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

Business correspondence mainly relating to Hamilton's publications, articles and letters to the press, 1916-1942

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HAMILTON: 15/4/1

1916 Mar 17-1917 Dec 20

Business correspondence, including requests by editors of journals for articles; correspondence with George Newnes Ltd, of London, publishers, regarding publication of a new edition of Ian Hamilton's despatches from the Dardanelles (George Newnes, London, 1917), with proof copy of his preface; Hamilton's letter to the editor of the Newcastle Daily Chronicle, criticising the Allies' strategy against Turkey, 27 Mar 1916; correspondence relating to shares and dividends. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/2

1918 Jan 15-1920 Apr 8

Business correspondence, including correspondence and memorandum of agreement with Edward Augustus Arnold, publisher, regarding the publication and marketing of Hamilton's The millennium? (Edward Arnold, London, 1919), and with Arnold and Alexander Strahan Watt, of A P Watt and son, literary agent, regarding the publication of his Gallipoli diary (Edward Arnold, London, 1920). 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/3

1920 Apr 8-1921 Aug 24

Business correspondence, including correspondence with Edward Augustus Arnold, publisher, and Alexander Strahan Watt, of A P Watt and son, literary agent, regarding the publication and marketing of Hamilton's Gallipoli diary (Edward Arnold, London, 1920) and The soul and body of an army (Edward Arnold and Co, London, 1921). 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/4

1921 Aug 23-1923 Jun 29

Business correspondence, including correspondence with Edward Augustus Arnold, publisher, and Alexander Strahan Watt, of A P Watt and son, literary agent, regarding the publication of Hamilton's The soul and body of an army (Edward Arnold and Co, London, 1921) and Hamilton's proposals to market his Gallipoli diary (Edward Arnold, London, 1920) in the USA, and publish it as a new one volume edition; correspondence and memorandum of agreement with George Allen and Unwin Ltd, publishers, regarding publication of his The friends of England, lectures to members of the British Legion (G Allen Unwin, London, 1923); letting of 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London, and Lullenden Farm, East Grinstead, West Sussex. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/5

1923 Aug 27-1924 Aug 4

Business correspondence, including requests by newspaper editors for articles; correspondence with George Allen and Unwin Ltd, publishers, regarding publication of Hamilton's The friends of England, lectures to members of the British Legion (G Allen Unwin, London, 1923); statements from Edward Arnold and Co, of London, publishers, regarding sales of Hamilton's books; correspondence regarding shares and dividends. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/6

1924 Aug 11-1925 Nov 17

Business correspondence, including requests by newspaper editors for articles; correspondence with A W Holland, managing editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica regarding article by Hamilton on 'The art of war since 1910'; his Anzac Day message for the Australian Cable Service; correspondence with Edward Augustus Arnold, publisher, regarding Hamilton's proposition that copies of his Gallipoli diary (Edward Arnold, London, 1920) should be sold to passengers on board Liner SS ORMONDE, sailing to Gallipoli to unveil the New Zealand war memorial; statements from George Allen and Unwin Ltd, and Edward Arnold and Co, of London, publishers, regarding sales of Hamilton's books. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/7

1925 Nov 19-1926 Dec 31

Business correspondence, including requests by newspaper editors for articles; correspondence with A W Holland, managing editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica regarding Hamilton's article on 'The art of war since 1910', with associated correspondence with Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, military adviser to the Encyclopedia; correspondence with Methuen and Co Ltd, publishers, regarding publication of Hamilton's Now and then (Methuen and Co, London, 1926); statements from George Allen and Unwin Ltd, and Edward Arnold and Co, of London, publishers, regarding sales of Hamilton's books. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/8

1926 Dec 30-1928 Feb 20

Business correspondence, including correspondence relating to Hamilton's article, 'Britain's lone hand in the Far East' for the Illustrated Sunday Herald, Jan 1927; to proposed articles for The New York World on the tenth anniversary of the American declaration of war in 1917, on Anglo-German relations for The Sunday Express, on the Whitsunday Cenotaph ceremony for The Radio Times, on Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell for The Daily Herald, on the behaviour of Australian troops at Gallipoli for the Australian Press Association, and a proposed review of Five years in Turkey by German Gen Otto Victor Carl Liman von Sanders (Baillière, Tindall and Cox, London, 1927) for The Observer; correspondence with William H Sessions of The Ebor Press, York, printers, regarding possible publication of the diaries of Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/9

1928 Feb 28-1929 Apr 30

Business correspondence including correspondence relating to requested reviews by Hamilton of The uncensored Dardanelles by Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett (Hutchinson, London, 1928) for The Evening News, of The case of Sergeant Grischa by Arnold Zweig (Martin Secker, London, 1928) for the publishers, and of Military operations, Gallipoli vol 1 (William Heinemann, London, 1929) by Brig Gen Cecil Faber Aspinall-Oglander for The English Review; correspondence relating to a proposed German translation of Hamilton's Gallipoli diary (Edward Arnold, London, 1920); typescript of his article on the significance of Armistice Day for The Daily News, 9 Nov 1928; typescript draft of his letter to the Glasgow Herald urging construction of the Mid-Scotland ship canal, 21 Nov 1928. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/10

1929 Apr 19-1930 Mar 13

Business correspondence, including with Constant Huntington, of G P Putnam, London, publishers, relating to the proposed publication of the correspondence between Hamilton and Erich Maria Remarque regarding Remarque's All quiet on the Western Front [Im Westen nichts Neues] (Putnam, London, 1929); with Edward Augustus Arnold, publisher, regarding proposed alterations to Hamilton's Gallipoli diary (Edward Arnold, London, 1920) for publication of a new one volume edition; with Aileen Mary Roberts, Countess Roberts, regarding financial difficulties of converting her home at Englemere, Ascot, Berkshire, into a country club; typescript of Hamilton's article for the Evening Standard on the meaning of the London Cenotaph, 2 Oct 1929. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/11

1930 Mar 12-1931 Mar 2

Business correspondence, including with Edward Augustus Arnold, publisher, regarding publication of Hamilton's Gallipoli diary 1915 shortened edition (Edward Arnold, London, 1930); with Ernest Benn Ltd, publishers, regarding Hamilton's introduction for Thoughts of a soldier by German Gen Hans von Seeckt (Ernest Benn, London, 1930); with Vinton and Co, publishers, regarding publication of his Belted Galloways (Vinton and Co, London, 1930); his poem, 'Glasgow to Bellahouston' dedicated to ex-servicemen in Bellahouston Hospital, Lanarkshire, Christmas 1930; with British Instructional Films Ltd, regarding his appearance in 'Tell England', their film on the Dardanelles Expedition. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/12

1931 Mar 2-1931 Dec 11

Business correspondence, including with the BBC regarding broadcast of a discussion between Hamilton and Compton Mackenzie on the Gallipoli Campaign; with Faber and Faber, publishers, regarding publication of Anti-commando by Victor Sampson and Hamilton (Faber and Faber, London, 1931); with Grant Richards, publishers, regarding Hamilton's preface to The cross of Carl by Walter Owen (Grant Richards, London, 1931); Hamilton's letter to the Sunday Express, regarding the article on the Gallipoli Campaign, 'I have never been shipwrecked!' by Capt Sir Arthur Henry Rostron (Sunday Express 21 Jun 1931); correspondence with Eric Honeywood Partridge, regarding a present of Partridge's books. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/13

1931 Dec 17-1932 Oct 28

Business correspondence, including with Faber and Faber, publishers, regarding publication of Anti-commando by Victor Sampson and Hamilton (Faber and Faber, London, 1931); with Hubert William Culling Carr-Gomm of John Lane, publishers, regarding Hamilton's preface for The tragedy of the Dardanelles by Edmond Delage (John Lane, London, 1932); with Grant and Murray, publishers, regarding Hamilton's preface for The Scottish national war memorial (Grant and Murray, Edinburgh, 1932); with Graf Albrecht Montgelas, editor of the Volssische Zeitung, Berlin, requesting an article by Hamilton on the 85th birthday of German President FM Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg; Hamilton's letter to the Daily Sketch, 27 Apr 1932, congratulating the article by 'Candidus' which argued that World War One would have ended in 1916 if the Gallipoli Campaign had succeeded. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/14

1932 Nov 7-1933 Dec 12

Business correspondence, including Hamilton's letter to the Daily Sketch, responding to a letter published by Adm Mark Edward Frederic Kerr, asserting that it was impossible for the British fleet to have sailed through the narrows of the Dardanelles during the Gallipoli Campaign, Daily Sketch (5 Dec); with Ivor Nicholson and Watson, publishers, relating to Hamilton's an article on FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, for The Post Victorians (Ivor Nicholson and Watson, London, 1933); with The Times, The New Statesman and Nation and Faber and Faber Ltd, repudiating the assertion of Maj Gen John Frederick Charles Fuller in Generalship: its diseases and their cure (Faber and Faber, London, 1933) that Hamilton had been on the island of Imbros during the Gallipoli landings of 25 Apr 1915; letters to The Daily Telegraph on the dismissal from Gallipoli of the war correspondent Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, the state of morale of Allied troops during the Dardanelles Expedition, and the accuracy of the dispatch of Keith Arthur Murdoch on the conduct of the campaign, which was placed before the British Cabinet. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/15

1933 Dec 30-1934 Dec 19

Business correspondence, including with Charles Scribner's Sons, publishers, regarding Hamilton's preface to High command in the World War by Capt William Dilworth Puleston, Director of Naval Intelligence, US Navy (Scribners, New York and London, 1934), with typescript of preface; letter from Hamilton to the Daily Express, 1 Nov, proposing that the horrific war photographs contained in Covenants with death (Daily Express, London, 1934) would not deter future generations from fighting; Hamilton's statements to newspapers on the death of FM Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, critcizing anti-German sentiment in Britain; with Col Alan Geoffrey Charles Dawnay, BBC, regarding Hamilton's Gallipoli Day broadcast to the British Empire. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/16

1935 Jan 4-1936 Jun 27

Business correspondence, including draft of Hamilton's article 'Why not train for peace?', on his proposals for cadet training; correspondence with Hurst and Blackett, publishers, regarding Hamilton's preface for High Treason by Col Victor K Kaledin (Hurst and Blackett, London, 1936); letters to The Times Feb 1936, refusing to condemn the 550th anniversary celebrations of Heidelberg University, Germany, despite protests at its dismissal of staff for political, religious and racial reasons; letter to The Times, 13 Mar 1936, suggesting that Germany was justified in reoccupying the Rhineland following the Franco-Soviet pact of May 1935; letter to The Daily Telegraph, 1 Apr 1936, arguing that the pre-war army staff talks between Britain and France committed Britain to entering World War One on the side of France using 'Plan 17'; correspondence with Val Henry Gielgud, regarding BBC radio broadcast, 'Gallipoli', Apr 1936; typescript of Hamilton's review of The heart awakes by M B Kennicott (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1936); with The Daily Telegraph, 27 May 1936, regarding Hamilton's proposals for the establishment of a national defence force. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/17

1936 Jul 2-1937 Oct 12

Business correspondence, including typescript draft of biographrical article on Hamilton by Mary Forbes Shield for The Sunday Post; correspondence with the BBC regarding proposals for various radio broadcasts by Hamilton; with Thomas Chalmers of The Bulletin regarding serialization of Hamilton's reminiscences; Hamilton's statement for the International News Service of America, supporting British re-armament without conscription, 20 Feb 1937; Hamilton's letter to The Daily Telegraph, 18 Mar 1937, regarding proposals of Rt Hon Alfred Duff Cooper MP, Secretary of State for War, for a dual long and short system of enlistment and service in the British Army; Hamilton's letter to The Morning Post, 19 Mar 1937, responding to criticism of his description of Germans as 'blood relations' of the British; Hamilton's letter to The Times, 8 Jun 1937, advocating the establishment of a committee of European nations to organise peace propaganda, and to prevent prostitution and drug trafficking. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/18

1937 Oct 12-1938 Jan 24

Business correspondence, including letter from Hamilton to The United Services Review, 2 Jan 1938, indicating the vulnerability of Singapore to Japanese attack and describing his own 'capture' of Singapore with a brigade of infantry during army exercises in autumn 1913; Hamilton's statement to the International News Service, 31 Dec 1937, on the perceived threat of Japanese imperialism and expansion; correspondence with the BBC regarding Hamilton's radio broadcast, 'The Battle of Majuba Hill, 1881', for the series, 'I was there'. 1 file


HAMILTON: 15/4/19

1941 Jun 27-1942 Jan 20

Letters received by Janet Christina Monteith Leeper at 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London from Adprint Ltd, of London, publishers, regarding progress of publication of Hamilton's Jean, a memoir on Jean, Lady Hamilton (privately printed, London, 1941); two letters from Aileen Mary Roberts, Countess Roberts to Leeper, regarding portrait of Jean Miller Hamilton painted in 1896 by Charles Wellington Furse, 1 and 8 Aug 1941; manuscript sections of Jean; list of relatives, friends and acquaintances to be sent copies of Jean. 1 file

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