON: 15/1/33

1919

'Manoeuvre notes', typescript recollection by Hamilton of his observation with Col Guy Percy Wyndham, of Russian Army exercises at Ropsha, Tsarskoe Seloe, Russia, Aug 1909, including his meetings with Nicholas II, Czar of Russia, Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov, know as Grand Duke Nicholas, commander of the St Petersburg Military District, Gen Vladimir Aleksandrovich Sukhomlinoff, Russian War Minister, and other senior Russian Army personnel, his inspection of the Pavalovsky Rgt, and his meeting with German Gen Helmuth Johannes Ludwig von Moltke, Chief of the General Staff, at Berlin, 30 Aug 1909, with footnotes added by Hamilton, 1919. 80pp (This typescript formed a draft for the chapter 'The Baltic barons' in Hamilton's The friends of England, lectures to members of the British Legion (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1923), pp 159-218)


HAMILTON: 15/1/34

1919 May 1-1919 Jun 11

Typescript preface by Hamilton to his notes of his observation of Saxon Army exercises at Chemnitz, Germany, 8-21 Sep 1909. 10pp (This typescript formed a draft for the introduction to the chapter on the Saxon manoeuvres in Hamilton's The friends of England, lectures to members of the British Legion (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1923), pp 221-225)


HAMILTON: 15/1/35

1921

Notes by Hamilton and newspaper cuttings for his unpublished book 'War', including 'After you sir' and 'The limitation of Christ', articles by George Bernard Shaw on the Washington Conference, 1921-1922, The Nation and the Athenaeum, 19 and 26 Nov 1921; 'Peace or war: studies at the Washington Conference' by Herbert George Wells, Daily Mail (undated, 1921); 'The sane mind', review of The fruits of victory by Norman Angell (W Collins, London, 1921), The Crusader,12 Aug 1921; review of The tragedy of Lord Kitchener by Reginald Baliol Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher (Murray, London, 1921), The Times (undated, Aug 1921). 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/36

1921

Typescript draft of 'An army', with manuscript notes and annotations by Hamilton, consequently rewritten as The soul and body of an army (Edward Arnold and Co, London, 1921). 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/37

1921

Typescript draft of 'An army' by Hamilton, consequently rewritten as The soul and body of an army (Edward Arnold and Co, London, 1921). 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/1/38

1926

Unbound proof copy of Now and then by Hamilton (Methuen and Co, London, 1926). 121pp


HAMILTON: 15/1/39

[1939]

Typescript of chapter 6 'The battle of the Yalu-the spirit of Japan and Sir Claude MacDonald, and General Sir Ian Hamilton and sacred swords' of 'A free lancer's reminiscences, bitter and sweet, an echo of the Russo-Japanese War' (author's name not supplied), mainly relating to a speech given in Tokyo in Nov 1903, by Sir Claude Maxwell MacDonald, British ambassador to Japan, on swords and the Japanese warrior spirit. 19pp

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