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

Drafts, notes and sources, 1905-1929, for Hamilton's 'The Commander' (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957)

References on this page: HAMILTON: 15/2/1-20


HAMILTON: 15/2/1

[1905-1914]

Typescript of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership (much of this version was excluded from his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley). 184pp


HAMILTON: 15/2/2

[1905-1914]

Typescript of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership (much of this version was excluded from his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley). 184pp (Minor variations in introduction from 15/2/1)


HAMILTON: 15/2/3

[1905-1914]

Typescript of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership (much of this version was excluded from his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley). 212pp


HAMILTON: 15/2/4

[1905-1914]

Partial typescript sections of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, with his manuscript annotations (much of these versions were excluded from his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley). 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/5

1912

L'art de commander, principes du commandement a l'usage des officiers de tout grade by André Gavet (Berger-Levrault, Paris and Nancy, 1912). 246pp


HAMILTON: 15/2/6

1916 Apr 1-1923 Nov 8

Manuscript notes and newspaper cuttings for 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, including review by Hon John William Fortescue of Marshal Foch: his life, his work, his faith by Réné Puaux, translated by E Allen (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1918), The Observer, 24 Nov 1918; review by Lovat Fraser of The tragedy of Lord Kitchener by Reginald Baliol Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher (Murray, London, 1921), Sunday Pictorial,14 Aug 1921; review by Lovat Fraser of Sir Douglas Haig's command, December 19 1915 to November 11 1918 by George Albermarle Bertie Dewar and Lt Col John Herbert Boraston, 2 vols (Constable and Co, London, 1922), The Daily Mail, 29 Nov 1922; review of The life of General the Rt Hon Sir Redvers Buller, 2 vols, by Col Charles Henderson Melville (Edward Arnold and Co, London, 1923), The Times Literary Supplement, 8 Nov 1923. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/7

1922 Jan 7-1925 Mar 3

Manuscript notes and newspaper cuttings for 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, including review of Galliéni [French FM Joseph Simon Galliéni] by Pierre Barthélemy Gheusi (Charpentier, Paris, 1922), The Nation and the Athenaeum, 7 Jan 1922; 'Who won the war?-the truth about our terrible losses and those to blame', review by Lovat Fraser of Intrigues of the War (Loxley Bros, London, 1922) by Maj Gen Sir Frederick Barton Maurice, Sunday Pictorial (10 Sep 1922); 'Haig as I knew him', article by Capt Peter E Wright on the command of FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haigh, 1917-1918, The Weekly Dispatch,3 Dec 1922; 'Unready Britain', article on Haig's speech to the conference of the British Empire Service League, London, urging the strengthening of Britain's defences, The Daily Mail,17 Jul 1923; 'Men of the hour-Field Marshal Earl Haig-great leader who has proved himself the soldier's friend', article by Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, The Sunday Times, 13 Apr 1924. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/8

1920

England, a national policy for Labour by Harry Roberts, with an introduction byRt Hon John Robert Clynes MP (Horace Horsnell and Harry Roberts, Petersfield, 1920), with passages marked by Hamilton for use in 'The commander'. 96pp


HAMILTON: 15/2/9

1923 Jul

The Army Quarterly, vol 6, including 'On the art of command' by Maj Gen Arthur Grenfell Wauchope, and 'The "compleat general" of the ancients' by F J Hudleston, librarian, War Office. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 15/2/10

[1921-1929]

Working papers for 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, including manuscript notes, two partial typescript drafts of the first chapter and 'Napoleon, the man and the legend, his genius and its limits', newspaper article by James Louis Garvin on the centenary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte, The Observer, 1 May 1921. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/11

[1922-1929]

Typescript of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, published posthumously as The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley. 640pp


HAMILTON: 15/2/12

[1922-1929]

Five typescript drafts of chapter one of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, relating to the processes of command and his criticism of the evacuation of the Dardanelles, and which formed the basis for 'The best brain', chapter one of his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/13

[1922-1929]

Three typescript drafts of chapter two of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, entitled 'Automatons', relating to his experience of obsolete and irrelevant Army regulations, and which formed the basis for 'Automatons', chapter three of his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/14

[1922-1929]

Three typescript drafts of chapter three of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, entitled 'Appointments and disappointments', relating to the examples of the Athenian general Nicias (died 413 BC) and Gen Sir Redvers Henry Buller, and which formed the basis for 'Appointments and disappointments', chapter two of his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/15

[1922-1929]

Three typescript drafts of chapter four of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, entitled 'Peace tests for commanders', relating to his discussion on whether a commander is 'born' or 'made'as displayed in his examples of two hypothetical officers, and which formed the basis for 'The two generals', chapter four of his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/16

[1922-1929]

Three typescript drafts of chapter five of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, relating to the examples of FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, and Gen Sir Redvers Henry Buller, and which formed the basis for 'Personal commanders: "Bobs" and Buller', chapter five of his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/17

[1922-1929]

Three typescript drafts of chapter six of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, relating to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, and which formed the basis for 'Kitchener', chapter six of his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/18

[1922-1929]

Three typescript drafts of chapter seven of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, relating to Hamilton's meeting with German Gen Friedrich Wilhelm Erich Ludendorff, near Munich, Germany, 20 Apr 1922, including Hamilton's transcript of the interview and his letter to Gen Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent, Dorset, Commander in Chief of the Army in India, 10 Aug 1922, with his account of the interview, and which was used in part for 'The new commanders: Haig and Foch', chapter seven of his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/19

[1922-1929]

Three typescript drafts of chapter eight of 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, relating to the Dardanelles Expedition and the role of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome and other commanders during World War One. This material was mostly excluded from his posthumous The Commander (Hollis and Carter, London, 1957), edited by Maj Anthony Heritage Farrar-Hockley. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/2/20

[1922-1929]

Working papers for 'The commander', Hamilton's essay on military leadership, comprising manuscript notes and partial typescript drafts of the first, ninth and final chapters. 1 file

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