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

Speeches, articles, prefaces, and letters to the press by Hamilton, 1918-1947

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HAMILTON: 16/1

1918 Oct 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Young Men's Christian Association Hostel, Walthamstow, London, referring to the imminent defeat of Germany; the value of education to soldiers, and the lack of education of his men during the First Sudan expedition, 1884. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/2

1918 Oct 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Mansion House, London, on Sir Walter Raleigh. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/3

1919 Mar 28

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the memorial to Rupert Chawner Brooke at Rugby School, Warwickshire. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/4

1919 May 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at Wellington College memorial, Berkshire, in tribute to Old Wellingtonians killed during World War One. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/5

1919 Jun 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Highlanders' Memorial Church, Glasgow, Scotland, in tribute to Glasgow and men of the 51 (Highland) Div. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/6

1919 Jul 7

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Wellington College dinner, Berkshire, in tribute to the spirit of men of the College and other public schools who fought in World War One. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/7

1919 Aug 17

Preface by Hamilton to The New Zealanders at Gallipoli by Maj Fred Waite, vol 11 of the New Zealand Popular History Series (Auckland, 1921). 12pp


HAMILTON: 16/8

1919 Sep 19

Preface by Hamilton to The 42nd-East Lancashire-Division, 1914-1918. By Frederick P Gibbon (Country Life Military Histories, London, 1920). 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/9

1919 Oct 16

Typescript of appreciation by Hamilton of the role of the Royal Regiment of Artillery during World War One for The Royal Artillery war commemoration book (G Bell & Sons, London, 1920). 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/10

1919

Preface by Hamilton to Noel Ross and his work, (Edward Arnold, London, 1919) edited by M Ross and Mrs M Ross. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/11

1919 Nov 3

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the British Section of the Returned New Zealand Soldiers' Association, in tribute to the New Zealand troops he had seen as Inspector General of Overseas Forces in 1914. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/12

1919 Nov 5

Text of speech by Hamilton to the dinner of the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Association of London, describing his administrative methods during his service as Assistant Adjutant General for Musketry in India, and as Adjutant General and Quartermaster General at the War Office. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/13

1919 Dec 2

Text of article by Hamilton to the Press Association in tribute to FM Sir (Henry) Evelyn Wood. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/14

1920 Jan 30

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of 42 (East Lancashire) Div, in tribute to the men of the division and the Territorial Force during World War One. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/15

1920 Apr 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Dr Barnardo war memorial, Stepney Causeway, London, in tribute to boys of Dr Barnardo homes who fought during World War One, in particular Sapper Harry Balckett and Sgt Leonard Donald Moore. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/16

1920 Jun 14

Text of speech by Hamilton at regimental dinner of the Gordon Highlanders, in tribute to former officers. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/17

1920 Jul 5

Text of speech by Hamilton at Old Wellingtonian dinner, paying tribute to the Royal Navy during the Dardanelles Campaign, and to men of Wellington College killed in World War One. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/18

1920 Aug 4

Text of speech by Hamilton at war memorial at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, paying tribute to local territorials and yeomanry, and calling for generosity to former enemies as displayed by FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, towards the Boers. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/19

1920 Oct 10

Text of article by Hamilton for The John Keats Memorial Volume (John Lane, London and New York, 1921) edited by George Charles Williamson, regarding the lack of magnanimity in the Treaty of Versailles which had betrayed the spirit of the men of the Territorial Force in 1914. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/20

1920 Nov 11

Text of article by Hamilton for the Central Press Agency, for provincial newspapers, on the meaning and significance of the unveiling of the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/21

1920 Nov 12

Text of article by Hamilton for the Daily Graphic, describing the unveiling of the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/22

1920 Nov 13

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Royal Naval Division Officers' Association dinner, in tribute to the difficulties of creating of the Division, and its service at Antwerp, Belgium, in Oct 1914, and on 25 Apr 1915 at Gallipoli. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/23

1921 Apr 2

Text of speech by Hamilton at Huddersfield Town Hall, Yorkshire, paying tribute to the Royal Navy, and to the new recruits and officers of the post-war British Army. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/24

1921 Apr 2

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Fartown and Bickley war memorial, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, calling for generosity to former enemies as displayed by FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, towards the Boers. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/25

1921 May 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual meeting of the Union Jack Club, calling for unification of ex-servicemen's associations, and criticizing the high unemployment rate of veterans. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/26

1921 May 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Warwickshire memorial to 29 Div. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/27

1921 Jun 1

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of a memorial screen, Tipton, Warwickshire, paying tribute to the spirit of the men of the 46 (North Midland) Div and 48 (South Midland) Div, who would have wanted their former enemies treated with generosity. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/28

1921 Jun 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Glasgow Academy war memorial, Glasgow, Scotland, in tribute to the spirit of self-sacrifice of those commemorated. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/29

1921 Jun 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the memorial of 5 Bn (Queen's Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/30

1921 Jul 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at the memorial of 8 (Ardwick) Bn The Manchester Regt, Manchester, Lancashire, in tribute to the battalion's sacrifice. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/31

1921 Jul 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at the luncheon, Town Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, in tribute to the 8 (Ardwick) Bn The Manchester Regt. 2 pp


HAMILTON: 16/32/1-2

1921 Jul 15

Text of speech by Hamilton at the luncheon, Town Hall, Manchester, Lancashire, on the importance of retaining a military alliance between Great Britain and Japan (two versions). 3pp, 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/33/1-2

1921 Nov 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Press Club luncheon, on the importance of retaining a military alliance between Great Britain and Japan. (two versions) 4pp, 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/34

1921 Nov 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at Bromley fete, London, for Lord Haig's fund for ex-servicemen. Incomplete. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/35

1921 Dec 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of Paddington British Legion, London, on the difficulties of unifying ex-servicemen's associations since the end of World War One. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/36

1922 Jan 31

Text of speech by Hamilton at dinner of the 52 (Lowland) Div, Glasgow, dinner, on the strategic mistakes of the Allied High Command in not supporting the Dardanelles Campaign, the failure of which had adversely affected British prestige in Egypt and India. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/37

1922 Feb 20

'A nation's eight birthdays', typescript article by Hamilton, for the Manchester Guardian, reviewing the Official history of Australia in the war, 1914-1918, vol 1, The story of ANZAC by Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean (Angus and Robertson, Melbourne, 1921), and Bean's contribution to Australian discipline in Egypt, Jan 1915. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/38

1922 Mar 25

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Metropolitan Area British Legion, at the Imperial Services Institute, Whitehall, London, on their achievement in unifying ex-servicemen. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/39

1922 Mar 31

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, at the Central Hall, London, on historical precedents for the ill treatment of veterans by their governments. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/40

1922 Apr 4

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on their achievement in unifying ex-servicemen and the challenges ahead. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/41

1922 Apr 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of a picture dedicated to Sub Lt [Basil Wilson] Smyth, Royal Naval Division, at the memorial in Holy Trinity Church, Eltham, London. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/42

1922 Jun 1

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Dudley, Worcestershire, on contrasts with German ex-service associations. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/43

1922 Jun 8

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Spalding war memorial, Lincolnshire, calling for generosity to former enemies. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/44

1922 Jun 27

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Romford, Essex, on the origins of the British Legion, and Hamilton's tribute to the late FM Sir Henry Hughes Wilson 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/45

1922 Jul 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Cheltenham war memorial, Gloucestershire, on the importance of collective acts of remembrance. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/46

1922 Jul 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the British Legion Club, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, on the origins of the British Legion. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/47

1922 Jul 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at Kilmadock memorial, Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, on the part played by FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, in the generosity of the peace settlement after the Second Boer War, in contrast to the 'unconditional surrender' after World War One. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/48

1922 Aug 6

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the memorial to 8 (Argyllshire) Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders memorial, Ardrishaig, Argyll, Scotland, paying tribute to the battalion's service in World War One. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/49

1922 Aug

Text of speech by Hamilton at East Ham United Services Club, London, on the importance of independent ex-service associations becoming affiliated to the British Legion. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/50

1922 Sep 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Ashton-Under-Lyne war memorial, Lancashire, calling for an end to militarism in honour of the dead, and warning of the dangers of seeking harsh reparations from defeated enemies. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/51/1-2

1922 Sep 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Cambuslang war memorial, Lanarkshire, Scotland, calling for an end to militarism in honour of the dead, and warning of the dangers of seeking harsh reparations from defeated enemies. 2 versions. 5pp, 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/52

1922 Oct 4

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Coventry hospital fete, Warwickshire, on the merits of voluntary service as exemplified by the artillery of 48 (South Midland) Div. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/53

1922 Oct 21

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Royal Marines Old Comrades Association, London, on the importance of closer cooperation between the Royal Navy and the Army; the responsibility of Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe of St Peter, for pressing the evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula Dardanelles. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/54

1922 Nov 11

Text of lecture by Hamilton at the Working Men's College, London, entitled 'The friends of England', referring to the evils of the Treaty of Versailles, questioning the value of USA, France and Russia as allies, and proposing Germany as England's only true ally in Europe. 17pp


HAMILTON: 16/55

1922 Nov 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the Royal Naval Division Officers' Association, on the inadequacies of the armed services to meet the changed conditions of the post war world. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/56

1922 Nov 18

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Finchley Cottage Hospital, London, on wartime grief, and retention of the British fighting spirit despite the war. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/57

1922 Nov 24

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Darwen, Lancashire, on the importance of recruiting more ex-servicemen to the Legion to combat harsh economic policies, and deprecating the sale of the steamer RIVER CLYDE. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/58

1922 Nov 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the British Legion Club, Nelson, Lancashire, recommending the economic benefits of constructing a Forth-Clyde canal. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/59

1922 Nov 26

Text of speech by Hamilton at the British Legion Club, Eccles, Lancashire, recommending that German ex-service organisations be included in FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants). 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/60

1922 Dec

Typescript article by Hamilton for The Star, proposing the construction of the Forth-Clyde canal. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/61

1923 Jan 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the war memorial, Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland, paying tribute to 8 (Argyllshire) Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/62

1923

Typescript of preface by Hamilton to The Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion, 1741-1919 by John William Burrows (J H Burrow and Sons, Southend-on-Sea, 1923). 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/63

1923 Feb 3

Text of speech by Hamilton at a general meeting of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, to elect a president, recommending the construction of the Forth-Clyde Canal building and extending relations towards German ex-service-men. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/64

1923 Mar

British Legion magazine, containing 'On letting bygones be bygones', Hamilton's address as President-Elect of the Legion's Metropolitan Area, recommending the construction of the Forth-Clyde Canal building and extending relations towards German ex-service-men. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/65

1923 Feb 3

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Association of London, proposing Glasgow as the second city of the British Empire. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/66

1923 Feb 9

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Brentham Ex-Servicemen's Association Club, London, on the importance of independent ex-service associations affiliating to the British Legion. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/67

1923 Mar 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the Woolwich British Legion Club, London, on the merits of the British Legion, and the defects of the League of Nations in excluding Germany. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/68

1923 Mar 23

Typescript of article by Hamilton in The Star, on the faults of a League of Nations without Germany. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/69

1923 Apr 13

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the Honourable Artillery Company, on the inadequacies of the British armed services to meet the changed conditions of the post war world, and the desirability of further mechanisation. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/70

1923 Apr 15

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Ratcliffe war memorial, London, praising the spirit of those who died in order to end war. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/71

1923 Apr 25

Text of message by Hamilton to Australia for Anzac Day. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/72

1923 Apr 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the war memorial in the Royal Bank of Scotland, Bishopsgate, London, paying tribute to the staff of the bank who died during World War One. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/73

1923 Apr 28

Text of speech by Hamilton at Kilmadock memorial, Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, on the part played by FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, in the generosity of the peace settlement after the Second Boer War, in contrast to the 'unconditional surrender' after World War One. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/74

1923 Apr 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Crompton war memorial, Lancashire, praising the service of the Manchester Regiment during the Second Boer War and World War One. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/75

1923 May 5

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the British Legion Club, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, on the achievements of the United Services Fund in relieving children of ex-servicemen from the workhouse. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/76

1923 May 6

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, on the charitable work of the Legion, and its fight against tuberculosis and the immigration of aliens. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/77

1923 May 6

Text of evening speech to the British Legion, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, on the charitable work of the Legion, and its fight against tuberculosis and the immigration of aliens. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/78

1923 May 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual meeting of the Disabled Service Men's Society, London, on progress of the King's Roll scheme for the employment of disabled ex-servicemen. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/79

1923 Jul 4

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Cheam School war memorial, on the failure of the Treaty of Versailles to end World War One. Speech not given. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/80

1923 Jul 27

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Australian Associated Press on the danger to Australia ensuing from a failure of the British Empire to maintain a military alliance with Japan. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/81

1923 Aug 3

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the Gordon Highlanders Memorial Club, Aberdeen, Scotland. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/82

1923 Sep 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Grangemouth, war memorial, Stirlingshire, Scotland, comparing the mood of imperialism after the Second Boer War with the pacifist aftermath of World War One, and the need to prevent further wars by including former enemies in the League of Nations. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/83

1923 Sep 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Mayor's luncheon, Birkenhead, Cheshire, proposing the merits of the Mid-Scotland ship canal scheme, and the King's Roll for the employment of disabled ex-servicemen. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/84

1923 Sep 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the Memorial Hall, Birkenhead, Cheshire, on the unemployment of ex-servicemen and the role of the British Legion in its amelioration. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/85

1923 Oct 26

Typescript of article by Hamilton for The Star, in praise of FM Rt Hon Jan Christiaan Smuts, particularly his role in the peace negotiations in South Africa, Apr 1902. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/86

1923 Oct 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the war memorial, Batley, Yorkshire, on the relationship between the American Legion and the British Legion; the success of French anti-German propaganda, (particularly of French Gen Henri Joseph Étienne Gouraud), in the USA. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/87

1923 Oct 28

Text of speech by Hamilton for the presentation of banners to British Legion branches of the West Riding at Brighouse, Yorkshire, on the failure of the Treaty of Versailles to secure a just victory; the need for the British Government to undertake works of public utility to combat unemployment. Two versions, 5pp, 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/88

1923

Typescript article by Hamilton for the Evening News, published in the Weekly Despatch, regarding the growth of intellectualism in English public schools; the pupils' ethos of public service being replaced by the attractions of a private career. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/89

1923 Nov 16

Text of speech by Hamilton to Birmingham Toc H, Warwickshire, on Hamilton's lack of political leanings; the dangers of the lack of independence in the British press; the aims of his book The friends of England, lectures to members of the British Legion (G Allen Unwin, London, 1923). 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/90

1923 Nov 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at a concert in aid of Beauchamp Lodge Emergency Home for Children, London, including his opposition to birth control. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/91

1923 Nov 13

Typescript article by Hamilton for John Bull, on the lack of hatred towards Germany felt by members of the British Legion; their need for practical schemes rather than politicians, to counteract high unemployment. Published 24 Nov 1923. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/92

1923 Nov 23

Typescript article by Hamilton for Country Life, on the merits of Belted Galloway cattle. 10pp


HAMILTON: 16/93

1923 Nov 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the Oxted and Limpsfield War Memorial Hospital, Surrey, on the need for a 'clean fight' in the forthcoming general election, to honour the war dead. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/94

1923 Dec 8

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the British Legion Club, Wembley, London, on the failure of the recent general election to address the unemployment of ex-servicemen; the need for public work schemes rather than unemployment benefits. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/95

1923 Dec 12

Text of radio broadcast by Hamilton to Glasgow and Aberdeen, proposing the benefits of the construction of the Mid-Scotland Canal. Broadcast 21 Dec 1923. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/96

1924 Feb 19

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the concert hall, Ivy Leaf Club, British Legion, Brixton Road, London, on his impressions of Rt Hon James Ramsay MacDonald, the new Prime Minister, and joint proposals of the British Legion and the new Labour British Government to counter unemployment of ex-servicemen. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/97

1924 Feb 23

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Press Club dinner, proposing radical mechanisation of British infantry and artillery, and the use of more tanks and military aircraft. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/98

1924 Feb 24

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Southampton, Hampshire, urging further recruitment to the British Legion to encourage Government policies to counter unemployment of ex-servicemen; proposing unification of mechanical engineers in the British Army into a single corps. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/99

1924 Feb 28

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Ladysmith Dinner, Cavalry Club, London, on the strategies adopted by FM Sir George Stewart White and Gen Sir Henry Redvers Buller during the Second Boer War. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/100

1924 Mar 21

Text of speech by Hamilton at a rally of the British Legion, Reading, Berkshire, urging further recruitment to the British Legion to encourage Government policies to counter unemployment of ex-servicemen; warning of the vulnerability of Singapore to a Japanese offensive. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/101

1924 Mar 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual meeting of the Metropolitan Area of the British Legion, London, on the progress of the Metropolitan Area, and his call for the compulsory employment of disabled ex-servicemen. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/102

1924 Mar 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the British Legion Club, Penge, London, recommending Canada and New Zealand as the optimum locations for potential emigrants. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/103

1924 Apr 4

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Southend, London, urging further recruitment to the British Legion to encourage Government policies to counter unemployment of ex-servicemen; his personal opposition to strikes and lockouts. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/104

1924 Apr 12

Text of lecture given by Hamilton at Hull, Yorkshire, in aid of the British Legion entitled 'The landing at the Dardanelles', on the background to the Dardanelles Campaign; the opposition from the Allied High Command on the Western Front; the failure of the Allied navies to force the Straits; the execution of the landings on Gallipoli of 25 Apr 1915. 51pp


HAMILTON: 16/105

1924 Apr 22

Text of speech by Hamilton to British Legion benefit concert, Stratford Town Hall, London, on the current state of the Legion. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/106

1924 May 3

Text of address by Hamilton to the boys of Bristol, Gloucestershire, on parade, on the importance of military training for youths. 2 pp


HAMILTON: 16/107

1924 May 31

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the British Legion Scotland, Aberdeen, Scotland, proposing the construction of the Forth Clyde canal, and the importance of enlarging Legion membership. 9pp


HAMILTON: 16/108

1924 Jun 1

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Ashford war memorial, Kent, on historical precedents of Kentish self-sacrifice in wars. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/109

1924 Jun 4

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Mounted Infantry Dinner Club, praising the work of the club secretary Maj Maurice Tomlin, and introducing the guests FM Herbert Charles Onslow Plumer, 1st Baron Plumer of Messines and Bilton, and Gen Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/110

1924 Jun 12

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Penrith, Cumberland, on the current state of the Legion and proposing that ex-enemy servicemen's organisations be included in FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants). 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/111

1924 Jun 14

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Crewe war memorial, Cheshire, on his experience of the Second Afghan War, 1878-1880; the First Boer War, 1880-1881; the First Sudan Expedition, 1884-1885. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/112

1924 Jul 25

Text of speech by Hamilton on opening the Westminster British Legion Club, London, praising the Legion's spirit of democracy. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/113

1924 Sep 7

Typescript of article by Hamilton for The People, on the current state of the British Legion and proposing that ex-enemy servicemen's organisations be included in FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants). 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/114

1924 Oct 2

Text of speech by Hamilton on receiving from the Lady Mayoress, Scarborough, Yorkshire, her 10,000 shilling fund on behalf of the British Legion, on the importance of women in the Legion and in securing work for disabled ex-servicemen. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/115

1924 Oct 5

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Tivoli Theatre, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, on the influence of the Legion in preventing the horrors of future wars. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/116

1924 Oct 6

Cutting from North Western Daily Mail, reporting Hamilton's speeches to the British Legion, Tivoli Theatre, Barrow-in-Furness, and at the war memorial, Ulverston, Lancashire. 1 cutting


HAMILTON: 16/117

1924 Oct 13

Text of speech by Hamilton at Oxford Hall, Bethnal Green, London, on the failures of British governments to aid unemployed, homeless and disabled ex-servicemen. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/118

1924 Oct 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the exchange of banners between Enfield, London, branch of the British Legion and Mr Hines, representative of Australia, on the effects of a Labour Government in Australia, egalitarianism, the position of women, and military preparedness in Australia. Two versions. 1p, 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/119

1924 Oct 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Gordon Highlanders Old Comrades dinner, in praise of the regiment. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/120

1924 Oct 31

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Dormansland Memorial Club, Surrey, on the importance of the British Legion avoiding political favouritism. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/121

1924 Nov 5

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the British Legion Club, Pinner, London, on the gulf between generations brought about by World War One. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/122

1924 Nov 9

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the war memorial, Paddington Town Hall, London, on the failure of successive British governments to provide for ex-servicemen. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/123

1924 Nov 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at a memorial service, Hornsey, London, on the beauty of war graves on the Gallipoli peninsula; charitable work undertaken for the British Legion in Hornsey; the failure of FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants) to include German ex-servicemen's organisations. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/124

1924 Nov 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the Millwall and Lubitts Town British Legion Club, London, on charitable work undertaken by the Legion there (incomplete). 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/125

1924 Nov 30

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of a war memorial bed at the Middlesex Hospital, London, dedicated to the 2/1st (City of London) Bn, The London Regt (Royal Fusiliers). 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/126

1924 Dec 4

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the South West Ham British Legion Club, on the differences between the Legion and other clubs. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/127

1924 Dec 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at Wellington College Mission, Walworth, London, on the contribution of public school education to funding the mission and strengthening the British Empire. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/128

1925 Jan 3

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, including the failure of FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants) to admit the German ex-service association 'Reichsbanner schwarz-rot-gold der republikanischen Kriegsteilnehmer'. 9pp


HAMILTON: 16/129

1925 Jan 5

Text of speech by Hamilton to war orphans, Drill Hall, Battersea, London, reminding them of their duties as children of heroes. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/130

1925 Jan 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Salford and Manchester Robert Burns celebration, Grand Hotel, Manchester, Lancashire. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/131

1925 Feb 13

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of 42 (East Lancashire) Division Old Comrades Association, Manchester, Lancashire, on concerts given by Ignacy (Jan) Paderewski for the benefit of the British Legion. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/132

[1925]Feb 14

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Westhoughton, Lancashire, on the concerts given by Ignacy (Jan) Paderewski for the benefit of the British Legion. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/133

1925 Feb 12

Text of speech by Hamilton entitled 'The Scot as a soldier' given by Hamilton to the Caledonian Society of London. 19pp


HAMILTON: 16/134

1925 Feb 28

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the East Anglian area of the British Legion, held in London, on the dissolution of the Legion's Metropolitan Area Council; against pledging the lives of future British soldiers to uphold pacts with other nations. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/135

1925 Mar 19

Text of Hamilton's farewell speech to Ignacy (Jan) Paderewski at Victoria Station, London, in honour of Paderewski's concerts for the benefit of the British Legion. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/136

1925 Apr 2

Text of speech by Hamilton at boxing tournament, Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, commending the policy of the British Legion in lending money to ex-servicemen to help themselves out of unemployment. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/137

1925 Apr 2

Text of speech by Hamilton at a British Legion dinner, Claridges Hotel, London, on the presentation to the Legion of the Preston Hall estate settlement, Aylesford, Kent, for the use of tubercular ex-servicemen, including his remarks on the opportunities lost by the failure of Allied ex-service organisations to be reconciled to their German counterparts. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/138

1925 Apr 13

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Frome War Memorial Hall, Somerset, denouncing the continued Allied occupation of Germany, as tending to promote German desires for revenge. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/139

1925 Apr 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at a meeting to re-organise Stoke Newington British Legion, London, with recommendations of moral conduct to be followed by the branch. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/140

1925 Apr 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Twenty Ninth Division Association, Café Royal, London, recalling how his inspection of 29 Div in Egypt in Apr 1915 inspired Hamilton to continue with plans for the landings at Gallipoli despite disclosures of the operations in the Egyptian press. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/141

1925 Apr 28

Letter from Hamilton to the Evening Standard on disclosures in the Egyptian Gazette in Mar 1915 of a possible Allied landing on Gallipoli, and his efforts to counter the same with rumours of their landing elsewhere in Asia. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/142

1925 May 9

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the Women's Section of the British Legion, London. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/143

1925 May 9

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, on the difficulties and responsibilites of the Metropolitan Area. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/144

1925 May 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at Dundee war memorial, Forfar, Scotland, on the danger of pacts between groups of nations threatening another war; the present condition of ex-servicemen; the story of the drunken Maori Chief who wanted a medal as an enemy of the British Empire. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/145

1925 May 30

Text of speech by Hamilton at the British Legion annual conference dinner, Pillar Hall, Victoria Station, London, proposing the health of the American Legion. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/146

1925 Jun 6

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion mass meeting, Portsmouth, Hampshire, on the pacific intentions of the Legion, and how reconciliation with former enemies could lead to disarmament. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/147

1925 Jun 9

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Fellowship of the Maple Leaf for the supply of teachers for western Canada, London, on the moral dangers to Canada from the USA; his reminiscences of Canada during his tour as Inspector General of Overseas Forces in 1913. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/148

1925 Jun 13

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the fete of the British Legion, South Norwood, London, advocating British non-commitment to continental alliances in order to avert future wars. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/149

1925 Jul 8

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Northwich war memorial, Cheshire, on the beauty of the war memorials on Gallipoli; warning of the dangers of future commitments to continental alliances. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/150

1925 Jul 23

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual flower show, Papworth Hall Colony of Consumptives, Cambridgeshire, on comparisons between the Colony and the British Legion; his own 'frayed nerves' after the war. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/151

1925 Oct 1

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Hull, Yorkshire, on differences between the Russian and British soul and character, and future Anglo-Russian relations. 9pp


HAMILTON: 16/152

1925 Oct 13

Text of speech by Hamilton at Bethnal Green British Legion, London, on the failures of British governments to aid unemployed, homeless and disabled ex-servicemen. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/153

1925 Oct 31

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Gordon Highlanders Old Comrades' Association dinner, London, in praise of the regiment. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/154

1925 Nov 11

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the North West Ham British Legion memorial, London, on members of the Legion who had died since Armistice Day 1918, and his appreciation of the film 'Ypres'. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/155

1925 Nov 11

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of a roll of honour, Highway Clubs, Ratcliff Highway, London, on the futility of wars he had experienced, and advocating that future generations should not be pledged to fight again by treaties made in the present. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/156

1925 Nov 14

Text of speech by Hamilton at Royal Naval Division (RND) Officers' Association, dinner. Café Royal, London, on the French retreat when fighting alongside the RND during the Third Battle of Krithia, Gallipoli, 4 Jun 1915. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/157

1925 Dec 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Press Club dinner, London, proposing the health of Rt Hon Thomas Power O'Connor MP, and advocating changes to the Field Service Regulations to accomodate further mechanisation of the British Army. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/158

1925 Dec

Cutting from the journal The Army Schoolmistress, containing message by Hamilton on the formation of personal character in school. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/159

1926 Jan 10

Text of speech by Hamilton presiding at a lecture by Henry Woodd Nevinson, Bermondsey, London. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/160

1926 Feb 6

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Association of London, with an account of his taking the salute in place of FM Paul Sanford Methuen, 3rd Baron Methuen, during a parade of ex-servicemen in Glasgow, Jul 1925. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/161

1926 Feb 12

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Wood Green and Southgate British Legion, London, on the economic rise of the USA and decline of Great Britain; his opposition to the 'dole' as sapping the will of the unemployed to work. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/162

1926 Feb 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference, Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, on recent difficulties encountered by the Legion with the Ministry of Pensions. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/163

1926 Mar 5

Text of speech by Hamilton to the dinner of the London Morayshire Club, comparing the British armed forces of 1926 with those of 1914, and advocating the appointment of a single Chief of the Defence Staff over the Chiefs of Staffs of the Royal Navy, Army, and RAF. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/164

1926 Mar 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of Harrow and Roxeth British Legion, Harrow-on-the-Hill, London, on the fate of ex-servicemen as revealed in their letters to him. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/165

1926 Apr 21

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Islington and Finsbury British Legion, London, on FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants) and its exclusion of German ex-service organisations. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/166

1926 Apr 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Twenty Ninth Division Association, Café Royal, London, on his visit to Gallipoli in 1925, and on pre-World War One aspirations of the Bulgarians, Greeks and Russians to seize Constantinople and the Dardanelles. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/167

1926 Apr 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at address to parade of 29 Div veterans, Horse Guards Parade, London, after wreath-laying at the Cenotaph. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/168

1926 Apr 25

Text of radio broadcast and article by Hamilton for Our empire (published 25 Apr 1931), entitled 'The landing at Gallipoli', referring especially to the events of 25 Apr 1915 at Anzac Beach, Lancashire Landing and Kum Kale, Turkey. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/169

[1926]

Typescript copy of memorandum by Japanese Gen Shiba to Lt Gen Sir Gerald Francis Ellison, entitled 'The relation between state-policy and military strategy of Japan during the Russo-Japanese war'. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/170

1926

Typescript copy of Methuen and Co's autumn announcement list of publications for Hamilton's Now and then (Methuen and Co, London, 1926). 1p


HAMILTON: 16/171

1926 Apr 26

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Lanark Memorial Hall, Scotland, paying tribute to the service of Scottish troops in World War One, particularly 9 (Scottish) Div and 15 (Scottish) Div at the Battle of Loos, Sept 1915, and 156 Bde of 52 (Lowland) Div at the Battle of Gully Ravine, Gallipoli, 28 Jun 1915. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/172

1926 May 23

Message from Hamilton to Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, with compliments on their conduct at a recent service and parade at the Cenotaph, London. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/173

1926 Jun

Review by Hamilton for The Observer of The Fifteenth (Scottish) Division, 1914-1919 by John Buchan and Lt Col J Stewart (William Blackwood, Edinburgh and London, 1926). 8pp & galley proof


HAMILTON: 16/174

1926 Jun 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the fete of the British Legion, Stroud, Gloucestershire, on his preference for farming over fighting; the position of the British Legion and its leadership during the General Strike. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/175

1926 Jul 8

Text of speech by Hamilton at Barnet British Legion, London, regarding the position of the Legion on the miners' strike. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/176

1926 Jul 10

Text of speech by Hamilton to chairmen, secretaries and treasurers of the British Legion Metropolitan Area, London, on FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants); the state of The British Legion Journal; the Legion during the General Strike; activities of the Legion's Women's Sections. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/177

1926 Jul 15

Text of speech by Hamilton to Hospital Matrons of the Territorial Army, London, on his reminiscences of the role of Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan, in constructing the Territorial Force. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/178

1926

Typescript of Hamilton's article on'The art of war since 1910' for the Encyclopaedia Britannica, referring to the threat of war in 1926; the role of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, as Secretary of State for War; conduct of the British Government and General Staff during World War One; differences in the High Commands during the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905; contemporary reorganisation of the British Chiefs of Staff; failure of the British Army to adopt mechanisation and the tank. 44pp


HAMILTON: 16/179

1926 Jul 20

Typescript list of alterations to be made to Hamilton's article on'The art of war since 1910' for the Encyclopaedia Britannica. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/180

1926 Jul 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at on opening a fete at Braco Castle, Perthshire, Scotland, in aid of the Stirling Royal Infirmary. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/181

1926 Sep 5

Text of speech by Hamilton to ex-servicemen's organisations and regimental associations, St George Square, Glasgow, Scotland, for Glasgow's remembrance day, on American profiteering from World War One in contrast to the poverty of the British worker; advocating workers and employers to use the 'agreed peace' dealing of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, with the Boers in 1902. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/182

1926 Sep 11

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Southend-on-Sea British Legion fete, Essex, on the miners' strike; role of the Legion in securing pensions and in aiding families to emigrate to Canada. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/183

1926 Sep 11

Text of speech by Hamilton to the guard of honour of boy scouts at the Southend-on-Sea British Legion fete, Essex. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/184

1926 Oct 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at Hornsey British Legion annual dinner, Crouch End, London, mainly referring to the contribution of the Hornsey Legion's Women's Section. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/185

1926 Oct 23

Text of speech by Hamilton at a special conference of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, relating to the proposals of the Legion National Executive Council to vest future relief work with the United Services Fund. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/186

1926 Oct 30

Armistice day message to ex-servicemen of the National Bank of India, on the significance of Armistice Day. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/187

1926 Nov

Typescript of preface by Hamilton to Gallipoli today by T J Pemberton (Ernest Benn, London, 1926. 13pp


HAMILTON: 16/188

1926 Nov 2

Text of speech by Hamilton at Mile End and Stepney British Legion, London, in tribute to the work of Phyllis Holman and Lt Col John Bigelow 'Johnny' Dodge for the Legion. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/189

1926 Nov 4

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Wednesbury war memorial, Warwickshire, contrasting the spirit of self-sacrifice shown during World War One, with that exhibited by workers and employers during recent industrial disputes. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/190

1926 Nov 4

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Oldbury war memorial, Warwickshire, on continuing the process against militarism by the removal of war trophies from British towns and cities. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/191

1926 Nov 6

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the Warwickshire Headquarters of the British Legion, Royal Leamington Spa, advocating the Ministry of Pensions to extend the limit of eligibility for award of a disability pension. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/192

1926 Nov 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Student's Union, London School of Economics and Political Science, London University, on command and its related modes of communication. 10pp


HAMILTON: 16/193

1922 Nov 14

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Scunthorpe war memorial, Lincolnshire, warning of the dangers caused by the Washington Conference of 1922 of possible Japanese hostility and Chinese economic collapse. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/194

1926 Nov 29-30

Text of Hamilton's address introducing Sir Gerald (Hubert Edward Busson) du Maurier, appealing for Lady Barrington's Village Homes for Disabled Ex-servicemen. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/195

1926 Dec 18

Text of speech by Hamilton at the distribution of shooting prizes to 10 Bn The Manchester Regiment, Drill Hall, Oldham, Lancashire, on his reminiscences of the regiment during the Second Boer War, 1899-1902, and his tribute to FM Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, for Roberts' elevation of British musketry skills. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/196

1926 Dec 18

Text of speech by Hamilton at Oldham British Legion, Lancashire, outlining recent Legion initiatives on emigration and charitable relief. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/197

1926 Dec 25

Text of address to homeless ex-servicemen at their Christmas dinner at Lyons Corner House, Coventry Street, London, given by the Central Relief Committee, British Legion. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/198

1927 Jan 27

List of alterations to Hamilton's article on Britain's position with regard to China, for The Illustrated Sunday Herald. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/199

1927 Jan 30

Article by Hamilton on Britain's position with regard to China, for The Illustrated Sunday Herald, warning of the consequences of the ending of the Anglo-Japanese military alliance, and his prophecy of the arming of China by Russia. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/200

1927 Feb 3

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Goff's Oak and Turnford British Legion, Hertfordshire, giving an account of his visit to Preston hall, Aylesford, Kent, a Legion home for consumptive ex-servicemen. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/201

1927 Feb 5

Text of speech by Hamilton as President of the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Association of London, replying to the toast, 'City, County and Association'. 7pp. With manuscript copy of the address of the Rev Dr Lauchlan Maclean Watt at the Cenotaph, Glasgow, [5 Sep 1926]. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/202

1927 Feb 13

Letter from Hamilton to the Evening Standard, giving an account of his train journey with Theodore Roosevelt, travelling from the funeral of Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Ireland, during which Chinese and Indian guests expressed displeasure at the arrangements (published 14 Feb 1927). 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/203

1927 Feb 25

Recruiting rally address by Hamilton, St George's branch, British Legion, London, advocating social and industrial peace in England, and the withdrawal of the army of occupation in Germany. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/204

1927 Feb 28

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing the toast 'Messrs George Outram and Co', at a luncheon at the Savoy Hotel, London to celebrate the opening of the Glasgow Herald offices in London. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/205

1927 Mar 9

Typescript of article by Hamilton for The Sunday Express (not published), welcoming the election of Gustave Stresemann, German Foreign Minister, to the presidency of the League of Nations; respective political views of German ex-service organisations and the failure of FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants) to incorporate them; advocating the amalgamation of British, French and German heavy industries to counter Bolshevism. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/206

1927 Mar 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference, Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, paying tribute to H E Phillips, retiring Area Chairman; advocating that families of Legion members be permitted to join. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/207

1927 Mar 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner, Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, paying tribute to H E Phillips, retiring Area Chairman; Hamilton's anecdote of the opinion of FM Sir (Henry) Evelyn Wood on the suitability of Gen Sir William Lockhart as Commander-in-Chief in India. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/208

nd

Letter from Hamilton to the Daily Sketch, on the growing prevalence of radio and the spoken word over the written word. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/209

1927 Mar 16

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Newbury British Legion, Berkshire, on the growth and vitality of the Legion in contrast to the declining population of ex-servicemen; account of his meeting an ex-servicemen wearing a Legion suit on the train to Broadstairs, Kent. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/210

1927 Mar 18

Introductory remarks by Hamilton to a lecture on 'war correspondents' given by Henry Woodd Nevinson, at the 1917 Club. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/211

1927 Mar 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Wood Green British Legion annual dinner, London, deprecating a 'clean sweep' of the Legion's National Executive Council, as illustrated by the results of'clean sweep' of the War Office undertaken by the Esher Committee in 1904. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/212

1927 Apr 3

Typescript article by Hamilton entitled 'Chinese or Russian', published in The Observer, on Russian imperial aspirations and intentions to extend Bolshevism into China and elsewhere. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/213

1927 Apr 4

Text of speech by Hamilton at a farewell to ex-servicemen emigrating to farms in Canada, after training at Brandon, Suffolk. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/214

1927 Apr 7

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual meeting of the Officers' Benevolent Department of the British Legion, paying tribute to its work. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/215

1927 Apr 13

Text of speech by Hamilton introducing Sir (John) George Beharrell to toast Maj Henry (O'Neal de Hane) Segrave at a dinner to celebrate Segrave's land speed record. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/216

1927 Apr 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the Twenty Ninth Division Association, Café Royal, London (published in the Morning Post, 26 Apr 1927), on the First and Second Battles of Krithia, Gallipoli, 29 Apr 1915-8 May 1915. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/217

1927 Apr 28

Text of speech by Hamilton at the new branch of the British Legion at Hounslow, London, on the process of demobilisation after World War One, and ex-servicemen's organisations, 1918-1922. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/218

1927 May 13

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Women's Section, British Legion, London, on the growing importance of women in society and in the Legion. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/219

1927 May 4

Letter from Hamilton to the Scots Observer (published 14 May 1927) on Communism and Russia's intentions to extend it into China. 9pp


HAMILTON: 16/220

1927 May 15

Typescript and galley proof of Hamilton's reviews, published in The Observer, of The indecisiveness of modern war by Dr John Holland Rose (G Bell, London, 1927), and The study of war for statesmen and citizens. Lectures delivered in the University of London, 1925-26 edited by Maj Gen Sir George Grey Aston (Longmans, London, 1927). 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/221

1927 May 23

Typescript of article by Hamilton for the Radio Times, on remembrance and the British Legion. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/222

1927 Jun 16

Typescript and galley proof of Hamilton's review, published in The Observer, of Narrative of some passages in the great war with France, 1799-1810 by Sir Henry Edward Bunbury, 7th Bt (Peter Davies, London, 1927). 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/223

1927 May 26

Typescript of Hamilton's article on behalf of the National Playing Fields Association entitled 'Playing fields for England', for the Evening News. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/224

1927 Jun 21

Letter from Hamilton to the Radio Times, appealing for funds for the maintenance of Westminster Abbey. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/225

1927 Jun 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of 9 (County of London) Bn, The London Regiment (Queen Victoria's), on the argument of compulsory versus voluntary principles of recruitment prior to World War One; the failure to send out Territorial Force units as complete divisions to France in 1914. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/226

1927 Jul 18

Text of speech by Hamilton at a rally of the Mile End, Poplar and Shoreditch British Legions, London, on the prevalence of ex-service disability, and the loss of education suffered by ex-servicemen, and complimenting Phyllis Holman on her work for the branches. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/227

1927 Jul 23

Text of speech by Hamilton on opening the fete and industrial exhibition at the British Legion Home for Consumptives, Preston hall, Aylesford, Kent. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/228

1927 Aug 22

Letter from Hamilton the Daily Mail, on the forthcoming visit of the American Legion to Paris, France, and the inability of the British Legion to do likewise due to the different economic results of World War One for the USA and Great Britain; the significance of the meeting of Allied, German and Austrian ex-servicemen, in Luxembourg, 9-10 Jul 1927. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/229

1927 Sep 28

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the Ross Mountain Battery war memorial, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, on their heroism during the Gallipoli Campaign. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/230

1927 Oct 1

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the War Memorial Pavilion, Glasgow High School, Lanarkshire, on the sacrifice of former pupils and Hamilton's desire for peace. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/231

1927 Oct 4

Text of Hamilton's reply to the toast of 'HM Forces' given by John Buchan MP at the dinner for the inauguration of the British Instructional Film Co film of the Gallipoli Campaign, 'Tell England', Savoy Hotel, London, on instances of the bravery of British forces during the campaign, and Hamilton's request for Turkish forces to be included in the film. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/232

1927 Oct 8

Statement by Hamilton to the Australian press Association, responding to rumours started by the Melbourne Herald on sedition among Allied troops during the Gallipoli Campaign, and referring to similar allegations made by the Australian journalist Keith Arthur Murdoch. 1 p


HAMILTON: 16/233

1927 Oct 9

Text of speech by Hamilton introducing Mr B A Withers, a disabled ex-soldier, who unveiled the Norwich war memorial, Norfolk. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/234

1927 Oct 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at Swansea British Legion, Glamorgan, Wales, recalling his previous military campaigns; the danger to peace caused by the failure of the Three Power Naval Conference in Geneva to limit cruiser construction in Great Britain, Japan and the USA; the success of the visit of the American Legion to London. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/235

1927 Nov 9

Text of speech by Hamilton at the High School Glasgow Club of London, proposing the toast of 'the school'. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/236

1927 Nov 11

Chapter 44 from Ecclesiasticus, Biblical Apocrypha, read by Hamilton for BBC Armistice radio broadcast. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/237

1927 Nov 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Royal Naval Division Officers' Association, London, on the strategic consequences had there been no Dardanelles Campaign, and the hostility of FM Sir Henry Hughes Wilson and Allied General Headquarters in France towards the campaign. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/238

1927 Nov 17

Response to the Press Association by Sir Thomas Mackenzie, former High Commissioner for New Zealand, to Hamilton's speech the at annual dinner of the Royal Naval Division Officers' Association, with Mackenzie's allegations of incompetency in the management of the Dardanelles Campaign, and his defence of the views of FM Sir Henry Hughes Wilson towards the campaign. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/239

1927

Hamilton's reply to allegations made by Sir Thomas Mackenzie, former High Commissioner for New Zealand, of incompetency in the management of the Dardanelles Campaign. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/240

1927 Nov 22

Typescript of article by Hamilton for the British Legion Journal, on the recent observance of Armistice Day in London, and his own memories of departed soldiers. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/241

1927 Nov 24

Text of speech by Hamilton to the American Society in London, on the request by Theodore Roosevelt to Edward VII, King of Great Britain and Ireland, to allow publication of volume 2 of Hamilton's A Staff Officer's scrap-book during the Russo-Japanese War (Edward Arnold, London, 1907); Roosevelt's letter of 28 Oct 1915, expressing support for Hamilton's efforts in Gallipoli. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/242

[1927]

Typescript article entitled 'The story of Malcolm Sinclair', taken from the History of the Scottish expedition to Norway in 1612 by Thomas Michell (T Nelson and Sons, London, 1886) and Sketch of the civil and traditional history of Caithness by James Tait Calder (T Murray & Son, Glasgow, 1861). Left unfinished by Hamilton. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/243

1927 Dec 1

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Near and Middle East Association, on the recent Franco-Yugoslav Treaty of Friendship, and his account of his visit to the Balkans in 1908. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/244

1927 Dec 16

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Stoke Newington British Legion, London, on the activities of the branch and the national Legion. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/245

[1927 Dec]

Christmas and New Year message by Hamilton for The Bulletin, advocating the League of Nations become a League of European Nations, and closer relations between Great Britain, France and Germany. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/246

1928 Jan 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at a fete held by West Ham British Legion in aid of war orphans, London, on Legion relief work for children, and the importance of their visits to the British countryside. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/247

1928 Jan 21

Typescript of obituary by Hamilton on AF Sir John Michael de Robeck, 1st Bt, for publication in the Evening Standard. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/248

1928 [Jan 29]

Typescript of obituary by Hamilton on FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/249

1928 Feb 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at the inaugural meeting of the Fleet Street section, City of London British Legion. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/250

1928 Feb 11

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference, Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, giving his account of the funeral of FM Dougla Haig, 1st Earl Haig, and Haig's role in unifying ex-service organisations into the Legion. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/251

1928 Feb 14

Text of vote of thanks by Hamilton to the honorary workers, Officers' Benevolent Department, British Legion, London. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/252

1928 Feb 23

Text of speech by Hamilton at Brentford British Legion, Middlesex, on the branch exemplifying co-operation between former ex-servicemen's organisations. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/253

1928 Feb 26

Text of speech by Hamilton at a grand British Legion rally, Woking, Surrey, on the fate suffered by British veterans of the Napeolonic and Crimean Wars. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/254

1928 Feb 28

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Ladysmith Officers' Dinner, Cavalry Club, London, on the Battle of Elandslaagte, Second Boer War, 21 Oct 1899. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/255

1928 Mar 6

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Manchester, Lancashire, on 7 Bn The Manchester Regt being given camels to ride at Khartoum, Sudan, and his inspection of the division in Cairo, Egypt, on 28 Mar 1915. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/256

1928 Mar 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the war memorial in the Drill Hall, Hackney, London, dedicated to 10 (County of London) Bn (Hackney) The London Regt, recalling visiting the trenches held by 54 (East Anglian) Div at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli; requesting they be reconciled to former enemies and to think of unemployed ex-servicemen. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/257

1928 Mar 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at the war memorial, St John-at-Hackney, London, dedicated to 10 (County of London) Bn (Hackney) The London Regt. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/258

1928 Mar 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at a public meeting in support of the Boy Scout meeting, Leicester, Leicestershire, contrasting Lt Gen Sir Robert (Stephenson Smyth) Baden Powell, 1st Bt, and the Scouts, against Vladimir Ilych Lenin and Russian Communists. 9pp


HAMILTON: 16/259

1928 Mar 28

Typescript of article by Hamilton for the Rev Ronald Royle's Toc H Magazine, on Toc H as a bulwark against Bolshevism. 9pp


HAMILTON: 16/260

1928 Mar 31

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Association of London, proposing the toast, 'The guests' to Col Rt Hon Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Bt; Col Sir Robert King Stewart and Sir (Charles) Edward Troup. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/261

1928 Apr 4

Typescript copy of account made by Sgt Maj G Olden, 28 Feb 1902, of action of C Squadron, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers, during the Battle of Elandslaagte, Second Boer War, 21 Oct 1899. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/262

[1928]

Typescript anonymous account of the Battle of Elandslaagte, Second Boer War, 21 Oct 1899. 6pp, and sketch map


HAMILTON: 16/263

1928 Apr 21

Text of speech by Hamilton at his inspection of the Edinburgh Boys Brigade. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/264

1928 Apr 24

Text of speech by Hamilton made at the Grant Theatre, Bromley, Kent, on the thirteenth anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli, during an interval in the performance of 'The Yeomen of the Guard', in aid of the Douglas Haig Memorial Homes for Ex-servicemen. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/265

1928 May 4

Text of speech by Hamilton to the City of London British Legion, Mansion House, London, on the achievement of FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig in unifying ex-servicemen, and comparing the Legion to similar organisations in France, Germany and Italy. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/266

1928 May 5

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Scoutmasters' annual dinner, Hotel Russell, London, urging the formation of British Legion Boy Scout companies; the increased likelihood of war due to Great Britain's commitments to the 1925 Treaty of Locarno. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/267

1928 May 12

Typescript of Hamilton's preface to The history of the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force), 1858-1928 (Gale and Polden, Aldershot, 1928). 10pp


HAMILTON: 16/268

1928 May 14

Text of speech by Hamilton introducing André Maurois, French author, to teachers at Birkbeck College, London. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/269

1928 May 24

Hamilton's speech on Maj Gen James Wolfe, in favour of the motion 'That this house would rather have taken Quebec than written Gray's elegy', in the Eights Week Debate, Oxford Union Society. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/270

[1928]

Typescript notes on major ex-servicemen's organisations in France, Italy, Austria, Romania, Belgium, Poland, and Serbia, and on FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants). 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/271

1928 Jun 2

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the British Legion Scotland, Dumfries, Dumfrieshire, on the possible amalgamation of the English and Scottish Legions. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/272

1928 Jun 8

Typescript of Hamilton's letter to The Times, elucidating points in The life of Lord Curzon by Lawrence John Lumley Dundas, 2nd Marquess of Zetland (Ernest Benn, London, 1928), regarding Hamilton's article on the Russian threat to India, published in the Fortnightly Review in 1888; Hamilton's dinner in 1905 with FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, and George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess of Kedleston, following an argument between Curzon and Kitchener over the role of the Military Member to the Council of the Viceroy of India, in which each had suggested the other should resign. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/273

1928 Jun

Amendment (not sent) to Hamilton's letter to The Times of 8 Jun 1928. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/274

1928 Jul 8

Text of speech by Hamilton to the ex-servicemen of Birmingham, Warwickshire, on the twelth annual Ivy Leaf Sunday service. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/275

1928 Jul 15

Text of speech by Hamilton to the rally of the Forest of Dean British Legion, Scar, Gloucestershire, on the horrors of Gallipoli, and the need for further recruitment to the Legion. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/276

1928 Jul 19

Typescript of letter from Hamilton to the Daily Sketch, on the importance of a nation not forgetting its own history. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/277

1928 Aug 10

Typescript of Hamilton's BBC radio broadcast of his account of the British Legion pilgrimage to Ypres, Belgium, on 8 Aug 1928. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/278

1928 Aug 25

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Auchterarder flower show, Perthshire, Scotland, paying tribute to Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/279

1928 Sep 16

Hamilton's message for the Western Front pilgrimage souvenir brochure produced by the British Legion Scotland. 4 pp


HAMILTON: 16/280

1928 Oct 3

Typescript of article by Hamilton for a special edition of The Times, 11 Nov 1928, entitled 'Apotheosis of Gallipoli-Sergeant-Major Death takes charge', on estimates of Turkish casualties during the Gallipoli Campaign; new evidence on the same supplied by Turkish Gen Kemal Bey Ochri; the armistice for burying Turkish dead of 21 May 1915; Hamilton's visit to Gallipoli in 1925, and the work of the Imperial War Graves Commission there. 15pp


HAMILTON: 16/281

1928 Oct 2

Typescript of letter from Hamilton to the Daily Sketch, regarding the article 'In the heart of the darkest Africa' with his recollections of Maj Gen Sir Hector Archibald Macdonald after the Battle of Majuba Hill, First Boer War, 27 Feb 1881. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/282

1928 Oct 7

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion and other ex-servicemen of Bow, Bromley and Old Ford districts, London, on the resolutions reached by a conference of former Allied and ex-enemy veterans, in Luxembourg on 11 Sep 1928. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/283

1928 Oct 12

Typescript of article by Hamilton for the New York Herald Tribune Armistice Day edition, on the unjust peace of the Treaty of Versailles; the danger of continued anti-German propaganda and Anglo-French manoeuvres in the Rhineland; the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 27 Aug 1928; Prussian Gen Karl Maria von Clausewitz, military theorist, and German militarism; the danger of continental commitments as exemplified by the Anglo-French 'military conversations' prior to World War One; the futility of operations on the Western Front. With article by 'Candidus', [the Daily Sketch], on the account given by Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan, in his Autobiography (Hodder and Stoughton, London,1929) on the Anglo-French 'military conversations'. 28pp, 1 cutting


HAMILTON: 16/284

1928 Oct 30

Corrections to article by Hamilton for the New York Herald Tribune Armistice Day edition. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/285

1928 Oct 15

Text of speech by Hamilton to a rally of Shoreditch, Mile End and Poplar British Legion branches, at the wedding reception for Phyllis Holman, Shoreditch Town Hall, London. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/286

1928 Nov 9

Typescript of Remembrance Day article by Hamilton for the Daily News, on the strength of remembrance of World War One in contrast to previous wars, due to the magnitude of the casualties incurred. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/287

1928 Nov 9

Typescript of Remembrance Day article by Hamilton for the Liverpool Post, on the economic decline of Great Britain since Armistice Day 1918. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/288

1928 Dec 8

Text of speech by Hamilton to a conference of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, in Fulham, London, to discuss unemployment. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/289

1928 Dec 29

Text of speech by Hamilton to a meeting of the Metropolitan Area Council of the British Legion, London, to discuss unemployment. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/290

1929 Feb 5

Typescript of article by Hamilton for the Central Press Ltd, on the Channel Tunnel, deprecating its construction and warning of its strategic menace. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/291

1929 Feb 9

Text of speech by Hamilton at Metropolitan Area Conference, British Legion, London, on action to be taken by the Area against unemployment. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/292

1929 Feb 27

Text of lecture by Hamilton to Eton College, entitled 'A mugwump on politics', referring to the role of women in politics; Hamilton's hesitation in accepting appointment as Adjutant General of the Forces from Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane MP, Secretary of State for War; Haldane's relationship with the Liberal Party. 13pp


HAMILTON: 16/293

1929 Mar 2

Text of speech by Hamilton in responding for the Imperial Forces, at the annual dinner of the London Fife Association. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/294

1929 Mar 5

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the 42 (East Lancashire) Division Old Comrades' Association, Manchester, on the reluctance of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, and FM Sir John Denton Pinkstone French, Commander-in-Chief of the BEF, to use complete Territorial divisions in the BEF in 1914. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/295

1929 Mar 21

Typescript of obituary by Hamilton on French Marshal Ferdinand Foch. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/296

1929 Mar 25

Typescript of Hamilton's preface to Searchlights. sonnets and other verse by Eva Mungall (Alexander Gardner, Paisley, 1929). 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/297

1929 Apr 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at a luncheon of the Forward branch, British Legion, Birmingham, Warwickshire, on his reminiscences of Birmingham; the General Election and the problem of finding employment for ex-servicemen. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/298

1929 Apr 25

Text of speech by Hamilton to the dinner of the Twenty Ninth Division Association, Café Royal, London, on the uniqueness of the landings on Gallipoli of 25 Apr 1915 in contrast to his other military campaigns; his hope that the all evidence given to the Dardanelles Commission would be published; how All quiet on the Western Front [Im Westen nichts Neues] by Erich Maria Remarque (Putnam, London, 1929) would ensure the experiences of the Western Front during World War One would not be repeated. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/299

1929 May 10

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion Scotland, Edinburgh, on the failure of the recent peace resolution of the League of Nations to establish limits on the number of men given compulsory military training. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/300

1929 Jun 23

Text of speech by Hamilton to a parade of the London County Council Tramways Old Comrades Association, Kennington Park, London, on the veterans' inability to talk of the horrors of war except to each other; his hope they would affiliate to the British Legion. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/301

1929 Jul 13

Text of speech by Hamilton at a dinner of the South African War Veterans' Association, contrasting the Treaty of Vereeniging, 1902, with the Treaty of Versailles, 1919. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/302

1929 Jul 17

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Aberdeen Battalion of the Boys' Brigade, at Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, recalling a similar inspection in Jul 1909, and his fears that they would have to fight in another war. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/303

1909 Jul 19

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Aberdeen Battalion of the Boys' Brigade, on their responsibility for the future of the British Empire. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/304

1929 Sep 28

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the British Legion Club, Bacon Lane, Edgware, London, on their future responsibilities. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/305

1929 Oct 2

Typescript of Hamilton's letter to the Evening Standard, objecting to a correspondent who had alleged that Armistice Day commemorations at the Cenotaph were in decline. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/306

1929 Oct 3

Text of speech by Hamilton at the inaugural meeting of the Westminster Branch British Legion, London, referring to his book The millennium? (Edward Arnold, London, 1919) as being currently read by Rt Hon James Ramsay MacDonald MP, Prime Minister. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/307

1929 Oct 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at a concert for the British Legion at Ealing Town Hall, London, relating his story of butterflies at Motienling Pass, Russo-Japanese War, 1904, and urging civic authorities to maintain Armistice Day commemorations. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/308

1929 Oct 17

Remarks by Hamilton introducing and concluding a lecture by Ernest Smith, Institute of Journalists, Tudor Street, London. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/309

1929 Nov 4

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, urging the British Government to maintain the observance of Armistice Day. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/310

1929 Nov 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the Royal Naval Division Officers' Association, London, on the vulnerability of Singapore to invasion, and advocating increased military and air defences there. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/311

1929 Nov 24

Text of speech by Hamilton to a parade of South African War veterans, Horse Guards Parade, London, contrasting the Treaty of Vereeniging, 1902, with the Treaty of Versailles, 1919. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/312

1929 Nov 26

Text of speech by Hamilton at 'Ye sette of odde volumes 446th monthly meeting'. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/313

1929 Dec 6

Text of speech by Hamilton at a dinner of the Anglo-German Association, 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London, on the aims of the newly formed Association, and welcoming German Gen Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck to 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/314

1929 Dec 6

Recollection of Evan Bernard Morgan, Secretary of the Anglo-German Association, of the speech made by German Gen Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, at the dinner of the Association at 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/315

1929 Dec 3

Newspaper cuttings, including The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, and the Daily Mail, reporting the dinner given to German Gen Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck at the Holborn Restaurant, London on 2 Dec 1929. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/316

1929 Dec 9

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Sailors' and Soldiers' Night, Colston Hall, Bristol, recalling an ex-servicemen's meeting at the same place on 12 Dec 1918, and the promises made by Rt Hon David Lloyd George MP, Prime Minister to treat Germany harshly; the squandering of the monies of the Field Force Canteen Fund. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/317

1929 Dec 15

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of the war memorial at Chiswick Cemetery, London, erected by the Imperial War Graves Commission, blaming those who had carried out secret 'military conversations' prior to 1914, which committed Great Britain to a continental war. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/318

1929 Dec

Typescript of Hamilton's preface for Humorous Scottish war stories, selected from the "Daily Mail" edited by Allan Junior (Valentine & Sons, Dundee & London, 1930), giving an account of his action at the Peiwar Khotal, Second Afghan War, 12 Sep 1879. 14pp


HAMILTON: 16/319

1929 Dec 21

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the British Legion club, Solihull, Warwickshire, on the extent of disabled ex-servicemen maintained by the Legion; urging reconciliation with Germany and reporting his dinner for German Gen Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/320

1930 Jan 10

Typescript letter from Hamilton to the Press Association, reporting an exchange of Christmas messages between German and British disabled ex-servicemen. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/321

1930 Jan 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at Holborn British Legion, London, on the recent goodwill messages received from disabled German ex-servicemen. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/322

1930 Jan 20

Text of speech by Hamilton on opening the Plaza Super Cinema Romford, Essex, for a British Legion performance, referring to the recent imprisonment of the Legion Organising Secretary for embezzlement. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/323

1930 Jan 28

Vote of thanks moved by Hamilton to the voluntary workers at the annual meeting of the Officer's Association, British Legion, London. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/324

1930 Feb 6

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening by Dorothy Vivian Haig, Countess Haig, of the extension to the Disabled Soldiers' Workshop, Bournemouth, Dorset, on the role of the British Legion in finding work for ex-servicemen. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/325

1930 Feb 8

Text of speech by Hamilton at the British Legion Metropolitan Area annual conference, London, on the resignation of Lt Gen Sir Edward Cecil Bethune as Chairman; the recent imprisonment of the Legion Organising Secretary for embezzlement. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/326

1930 Feb 8

Text of speech by Hamilton at the British Legion Metropolitan Area annual dinner, Pillar hall Restaurant, Victoria Station, London, on the increasing public reaction against 'defeatist' war stories after the success of All quiet on the Western Front [Im Westen nichts Neues] by Erich Maria Remarque (Putnam, London, 1929) and Journey's end by Robert Cedric Sherriff (Gollancz, London, 1929). 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/327

1930 Feb 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the Anglo-German Association, Claridge's Hotel, London, to Dr Cuno, and referring to the failures of the Locarno Conference, 1925, and the Kellogg-Briand Pact, 1928, to establish real peace. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/328

1930 Feb 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Association of London, proposing a toast to the guests. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/329

1930 Mar 6

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion and Rotary Club, Edmonton, London, comparing the gloom caused by a correspondent [Keith Arthur Murdoch] at Gallipoli in 1915, with the gloom of the current economic situation. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/330

1930 Mar 7

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Manchester, recalling the potatoes and tobacco he supplied to men of 1 Bn The Manchester Regt, during the siege of Ladysmith, 1899-1900, Second Boer War. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/331

1930 Mar 11

Letter from Hamilton to German Maj Gen K Mays, editor of the newspaper Das Reichsbanner, on the attempts made after World War One to unify British ex-servicemen's organisations; the non-political character of British Legion compared with German ex-servicemen's organisations. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/332

1930 Mar 30

Text of speech by Hamilton at a luncheon to Norman Angell MP, House of Commons, London. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/333

1930 Mar 25

Incomplete text of radio broadcast by Hamilton from Savoy Hill, London. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/334

1930 Apr 16

Text of speech by Hamilton on the occassion of a smoking concert given by Thomas Cook and Sons, to celebrate their attachment to the British Legion. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/335

1930 Apr 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at an Anzac Day reception at Australia House, London, on the dangers of demoralisation from the allegations of recent war story publications on the conditions at the Western Front during World War One. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/336

1930 Apr 29

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Wood Green and Southgate, London, urging shopkeepers to support the Legion. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/337

1930 May 15

Text of speech by Hamilton at the presentation of banners to the Balham and South Clapham British Legion, London, on the survival of the spirit of self-sacrifice in the Army Cadets; the collection of salt protest by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/338

1930 May 23

Typescript of article by Hamilton for Reveille, the journal of the New South Wales Returned Soldiers' League of Australia, on his futile digging in ruby mines in Upper Burma forty five years previously. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/339

1930 May 24

Text of speech by Hamilton to one thousand children at the People's Palace on Empire Day, on the responsibilities and opportunities of the British Empire. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/340

1930 May 31

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing the toast of the South African War Veterans' Association, at their second annual dinner, London. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/341

1930 Jun 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at the inauguration of the Women's Section, Holborn Branch, British Legion, London, on the Legion as a family; the impact of recent war story publications describing the horrors of the Western Front. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/342

1930 Jun 21

Text of speech by Hamilton to the 'Wolf cubs', at the annual rally of the Glasgow County Boy Scouts. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/343

1930 Jun 21

Text of speech by Hamilton as Inspecting Officer, at the annual rally of the Glasgow County Boy Scouts. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/344

1930 Jun 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Remembrance day parade of ex-servicemen's organisations and regimental associations, Glasgow War memorial, urging them to fight for the construction of the Mid-Scotland Ship Canal. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/345

1930 Jul 26

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the British Legion club, Westfield, Woking, Surry, on the dangers of Europeans being seen to lose prestige in India; the relative strengths of the posts of Viceroy and Commander-in-Chief in India. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/346

1930 Aug 30

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Edinburgh City Business Club, on the unsuccessful proceedings of the British Legion to persuade the Government to construct the Forth-Clyde canal in 1922-1923. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/347

1930 Oct 4

Typescript letter from Hamilton to the Press Association, on his recent attendance at the Eleventh Annual Congress of FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants) in the USA. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/348

1930 Oct 14

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Cambridge University Union, opposing the motion, 'That this House believing world peace to be practical politics, calls for the abolition of military training in schools of this country'. 11pp


HAMILTON: 16/349

1930 Oct 30

Typescript letter from Hamilton to the Sunday Chronicle, proposing that the spirit of Armistice Day would encourage cameraderie with ex-enemy nations. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/350

1930 Nov 3

Letter from Hamilton to The Times, paying tribute to the late Lt Gen Sir Edward Cecil Bethune. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/351

1930 Nov 6

Letter from Hamilton to the Daily Mirror, opposing the anti-Armistice Day views of the Rt Rev Herbert Hensley Henson, Bishop of Durham. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/352

1930 Nov 9

Text of speech by Hamilton to Jewish ex-servicemen, London, with his reminiscences of the Zion Mule Corps during the Dardanelles Campaign. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/353

1930 Nov 9

Order of service for the first Jewish ex-servicemen's national armistice service, Horse Guards Parade, London. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/354

1930 Nov 15

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Royal Naval Division luncheon, Crystal Palace, London, on the disaster caused by Great Britain maintaining secret military commitments to France prior to World War One. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/355

1930 Nov 28

Text of speech by Hamilton to a concert for the ex-non commissioned officers and men of 29 Div, London, on the divisional rather than regimental loyalty displayed by soldiers during World War One; his insistence on naming divisions in his dispatches from the Dardanelles, despite opposition from the War Office. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/356

1930 Dec 2

Text of speech by Hamilton on opening the British Legion headquarters, Edmonton, London, criticising those who wished to dispense with Armistice Day commemorations. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/357

1930 Dec 3

Cutting from The Listener, containing 'FIDAC', article by Hamilton, giving his account of the peace resolution passed by the conference of Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combatants, in Washington, USA. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/358

1930 Dec 16

Text of speech by Hamilton to a luncheon of the Anglo-German Association, for Baron Constantin von Neurath, German Ambassador, at the House of Commons, London, on the regeneration of the German economy and architecture; the 'clean sweep' given to German politics by Adolf Hitler; comparisons between the Rhine-Danube canal and the proposed Forth-Clyde project. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/359

1930 Dec 17

Text of vote of thanks by Hamilton to (John Randolph) Shane Leslie for a reading of Leslie's poem 'Epic of Jutland', at Bouverie House, London. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/360

1931 Jan 4

Letter from Hamilton to The Times, on the high standards of recent recruits into the Gordon Highlanders; the dangers of the General Staff interfering in recruiting or administrative affairs of the Adjutant General or Quarter Master General. Published on 6 Jan 1931. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/361

1931 Jan 28

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual meeting of the Officers' Association, British Legion headquarters, London, thanking honorary workers. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/362

1931 Jan 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the 'Burning of slumland' ceremony of a pioneer housing society, setting alight to bonfire of effigies of lice, fleas, bugs etc, Sidney Street, Euston, London. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/363

1931 Feb 21

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference, British Legion Metropolitan Area, London, on the mistakes made by the British Government in disbanding the Army cadets in the cause of disarmament; comparisons with the cadets in the USA and their esteemed value to American society. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/364

1931 Feb 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Manchester, Lancashire, urging resistance to Government attempts to weaken the voluntary system of recruitment, the cadets and Territorial Army; the folly of attempting unilateral disarmament. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/365

1931 Feb 26

Text of speech by Hamilton on opening the Marylebone British Legion club, London. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/366

1931 Mar 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at St Dunstan's anniversary dance, Marylebone Hall, London, paying tribute to St Dunstan's and Capt Sir (Ernest) Beachcroft (Beckwith) Towse; Towse's bravery at Houtnek, Second Boer War, 30 Apr 1900, for which he won his Victoria Cross. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/367

1931 Mar 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Association of London. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/368

1931 Mar 27

Typescript of Hamilton's preface to The cross of Carl by Walter Owen (Grant Richards, London, 1931). 10pp


HAMILTON: 16/369

1931 Apr 10

Typescript of Hamilton's preface to The English adventurers by Clennell Anstruther Wilkinson (Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1931). 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/370

1931 Apr 25

Typescript of 'The landing at Gallipoli', article by Hamilton for the Empire Magazine, referring to 'Tell England', the recent film on the Gallipoli Campaign, and including his impressions of the landing at Anzac Beach, and 2 Bn The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt) landing at X Beach from RN Battleship HMS IMPLACABLE. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/371

1931 Jun 3

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Mounted Infantry Dinner Club, London, paying tribute to the guests (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling and Rt Hon Montagu Collet Norman, Governor of the Bank of England. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/372

1931 Jun 6

Text of speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of a memorial to Cpl John Joseph Farmer, at the Soldiers' Cemetery, Brompton, London, recalling Farmer's action at Majuba Hill, First Boer War, 27 Feb 1881, which won Farmer the Victoria Cross. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/373

1931 Jun 21

Address by Hamilton on being elected President of the British Legion Scotland. Published in the British Legion Scotland Journal, Aug 1931. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/374

1931 Jun 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the British Legion Scotland conference, Inverness, on his election as President. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/375

1931 Jul 19

Text of speech by Hamilton to 500 Scottish women pilgrims to the Western Front war graves, Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, urging them to work for peace. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/376

1931 Jul 26

Typescript of Hamilton's preface to Bud the monkey and other tales of soldiers' pets by Maj Lin MacDonald (alias Maj L K Cunningham), illustrated by Angus MacDonald (Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1932), on the origins of the names 'diggers' and 'Anzacs'. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/377

1931 Aug 1

Text of speech by Hamilton to a British Legion rally, Kinmount, Dumfrieshire, urging other ex-servicemen to join the Legion. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/378

1931 Nov 5

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Glasgow City Business Club, Glasgow, on the deserving case of unemployed ex-servicemen. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/379

[1931 Nov 5]

Personal note for members of the Press attending at the Central Hotel, Glasgow, referring to his earlier speech to the Automobile Club, where he warned of the treatment of the Japanese by the League of Nations would lead to further hostilities with Japan. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/380

1931 Nov 7

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of 51 (Highland) Div, Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, paying tribute to Maj Gen Sir Richard Bannatine-Allason; Hamilton's criticism of the development of British commitments to fight alongside the French prior to World War One; the difficulties encountered by the 4 (Highland) Mountain Artillery Bde in Gallipoli. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/381

1931

Typescript of article by Hamilton for Reveille magazine, on the importance of maintaining remembrance activities for Armistice Day, and the dangers of attempting to forget World War One. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/382

1931 Nov 8

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Town Hall, Paisley, Renfrewshire, on misguided attempts to alter the military character of the remembrance activities for Armistice Day. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/383

1931 Nov 11

Text of speech by Hamilton at Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, on the British Legion as an agent of peace. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/384

1931 Nov 14

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the Royal Naval Division (RND) Officers' Association, London, responding to the toast of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, praising Churchill's founding of the RND, and its judicious use at Antwerp in 1914, as reiterated by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart in his Foch (Eyre and Spottiswoode; Little, Brown, 1931). 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/385

1931 Nov 30

Text of speech by Hamilton to the first reunion dinner of taxi-cab drivers trained by the British Legion Metropolitan Area School, London, on the dangers of Great Britain attempting to intervene in Japan's invasion of Manchuria. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/386

1931 Dec 12

Text of speech by Hamilton on opening the North Lambeth British Legion club, London, on personal appeals he received from unemployed ex-servicemen. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/387

1932 Feb 20

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Metropolitan Area annual conference, London, on the dangers of Great Britain attempting to intervene in Japan's invasion of Manchuria; his account of the Legion meeting with Rt Hon Sir Henry Bucknall Betterton, Minister of Labour, regarding the treatment received by ex-servicemen from Pension Advisory Committees. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/388

1932 Feb 23

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner, 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Manchester, Lancashire, warning against British intervention in the First Battle of Shanghai, China, 1932; the reticence of FM Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, to storm a city, as exemplified by Delhi, India, in 1857, Charasia, Afghanistan, in 1879 and Pretoria, Transvaal, in 1900. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/389

1932 Feb 29

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Ladysmith Dinner at the Cavalry Club, London, praising the decision of FM Sir George Stewart White not to abandon Ladysmith during the Second Boer War. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/390

1932 Feb

Typescript of Hamilton's preface to The tragedy of the Dardanelles by Edmond Delage, translated by Winifred Ray (John Lane, London, 1932). 13pp


HAMILTON: 16/391

1932 Mar 11

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing the toast of the London County Council British Legion, Florence Restaurant, London. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/392/1

1932 Mar 18

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner, Glasgow and Lanarkshire Association of London, replying to the toast of the chairman. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/392/2

1932 Apr 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at Fife Gallipoli Club, St Andrews, Fife, warning against the commemoration of 'Gallipoli Day' being merged with 'Anzac Day' 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/393

1932 Apr 25

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Anzac Day reunion, Anzac Fellowship of Women (London Branch), including his reading of the poem 'Monument on Cape Helles', by an anonymous ex-soldier of 42 (East Lancashire) Div. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/394

1932 Apr 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Twenty Ninth Division Association, Trocadero Restaurant, London, proposing the health of the 29 Div. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/395

1932 Jun 6

Text of speech by Hamilton at a rally of the British Legion, Minehead, Somerset, on the Legion's work and camaraderie. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/396

1932 Jul 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at a luncheon of the British Empire Service league, London, proposing the health of Maj Gen Hon Sir Granville de Laune Ryrie, retiring High Commissioner for Australia in Great Britain. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/397

1932 Sep 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at the British Legion, Metropolitan Area rally and sports, Hyde Park, London. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/398

1932 Oct 15

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the British Legion premises, Kirkintilloch, Stirlingshire. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/399

1932 Oct 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the City Imperial Volunteers, Harrods, London, paying tribute to their service at the battle of Doornkop, Second Boer War, 29 May 1900. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/400

1932 [Oct]

'The last bulwark', letter from Hamilton to the Vossische Zeitung, containing 85th birthday greetings and a tribute to German President FM Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/401

1932 Oct 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual meeting of the King's Roll Clerks Association, London, on the plight of ex-servicemen competing for jobs against young women. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/402

1932 Nov 3

Text of speech by Hamilton at a civic reception, Ayr, Scotland, for the Earl Haig Fund Appeal, on tariff reform and ex-service unemployment. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/403

1932 Nov 3

Text of speech by Hamilton to the City Business Club, Glasgow, on the danger of war should Great Britain intervene against the Japanese in Manchuria; the necessity of the League of Nations revising the territorial stipulations of the Treaty of Versailles. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/404

1932 Nov 4

Text of speech by Hamilton to pupils of Queen's Park Higher Grade School, Glasgow, on his medals and his poppy. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/405

1932 Nov 6

Text of speech by Hamilton at Westminster Abbey in honour of the black soldiers of World War One. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/406

1932 Nov 10

Armistice day message given by Hamilton to Hearst newspapers of the USA, for American veterans. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/407

1932 Nov 11

Text of speech by Hamilton at service of remembrance, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, paying tribute to the presence of Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, Prince of Wales, at the service. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/408

1932 Nov 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Royal Naval Division (RND) Officers' Association, London, on the romance of the service of the RND in contrast to the attritional warfare of the Western Front during World War One. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/409

1932 Nov 25

Text of lecture by Hamilton on the Dardanelles Campaign to the British Legion, Birkenhead, Cheshire, including his criticism of the direction provided by the Dardanelles Committee; the constitution of the Dardanelles Commission; the failure of the Turks to exploit the expected evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula; his failure to counter the reports of Keith Arthur Murdoch on the conduct of the campaign. 43pp


HAMILTON: 16/410

1933 Mar 2

Typescript of address by Hamilton as Lord Rector to the students of Edinburgh University, criticizing the League of Nations for its inability to effect international disarmament and for its provocation of Japan by the arms embargo, proposing that Hong Kong and Singapore were vulnerable to Japanese attack, and calling for international control over civil aircraft to prevent their use in war. 32pp. With edition of The Student, 7 Mar 1933, containing printed version of the speech.


HAMILTON: 16/411

1933 Mar 2

Text of speech by Hamilton at Edinburgh University Men's Union luncheon, on the importance of education to the soldier. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/412

1933 Mar 2

Text of speech by Hamilton at Edinburgh University Women's Union tea, congratulating them on the role achieved by women in the university. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/413

1933 Mar 3

Text of speech by Hamilton at a whist drive and dance, Colinton British Legion, Edinburgh, Scotland, on the loss of money by his father at whist. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/414

1933 Mar 4

Text of speech by Hamilton at dinner in his honour, University of Edinburgh, on his procession through Edinburgh in a students' parade. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/415

1933 Mar 4

Text of speech by Hamilton at performance of an assault at arms, University of Edinburgh, thanking those concerned. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/416

1933 Mar 10

Text of speech by Hamilton to the dinner of the British Legion, Savoy Hotel, London, in honour of Hamilton's 80th birthday, on the early days of the Legion. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/417

1933 Mar 19

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Balham and Clapham, London, on the presentation of a portrait and watch to Mr Peet, the standard bearer. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/418

1933 Mar 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Association of London, supporting the draft disarmament convention submitted by Rt Hon James Ramsay MacDonald MP, Prime Minister, to the Geneva Disarmament Conference. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/419

1933 May 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the British Legion Women's Section, London. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/420

1933 May 19

Text of speech by Hamilton thanking those concerned at a concert in aid of the Paddington British Legion, Scala Theatre, London. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/421

1933 May 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at a party to advertise Imperial wines, Piccadilly Hotel, London. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/422

1933 Jun 14

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the Edinburgh University Club of London, on the injury to Hamilton's left wrist received at the Battle of Majuba Hill, First Boer War, 1881, and Hamilton's subsequent treatment by Dr D Blair Brown and Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/423

1933 Jun 18

Text of speech by Hamilton held on the battlefield, in commemoration of the battle of Bothwell Bridge, Covenanter Rebellion, 22 Jun 1679, and on the attitude of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland towards Scottish Jews. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/424

1933 Jun 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at a poodle prize-giving, Ranelagh. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/425

1933 Jun 30

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing the health of Henry Woodd Nevinson, at a luncheon given in Nevinson's honour, Criterion Restaurant, London. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/426

1933 Jul 16

Text of speech by Hamilton to the East Anglian British Legion, Colchester, Essex, on the duration of public affection for soldiers after the Second Boer War and the Russo-Japanese War. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/427

1933 Jul 17

Typescript of article by Hamilton for the Glasgow Bulletin in the form of a letter to a grandson giving philosophical advice on life. 9pp


HAMILTON: 16/428

1933 Aug 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at a picnic for the British Legion club for the unemployed of Edinburgh, on the work of Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, Prince of Wales, for the unemployed in Scotland; a satirical newspaper article which had proposed Hamilton as a candidate for a British dictator. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/429

1933 Aug

Typescript of Hamilton's poem 'To the pretty girls of Glasgow' for Red poppy magazine. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/430

[1933 Sep]

Typescript of letter from Hamilton to The Times, protesting against the proposals of Rt Hon Lord Hugh (Richard Heathcote) Cecil MP, to allow the further admission of German Jewish refugees into Great Britain. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/431

[1933] Sep

Typescript of Hamilton's poem 'The scout and the colonel', written at the request of the Warden of the St Giles' Boys' Club on the subject of 'how can you best serve your country'. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/432

1933 Sep 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the emergency conference, Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, held to consider the decision of the Legion's National Executive Council to handle all war pension cases directly with the Ministry of Pensions. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/433

1933 Oct 15

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, on his playing golf at North Berwick, Haddington. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/434

1933 Oct

Galley proof of Hamilton's article for the Edinburgh Evening News on the 350th anniversary of the founding of the University of Edinburgh. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/435

1933 Oct 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the student's Representative Council, Edinburgh University Union, in response to the toast of 'the university'. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/436

1933 Nov 9

Text of speech by Hamilton appealing on behalf of the Earl Haig Fund, at the luncheon given by the City Business Club, Glasgow, for Poppy Day organisers and sellers. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/437

1933 Nov 10

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Students of Glasgow University, recalling the occasion when he and Sir Henry Irving, actor, were given honorary degrees by Glasgow University in 1899. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/438

1933 Nov 18

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars, on his reminiscences on the Hussars prior to World War One; on his dismissal of Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, war correspondent, from the Gallipoli peninsula, and Hamilton's attempts to invite Harry Lawson Webster Lawson, 1st Viscount Burnham, then Chairman of the Newspaper Proprietors' Association, to come to Gallipoli. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/439

1933 Nov 24

Text of speech by Hamilton presiding at the Press Club Services' Night dinner. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/440

1933 Dec 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the International Poodle Society's luncheon, Connaught Rooms, London. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/441

1934 Jan 16

Text of speech by Hamilton responding for the guests at the Public Schools Exploring Society dinner, Savoy Hotel, London, criticising the abolition of the post of Inspector General of Overseas Forces. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/442

1934 Jan 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Fleet Street British Legion annual dinner, London, on the reasons for his forthcoming visit to Berlin, Germany, to receive from German President FM Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, the drums of 2 Bn Gordon Highlanders which were left in Belgium and brought to Germany during World War One. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/443

1934 Jan 30

Typescript account by Hamilton of his receiving of the drums of 2 Bn Gordon Highlanders from German Gen Werner von Blomberg, Minister of War, at a ceremony at the War Ministry, Berlin, Germany. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/444

1934 Feb 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Metropolitan Area British Legion annual conference, London, on the proposal to reallocate branches of the Metropolitan Area to the Legion's Home Counties and South Eastern Regions. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/445

1934 Feb 22

Text of speech by Hamilton to the North District, Metropolitan Area, British Legion, London, on the proposal to reallocate branches of the Metropolitan Area to the Legion's Home Counties and South Eastern Regions. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/446

1934 Feb 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Manchester, on the conduct of 1 Bn The Manchester Regt during the siege of Ladysmith, Second Boer War, 1899-1900, and on his recent meeting with German Gen Werner von Blomberg, German Minister of War. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/447

1934 Mar 1

Text of speech by Hamilton replying for the guests at a dinner given by The Student (Edinburgh University magazine), North British Hotel, Edinburgh. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/448

1934 Mar 2

Typescript letter from Hamilton to the Daily Record and Daily Mail, deploring the recent departure of 1 Bn The Manchester Regt for overseas service without any organised farewell. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/449

1934 Mar 2

Text of speech by Hamilton to the dinner of the British Legion Scotland headquarters, Edinburgh, on the role of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, in the constitution of the Field Force Canteen Funds of the Second Boer War, as a predecessor of the United Services Fund after World War One. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/450

1934 Mar 9

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing the toast to the guests of the annual banquet of the Glasgow and Lanarkshire Association of London, including Sir John Lavery, and Lavery's attempts to have a portrait of Adolf Hitler included in the National Portrait Gallery. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/451

1934 Mar 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the Parish Hall, St Andrew's Church, South Croydon, Surrey, to be used as club house by the British Legion, on the 'means test' and war disability pensions; the danger of war from the Treaty of Versailles. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/452

1934 Apr 4

Address by Hamilton as president to the British Universities Congress, Edinburgh, on the international political and domestic economic situations. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/453

1934 Apr 9

Text of speech by Hamilton thanking Sir William Johnston Thomson, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, for his reception of delegates of the British Universities Congress. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/454

1934 Apr 25

Typescript of 'Anzac day', radio broadcast by Hamilton, on current Gallipoli day commemorations; the contributions of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Naval Air Service, and his difficulties in securing replacement drafts of troops during the Gallipoli Campaign. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/455

1934 May 28

Address by Hamilton to the Chelsea Pensioners, on their Founder's Day parade. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/456

1934 Jun 10

Text of speech by Hamilton to the South Poplar Branch British Legion, London, after laying a wreath to 18 school children killed during a day-light air raid, Jun 1917, proposing that the modern technology of war would remove the inclination of men to fight. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/457

1934 Jun 13

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Rhodes' Scholars, Oxford, on Hamilton's meetings with Cecil (John) Rhodes in 1877-1878, and in South Africa in 1900; Rhodes' vision of Africa and its future. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/458

1934 Jun 20

Text of speech by Hamilton at the University of Glasgow, proposing the toast of the university. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/459

1934 Jun 27

Text of speech by Hamilton presenting the painting 'Quatre bras' by his brother Vereker Monteith Hamilton to the High Commissioner for New Zealand, with an account of Vereker's other military paintings and Vereker's links to William Swainson, New Zealand naturalist. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/460

1934 Jun 30

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, appealing for amity with Germany, and comparing German President FM Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg to Gen Rt Hon Sir Redvers Henry Buller, and German Gen Werner von Blomberg, German Minister of War, to FM Sir William Robert Robertson, 1st Bt. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/461

1934 Jul 5

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Ceylon Service Dinner, London, contrasting the relative vulnerability of Singapore and Trincomalee to invasion; proposing that Germany, Austria and Hungary be the barriers against Communism. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/462

1934 Jul 14

Text of speech by Hamilton to British Legion, Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, on his tribute to the services of 49 (West Riding) Div and 62 (West Riding) Div; his admiration for Rudolf Hess, after meeting him in Jan 1934. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/463

1934 Jul 15

Text of speech by Hamilton at Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, on the occasion of Gen Sir Bindon Blood receiving the freedom of the borough and laying of wreaths on the Dardanelles memorial there, including Hamilton's tribute to Blood and the rank and file soldiers who served on Gallipoli. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/464

1934 Jul 19

Text of speech by Hamilton presenting the Certificate of Merit to Stoke Newington British Legion, London. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/465

1934 Jul 21

Text of speech by Hamilton at the last speech day at Cheam School old school premises, on his early schooldays at Cheam. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/466

1934 Aug

Typescript of 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). 10pp


HAMILTON: 16/467

1934 Aug

Typescript of Hamilton's preface to Gallipoli revisited by William Edward Stanton Hope (Stanton Hope, London, 1934). 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/468

1934 Sep

Typescript of radio broadcast by Hamilton regarding his judgement on the question posed by the Caledonian Society of South Africa as to wearing of the kilt by girls. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/469

1934 Sep 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at the opening of the British Legion Headquarters, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, recalling his meeting William Thomson, Chairman of Lanarkshire County Council, in 1900; Hamilton's proposal that British Legion Scotland members have a thistle carved on their tombstones in memory of their services to others. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/470

1934

Typescript of article by Hamilton for Red Poppy magazine, with reminiscences of poppies in his own life and career. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/471

1934 Oct 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at the farewell parade of 2 Bn Gordon Highlanders, Aldershot, Hampshire, prior to their departure for Gibraltar. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/472

1934 Oct 10

Text of speech by Hamilton opening a special conference of the British Legion Metropolitan Area, London, to discuss the new Unemployment Insurance Act. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/473

1934 Oct 17

Typescript of article by Hamilton for The Student, Edinburgh University Magazine, on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Students' Representative Council (published 15 Nov 1934). 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/474

1934 Nov 8

Text of speech by Hamilton at the City Business Club luncheon, Glasgow, on the likely effect of the public seeing the new British International Pictures' documentary film of World War One, 'Forgotten men'. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/475

1934 Nov 9

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Glasgow Publicity Club, comparing the liners QUEEN MARY and BREMEN; his preference to fight alongside Germans; a supposed spiritualist message from the late German President FM Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/476

1934 Nov 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at Winchburgh British Legion Club, Linthligow, on the dangers of prompting a war with Germany by sending British troops to police the Saar. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/477

1934 Nov 17

Text of speech by Hamilton replying for the guests at the dinner of the Associated Societies, Edinburgh University. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/478

1934 Nov 20

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing the toast 'fifty years' at a luncheon on the 50th jubilee of the Students' Representative Council, Edinburgh University Union. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/479

1935 Jan 30

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual meeting of the Officers' Association Council, British Legion, London, thanking volunteer workers. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/480

1935 Jan 7

Typescript of article from the Gibraltar Chronicle on the parade of 1 and 2 Bns Gordon Highlanders in Gibraltar, the first meeting of the battalions since 1898. 9pp


HAMILTON: 16/481

1935 Jan 12

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Fleet Street British Legion, London, urging Jews not to interfere with German intentions in the Saar. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/482

1935 Feb 23

Text of speech by Hamilton to the dinner of the Defenders of Ladysmith, London, quoting part of the account made by Sgt Maj G Olden, 28 Feb 1902, of action of C Squadron, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers, during the Battle of Elandslaagte, Second Boer War, 21 Oct 1899. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/483

1935 Feb 26

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Manchester, Lancashire, on his introducing Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, Secretary of State for War, to Militia and Volunteer Colonels at Tidworth House, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in 1907; the dangers of Government underfunding of the Territorial Army, and its required mechanisation. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/484

1935 Feb 27

Text of part of speech by Hamilton to the South African War Veterans' Association, Leeds, Yorkshire, quoting part of the account made by Sgt Maj G Olden, 28 Feb 1902, of action of C Squadron, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers, during the Battle of Elandslaagte, Second Boer War, 21 Oct 1899. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/485

1935 Feb 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the fourth annual dinner of the 'Jocks' (the Scottish Regimental Association of Yorkshire), Leeds Town hall, Yorkshire, on the problems of nationalism in Europe; his proposals that an air pact be made to guarantee Austria's borders and deny use of the air to continental powers. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/486

1935 Mar 2

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the Metropolitan Area, British Legion, comprising a summary of the Legion's origins 1918-1922, and significant events in Hamilton's presidency of the Area. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/487

1935 Mar 15

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of 52 (Lowland) Division, Edinburgh, on the necessity of an air pact between Great Britain and Germany; his speculation as to how FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome and German FM Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg would have settled the same. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/488

1935 Apr 23

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Berkshire Yeomanry war memorial, Minster Church, Reading, Berkshire, on the service of the yeomanry prior to and during World War One; his request for support for associations cultivating friendly relations between ex-enemies and ex-allies. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/489

1935 Apr

Typescript of 'If you want war prepare for peace' article by Hamilton for Editorial and Literary Services, London, condemning the decision of the London County Council to abolish cadet training corps in their secondary schools. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/490

1935 Apr 25

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Anzac Fellowship of Women, Australia House, London, on the attempts of a Turkish 'poet laureate' to versify the role of Mustapha Kemal Ataturk during the Gallipoli Campaign. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/491

1935 Apr 25

Text of speech by Hamilton 'To the glorious memory of the fallen at Gallipoli and Anzac', made at the Imperial Service Club, London, comparing the Gallipoli Campaign to the Siege of Troy. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/492

1935 Apr 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at a welcome home dinner given by Old Comrades' Associations of the Gordon Highlanders to 1 Bn Gordon Highlanders, Edinburgh. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/493

1935 Apr 29

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of The Student (Edinburgh University magazine), Edinburgh, on the constitution of the Students' Representative Council and the value of Charities Week. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/494

1937 May 31

Typescript of BBC radio broadcast by Hamilton on the signing of the Treaty of Vereeniging, 31 May 1902, and the ending of Second Boer War, including his meeting with FM Rt Hon Jan Christiaan Smuts prior to the signing; the peace aims of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome; the current plight of South African War veterans. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/495

1935 Jun 8

Text of speech by Hamilton opening the fete of the Women Students in aid of the University Settlement, Edinburgh. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/496

1935 Jun 22

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the British Legion Scotland, Peebles, on the financial positions of the English and Scottish Legions relative to the Earl Haig Fund and the United Services Fund. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/497

1935 Jul 14

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, South Shields, County Durham, urging the British Government to negotiate an air forces pact with Germany. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/498

1935 Jul 21

Text of speech by Hamilton at a rally of the Northern District of London British Legion and North London Legion of Frontiersmen, Edmonton, London, requesting they support the visit of British Legion National Chairman Maj Francis William Crewe Fetherstone-Godley to Germany. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/499

1935 Sep 12

Text of speech by Hamilton introducing Rt Hon Charles Gordon, 11th Marquess of Huntly, and asking him to open the new barracks of the Gordon Highlanders, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, Scotland. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/500

1935 Sep

Typescript of article by Hamilton for the Red Poppy magazine, on recent articles by Gilbert Frankau and Emil Ludwig on the European crisis; Ludwig as a German war correspondent in the Dardanelles; the need for Imperial economic barriers to combat Italian and Japanese attempts to exploit their cheap labour in Abyssinia and Manchuria. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/501

1935 Oct 5

Text of speech by Hamilton at the 35th annual dinner of the City Imperial Volunteers (CIV), London, with advice to the Abyssinians as to their method of fighting the Italians; his tribute to the CIV at the battle of Doornkop, Second Boer War, 29 May 1900. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/502

1935 Oct 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the National Executive Meeting of the British Legion Scotland, to receive the result of Area Councils' referendum on relations with former enemies, with Hamilton's views on the vote, Jewish influence in the British Legion, and the conflicting interests of British Jews in maintaining peace or starting a war with Germany. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/503

1935 Oct 15

Typescript of preface by Hamilton to High treason by Col Victor K Kaledin (Hurst and Blackett, London, 1936). 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/504

1935 Oct 16

Script by Hamilton on personal achievement and happiness for his appearance in the film 'Signposts of success'. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/505

1935 Oct 18

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Clan Campbell dinner, Glasgow, expressing sympathy for Jews in Germany but urging that German ex-servicemen or citizens should not be censured. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/506

1935 Oct 26

Text of speech by Hamilton at a farewell dinner given to him by the University of Edinburgh students at the Women's Union, Edinburgh, on the completion of his term of office as Lord Rector of the university. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/507

1935 Nov 7

Text of speech by Hamilton at the City Business Club, Glasgow, to inaugurate Poppy Day. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/508

1935 Nov 7

Text of speech by Hamilton at a British Legion Scotland Concert, Glasgow, urging friendship with France, Germany and Italy. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/509

1935 Nov 10

Order of service for Remembrance Day at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinurgh, at which Hamilton read the lesson. Printed. 15pp


HAMILTON: 16/510

1935 Nov 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at a memorial service, Western branch, British Legion, Edinburgh, at the memorial in Princes Street Gardens, given by American Scots. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/511

1935 Nov 21

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Aberdeen University Club dinner, Café Royal, London, on his connections by birth with Aberdeen and the Gordon Highlanders. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/512

1935 Nov 23

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing the toast of the Royal Naval Division (RND), at the 'coming of age' (21st anniversary) dinner of the RND. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/513

1935 Dec 20

Text of speech by Hamilton on the occasion of his being made an Honorary Life Member of the Edinburgh University Union, giving an account of the adventures of Dr Martin, Ethiopian Ambassador, as a baby. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/514

1936 Jan

Typescript of article by Hamilton for Pro Patria, British Legion Scotland journal, on patriotism and nationalism; the Rt Hon Stanley Baldwin MP as Prime Minister. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/515

1936 Jan

Typescript of article by Hamilton for The Old Contemptible magazine, expressing sympathy for Wilhelm Hohenzollern, ex William II, Kaiser of Germany, and the Kaiser's naming of the British Army as 'contemptible'. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/516

1936 Jan 8

Typescript of article by Hamilton for VAN (University of Edinburgh Athletic Union news), on relations between the Students' Representative Council and the Athletic Club in promoting physical culture. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/517

1936 Jan

Typescript of preface by Hamilton to Letters from Helles by Col Sir Henry Clayton Darlington (Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1936). 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/518

1936 Jan 18

Typescript of obituary by Hamilton on (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling for the Daily Sketch, including Hamilton's acquaintance of Kipling in India in 1886, and Hamilton's attempts to have Kipling's story, 'The mark of the beast' published in England. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/519

1936 Feb 15

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, on his relinquishment of the post of President. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/520

1936 Feb 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Manchester, Lancashire, on the sale by the Rt Hon Andrew Bonar Law MP of the Steam Ship RIVER CLYDE to Spain, and attempts to buy her back; the need for a cabinet post of Minister of Defence, and its implications for the Territorial Army. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/521

1936 Feb 27

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Oxford and Cambridge miniature rifle teams, on the occasion of the varsity shooting match, describing his own career in the training of musketry, and the need for clay pigeon shooting to be added to competitions, in order to train at shooting aircraft. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/522

1936 Feb 28

Anzac day message by Hamilton for the Australian Press of good wishes and peace. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/523

1936 Mar 7

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the Veterans of Laysmith, London, on the chivalrous behaviour towards the British Red Cross hospitals shown by the Boers during the Siege of Ladysmith, Second Boer War, 1899-1900, and by the Turks during the Gallipoli Campaign. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/524

1936 Mar 21

Text of speech by Hamilton at the first annual dinner of 'U' Company, 4 Bn Gordon Highlanders, London, describing his arrival at an inspection of an Officers' Training Corps at Nairn, Scotland, by a De Havilland DH80 Puss Moth aircraft; the danger of a war arising from an agreement of the British and French General Staffs on a mutual military policy. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/525

1936 Apr 2

Typescript of preface by Hamilton to The Liao-Yang Campaign by Lt Col Alfred Higgins Burne (William Clowes, London, 1936). 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/526

1936 Apr 2

Typescript of message by Hamilton [for a broadcast on the history of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment]. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/527

1936 Apr 20

Typescript of Hamilton's BBC radio 'Broadcast on books', recommending various classic and contemporary books, including The Spanish farm by Ralph Hale Mottram (Chatto & Windus, London, 1924); The case of Sergeant Grischa by Arnold Zweig (Martin Secker, London, 1928); Gallipoli: the fading vision by Maj John Francis Allen North (Faber and Faber, London, 1936). 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/528

1936 Apr 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Gallipoli 21st anniversary luncheon given by the Empire Service Club, London, on the proposed re-fortification of the Dardanelles Straits. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/529

1936 Apr 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at 29 Div officers' dinner, London, on the perception of 29 Div in Australia; the close escape of Gen Sir Henry de Beauvoir de Lisle from the Germans in 1918. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/530

1936 Apr 26

Text of speech by Hamilton at a parade of veterans of 29 Div, Horse Guards Parade, London, on FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, and Kitchener's attitude to generals who demanded reinforcements. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/531

1936 Apr 30

Typescript of article by Hamilton for Pearson's Journal, contradicting a letter of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP to The Times of 20 April 1936, which had pointed to previous German acts of aggression against France. Published as 'Famous general hits out', 23 May 1936. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/532

1936 May 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at a reunion dinner and dance of the South African War Veterans' Association, on the progress of the Association's fundraising measures. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/533

1936 May 18

Typescript of Hamilton's obituary on FM Edmund (Henry Hynman) Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe, for The Daily Sketch. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/534

1936 May 18

Typescript of Hamilton's obituary on FM Edmund (Henry Hynman) Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe, for The Student (Edinburgh University magazine). 2pp and cutting


HAMILTON: 16/535

1936 May 20

List of guests accepting invitations for an afternoon party for ex-servicemen from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and the USA, at 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/536

1936 May 20

Text of speech by Hamilton at the sixth annual conference of the South African War Veterans' Association, Harrogate, Yorkshire, on the progress of the Association's fundraising measures. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/537

1936 Jun 11

Text of preface by Hamilton to The heart awakes [Das Herz ist wach] letters of love, edited by M. B Kennicott [pseudonym of Gertrud Hamer], translated by Cyrus Brooks and Marjorie Laurie (G. Allen & Unwin, London, 1936). 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/538

1936 Jun 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the 200th anniversary of the Manchester Luncheon Club, on the failure of the League of Nations to bring peace to Europe; his love of peace inspired by his unveiling of war memorials; his advocacy of friendship with Germany as natural allies. 7pp


HAMILTON: 16/539

1936 Jul 13

Text of speech by Hamilton at British Legion Scotland annual conference, Troon, Ayrshire, demanding that the disparity in wages between munitions workers and private soldiers during World War One should not be repeated in any future war; his suggestion that the Legion should form the core of a national defence force. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/540

1936 Jul 19

Text of speech by Hamilton at a rally of the Derbyshire British Legion, urging peace with Germany, and warning of the threat hostile aircraft would pose to London. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/541

1936 Jul 30

Text of speech by Hamilton to the luncheon given by the Border Area of the British Legion Scotland to the Canadian pilgrims to the battlefields of the Western Front, with his recollection of his inspection of the 48th Highlanders in 1930, and the arrival of the 1st Newfoundland Regt in Gallipoli, Oct 1915. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/542

1936 Aug 30

Text of speech by Hamilton at British Legion Scotland concert, Portobello, Edinburgh, on the refusal of the Scottish Legion to unite with the English Legion. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/543

1936 Sep 1

Typescript of poem by Hamilton for the cover of Reveille magazine. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/544

1936 Sep 12

Text of speech by Hamilton to the newly formed Haddington British Legion, Scotland, with advice on choosing a delegate for conferences; describing Edward VIII, King of Great Britain and Ireland, as Britain's best ambassador. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/545

1936 Oct 11

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Stroud, Gloucestershire, on the feats of the Gloucestershire Yeomanry (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars) and 7 Bn The Gloucester Regt at Gallipoli. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/546

1936 Nov 5

Text of speech by Hamilton to the luncheon of the City Business Club, Glasgow, on the occasion of the presentation of a record made by Gracie Fields, singer, to be sold for the Earl Haig Fund. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/547

[1936 Nov]

Typescript of part of an Armistice Day radio broadcast by Hamilton to Scotland, defending the continued commemoration of Armistice Day. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/548

1936 Nov 21

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the Royal Naval Division Officers' Association, London, on his being despatched by FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, in Aug 1914, on tours of inspections of troops in the north of England and Scotland. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/549

1936 Nov 26

Letter by Hamilton to the Cambridge University Pacifist Weekly, on the vindictiveness of the League of Nations in maintaining the Treaty of Versailles; the insult to Germany done by the refusal of British universities to send delegates to the 550th anniversary celebrations of Heidelburg University, Germany. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/550

1936 Dec 19

Text of speech by Hamilton presenting the Prunier trophy for the biggest catch of herrings to Skipper Mair and the crew of the BOY ANDREW, at the Restaurant Prunier, London. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/551

1937 Feb 3

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing a toast to Scottish writers, at the Foyles' luncheon, London, and his links to England, their England by Archibald Gordon Macdonell (Macmillan & Co, London, 1933). 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/552

1937 Feb 6

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, on the portents of a coming war; his tribute to the generosity of Ignacy (Jan) Paderewski to the Legion. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/553

1937 Feb 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner, Northern Branch of the Royal Naval Division, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; his proposals for disarmament. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/554

1937 Mar 6

Text of speech by Hamilton at the supper of the rank and file of 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Manchester, Lancashire, on the mistake of Great Britain rearming again in favour of Russia and France, and against Germany. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/555

1937 Apr 26

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Anzac Fellowship of Women, Australia House, London. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/556

1937 May 11

Text of address by Hamilton at the pre-coronation service of intercession, Queen's Hall, London, on the importance of the crown to the British Empire, and of ex-servicemen of former enemies in maintaining international peace 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/557

1937 May 14

Cutting from The Record, reporting proceedings of the day of intercession and conference at the Queen's Hall, London. 1 cutting


HAMILTON: 16/558

[1937] Apr 28

Text of speech by Hamilton to ex-servicemen of the Gordon Highlanders, Edinburgh, on the persistence of their clan spirit. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/559

1937 Jun 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the British Legion Scotland, St Andrews, Fife, proposing that German FM Werner von Blomberg, German Minister of War, should have been given a more receptive welcome in Britain, and that the British Army should revert to red tunics. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/560

1937 Jul

Typescript of a preface by Hamilton to a history of the British Legion Scotland giving an account of the origins of the Legion from other ex-service organisations, 1918-1921. 9pp


HAMILTON: 16/561

1937 Aug 8

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Cambuslang British Legion, Glasgow, Scotland, praising Hitler's work for German university students, and criticizing British citizens who had either stated they would refuse to fight in a future war or who denounced foreign dictators. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/562

1937 Aug 15

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Dunbar, Haddington, on the battle of Dunbar, 1650, and his advice to avoid those who would criticise foreign regimes. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/563

1937 Oct 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Fleet Street British Legion, London, advocating the eating of herrings to help fishermen. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/564

1937

Typescript of article by Hamilton for the Red Poppy magazine, calling for the dissolution of the existing League of Nations and advocating a league of all European states. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/565

1937 Nov

Typescript of article by Hamilton for the British Legion Scotland Journal, foretelling the start and scope of a coming 'world' war, and blaming pacifists for its onset. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/566

1937 Nov 4

Text of speech by Hamilton at the luncheon of the City Business Club, Glasgow, Scotland, to inaugurate the Poppy Day appeal, on the aims of the British Legion for peace as opposed to pacifism. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/567

1937 Nov 5

Text of speech by Hamilton at Kilmun British Legion, Argyllshire, recalling his arrival at Kilmun as a baby in 1853. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/568

1937 Nov 21

Text of appeal on behalf of the Poppy Day fund, made at Davis' Theatre, Croydon, Surrey. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/569

1937 Nov 30

Text of speech by Hamilton at the 273rd anniversary dinner of the Royal Scottish Corporation, London, warning of the vulnerability of Singapore to capture by the Japanese Army. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/570

1937 Dec 6

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Fleet Street British Legion, London, advocating the revival of the post of Inspector General of Overseas Forces. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/571

1937 Dec 15

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing a vote of thanks to voluntary workers of the Officers' Association, British Legion, London. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/572

1937 Dec 18

Text of speech by Hamilton at British Legion Christmas party, Services Rendered Club, Wandsworth, London, on his presenting prizes to football pool winners; the Japanese threat to Singapore and Hong Kong. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/573

1938 Jan 22

Text of speech by Hamilton as guest of honour, Monte Carlo Club, Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo, on the nature of gambling. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/574

1938 Feb 19

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, advocating Great Britain ally herself with other European states rather than the USA. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/575

1938 Feb 26

Text of speech by Hamilton to 100 ex-Dardanelles soldiers of the Edinburgh District Post Office, on the meaning of the badge of the Fife Gallipoli Club. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/576

1938 Feb 27

Typescript of Hamilton's BBC radio broadcast for the 'I was there' series on the battle of Majuba Hill 1881, First Boer War. 8pp


HAMILTON: 16/577

1938 Mar 11

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Manchester, Lancashire, on the danger of war caused by British insults to Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Ambassador. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/578

1938 Apr 23

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Australian Imperial Force dinner, London, on the lack of support for operations in the Dardanelles from the Western Front; the reasonable nature of the German demand for colonies. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/579

1938 May 3

Text of speech by Hamilton at a dinnner of the PEN Club, London, paying tribute to the chairman Henry Woodd Nevinson. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/580

1938 May 14

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Cheshunt and Waltham Cross British Legion, Hertfordshire, on his admiration of the Sudeten Germans. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/581

1938 May 21

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion rally, Exeter, Devon, on his letter from a South African War veteran of the Devonshire Regt. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/582

1938 Jun 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the annual conference of the British Legion Scotland, on the lesson given by the war dead to be friendly to former enemies. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/583

1938 Jun 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the South African War Veterans' Association, Empire Exhibition, Glasgow, in reply to the welcome given by Sir Iain Colquhoun, 14th Bt. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/584

1938 Jun 25

Text of speech by Hamilton at the luncheon of the South African War Veterans' Association, Glasgow, with an account of his taking the salute in place of FM Paul Sanford Methuen, 3rd Baron Methuen, during a parade of ex-servicemen in Glasgow, Jul 1925. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/585

1938 Jun 30

Text of speech by Hamilton at the dinner of the Land Agents' Society, London, on the help given to farmers by their land agents. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/586

1938 Jul 20

Text of speech by Hamilton on Hamilton's inspection of 1 Bn Gordons Highlanders, Aldershot, Hampshire, on his joining 1 Bn in 1884 prior to the the First Sudan Expedition; the 'gaiety' of the Gordons. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/587

1938 Aug 14

Text of speech by Hamilton at the drumhead service of the British Legion Scotland, Helensburgh, Dumbarton, on his recent visit to Germany with a party of British ex-servicemen, and their role in stimulating friendly relations between Great Britain and Germany. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/588

1938 Aug 21

Text of speech by Hamilton on opening the Gifford Horticultural Society show, Haddington, on eradicating ragwort from the Scottish countryside. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/589

1938 Aug 24

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Dunbar, Haddington, on his recent visit to Adolf Hitler, and his plea that British people should not provoke Germans into a war. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/590

1938 Sep 6

Text of speech by Hamilton to 60 blind men at Blenheim House, North Berwick, Haddington, disagreeing with remarks in the press calling for Germany to be outlawed. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/591

1938 Sep 10

Text of speech by Hamilton on opening the Haddington centenary flower show, on the contrasts between the Scottish and German landscapes. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/592

1938 Oct 31

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual halloween dinner of the London Scottish (the Gordon Highlanders), toasting the exploits of the London Scottish during the Second Boer War and World War One. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/593

1938 Nov 3

Text of speech by Hamilton at the luncheon of the City Business Club, Glasgow, Scotland, to inaugurate the Poppy Day appeal, and his hopes for peace with Germany. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/594

1938 Nov 11

Text of speech by Hamilton at the Festival of Remembrance, St Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, urging Rt Hon Sir John Anderson, Lord Privy Seal, to raise a voluntary civilian army in the manner of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/595

1938

Typescript of Hamilton's preface for The life of a regiment-the history of the Gordon Highlanders vol 3 1898-1914 by Lt Col Alan David Greenhill Gardyne (Medici Society, London, 1939). 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/596

1938 Dec 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Fleet Street British Legion, London, toasting the health of Percy Rudd, chairman. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/597

1938 Dec 14

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing a vote of thanks to voluntary workers of the Officers' Association, British Legion, London. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/598

1938 Dec 18

Typescript of BBC radio broadcast by Hamilton on behalf of the Lewis Hospital Extension Appeal Committee, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, referring to the service of the Ross Battery of mountain guns at Gallipoli on 1 May 1915. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/599

1939 Jan 7

Text of speech by Hamilton at a meeting of the National Executive Council, British Legion Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, deprecating a resolution from the Glasgow Jewish Men's Branch against brutality to Jews in Germany, as contrary to the Legion's policy of political objectivity. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/600

1939 Feb 11

Text of speech by Hamilton to the annual conference of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, on the danger of British military strategy being compromised bythe French. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/601

1939 Feb 27

Circular letter from Hamilton to the Metropolitan Area British Legion, requesting branches to lay flowers on the graves of German POWs and internees on the forthcoming German remembrance day, 5 March. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/602

1939 Mar 10

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Manchester, Lancashire, on the merits of the division and its Territorial spirit. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/603

1939 Apr 18

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual dinner of the Women's Section, British Legion, London, responding for the guests. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/604

1939 Apr 23

Text of speech by Hamilton at the march past and recruiting rally of the local defence forces, at Ashford, Kent, on the merits of voluntary military service. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/605

1939 Apr 23

Typescript of procedure for march past and recruiting rally of the local defence forces, at Ashford, Kent. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/606

1939 Apr 25

Typescript of 'This is Anzac Day', Hamilton's radio broadcast to Australia, urging Australians to have more children and to allow British ex-servicemen to settle there, in order to populate and strengthen Australia against possible Japanese aggression via Singapore. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/607

1939 May 14

Text of speech by Hamilton to a parade of the South African War Veterans' Association, Horse Guards Parade, London, praising their spirit of voluntary service. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/608

1939 Jun 10

Text of speech by Hamilton to a rally of the West Riding of Yorkshire British Legion, at Leeds, Yorkshire, urging personal contact with ex-servicemen of foreign nations to counteract pro-war propaganda. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/609

1939 Jun 23

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing the toast of 'bon accord' at the civic reception of the British Legion Scotland annual conference, Aberdeen. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/610

1939 Jun 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the British Legion Scotland, Aberdeen, on the advantages of cooperation between the English and Scottish British Legions. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/611

1939 Jun 24

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the South African War Veterans' Association, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on the difficulties in securing opportunities with the BBC to broadcast their fundraising appeals. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/612

1939 Jul 23

Text of speech by Hamilton to the drumhead serviceof the British Legion, Dunbar, Haddington, on the number of Jews in London, their responsibility for a forthcoming war, and his criticism of pro-war propaganda. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/613

1939 Aug 13

Text of speech by Hamilton to a parade of the British Legion Scotland, Rothesay, Bute, Scotland, on the dangers of pro-war propaganda; his wager with the former Edward VIII, King of Great Britain and Ireland, on the colour of tartans. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/614

1939 Aug 19

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on the failure of the British Government to utilise veterans for home defence. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/615

1939 Aug 20

Text of speech by Hamilton to the British Legion, Tynemouth, Northumberland, on the Japanese army, the cult of militarism in Japanese schools, and the attempts of a German prince to circumvent Japanese censorship during the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/616

1939 Dec 2

Typescript of 'Hate-the genesis of war', article by Hamilton for The Bulletin and Scots pictorial, accusing propagandists of causing World War Two. Published as 'Roots of war-put hate-mongers in the dock'. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/617

1940 Feb 3

Text of speech by Hamilton to the annual conference of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, on their responsibilites during wartime. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/618

19340 Feb 15

Text of speech by Hamilton at a deputation to Scottish members of the House of Commons, against the proposed abolition by the War Office of the wearing of the kilt on active service. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/619

1940 Apr 4

Text of speech by Hamilton to the supper-cabaret of the Twickenham British Legion, Castle Hotel, Richmond, Surrey, on the lack of Government interest in utilizing ex-servicemen for defence duties. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/620

1940 Apr 24

Typescript of Hamilton's BBC radio broadcast for 'The world goes by' series, on the twenty fifth anniversary of the Gallipoli landings and their significance in military history. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/621

1940 Apr 28

Text of speech by Hamilton at St Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, on 'Scandinavia', recounting adventures from his lecture tour of Denmark, Norway and Sweden in 1924. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/622

1940 Jun 29

Text of speech by Hamilton to the National Executive Council of the British Legion Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, on the likely burdens of the present war on the Legion, and their attendant duties. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/623

1940 Aug 24

Manuscript of poem by Hamilton for Red Poppy magazine 'written during an air raid; to be sung to the wailing of the sirens'. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/624

1940 Sep 4

Text of speech by Hamilton to the public rally organised by the Ministry of Information at Inverness, Scotland, regarding the surrender of the 51 (Highland) Div at St Valery-en-Caux, France on 12 Jun 1940. 6pp


HAMILTON: 16/625

1940 Oct 7

Text of speech by Hamilton to the Home Guard, Dunblane, Perthshire, referring to the confiscation of kilts from Highland POWs by the Germans; the danger to the USA from Japan. 5pp


HAMILTON: 16/626

1940 Nov 8

Text of speech by Hamilton to reporters at the Central Hotel, Glasgow, recommending deployment of more British troops in Greece. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/627

1940 Nov 8

Text of speech by Hamilton at the luncheon of the City Business Club, Glasgow, to inaugurate the Poppy Day appeal. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/628

1941 Feb 15

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, on the importance of their staying in London for public morale; the gift of US Navy Capt William Dilworth Puleston to the Legion. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/629

1941 Jun 28

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the British Legion Scotland, Edinburgh, on the parallels between the Russian campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/630

1941 Aug 7

Article for Red Poppy magazine, referring to the threat of Japan and China to Europe and the USA, and including his anecdote of his meeting with Japanese Gen Baron Gentaro Kodama, Vice Chief of the General Staff, on 8 Sep 1904, when Hamilton unwittingly composed a poem. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/631

1941 Oct 12

Text of speech by Hamilton at the trooping of the colour of the 48th Highlanders of Canada on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the regiment, Redhill, Surrey. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/632

1941

The British Legion Scottish Journal, services supplement, no 2, containing facsimile of manuscript poem by Hamilton, 'What shall we do with our brave new world'. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/633

1941 Dec 11

Text of tribute by Hamilton to Henry Woodd Nevinson, at a memorial meeting at the Caxton Hall, London. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/634

1942 Feb 14

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annnual conference of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, on the recent death of Stephen Kelley, Area Chairman. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/635

1942 Nov 10

Text of speech by Hamilton proposing a vote of thanks to Lt Gen Sir William George Shedden Dobbie, at a meeting of the Royal Empire Society to hear Dobbie's address, 'Malta in wartime'. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/636

1943 Feb 27

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, on the cancellation of the memorial service to FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/637

1943 Jun 26

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the British Legion Scotland, Edinburgh, on their duties after the war. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/638

1943 Aug 25

Text of prayers by J Gardner Smart, Minister of the West Church, Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, at the unveiling of a memorial to Lady Jean Miller Hamilton's adopted son, Capt Harold Stone Knight, Scots Guards, at Kilmadock Cemetery, Doune. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/639

1943 Aug 25

Text speech by Hamilton at the unveiling of a memorial to Lady Jean Miller Hamilton's adopted son, Capt Harold Stone Knight, Scots Guards, at Kilmadock Cemetery, Doune. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/640

1943 Sep

Prisoners of war news vol 6, no 2, issued by the Scottish Red Cross Society, containing 'The hour is striking', article by Hamilton encouraging POWs to turn to literature and writing. 54pp


HAMILTON: 16/641

1944 Jan 21

Text of comment by Hamilton for The Daily Sketch, criticising the proposal that a Field Marshal or General should be ordered to salute a Private soldier wearing the Victoria Cross. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/642

1944 Feb 8

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, on post war demobilisation and unemployment. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/643

1944 Mar 1

Letter from Hamilton to the Press Association, with his anecdote of the young clerk who dropped two shillings, and did not bother to retrieve them. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/644

1944 May

'Salute to the Gordons', typescript of article by Hamilton on the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Gordon Highlanders. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/645

1944 Jun

Typescript of preface by Hamilton to Gordon and the Gordon boys by Lt Col Graham Seton Hutchison (Gordon Boys' School, Woking, 1944), on the failure of the First Sudan Expediton to rescue Gen Charles George Gordon. 4pp


HAMILTON: 16/646

1944 Jul

Typescript of article by Hamilton for Prisoners of war news, on his lecture tour of Scandinavia in 1924. 3pp


HAMILTON: 16/647

1944-1945

Typescript of article by Hamilton for a symposium in The Sunday Dispatch on greatest experiences of World War Two, recalling his witnessing of the bombing of Falmouth House, opposite 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London, on 10 May 1941. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/648

1944 Sep 27

Letter from Hamilton to The Times, appealing for funds for the Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops for disabled servicemen. 1 cutting


HAMILTON: 16/649

1945 Feb 17

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the Metropolitan Area British Legion, London, on post war policy towards Germany. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/650

1945 May 16

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual general meeting of the Gordon Boys School, Mansion House, London, proposing that FM Sir Philip Walhouse Chetwode, 7th Bt, be elected to the Executive Committee. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/651

1945 May 23

Text of speech by Hamilton at the half-yearly meeting of the governors of Wellington College, thanking Col Rt Hon Clive Wigram, 1st Baron Wigram of Clewer, on Wigram's relinquishing the Vice Presidency. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/652

1945 Jun 30

Text of speech by Hamilton at the annual conference of the British Legion Scotland, Edinburgh, on the challenges of the future. 2pp


HAMILTON: 16/653

1945 Aug 8

Manuscript of letter from Hamilton to the Daily Telegraph, on the danger to humanity posed by the atomic bomb. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/654

1946 Jul 6

Text of speech by Hamilton of speech on Hamilton's opening of the Ex-services Community, Aberdeen, Scotland. 1p


HAMILTON: 16/655

1946 Aug 28

Typescript of preface by Hamilton for Duntroon (a history of the Royal Military College of Australia) by Col Joseph Edward Lee (Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1952). 1p


HAMILTON: 16/656

1947 Jun 14

Text of speech by Hamilton on receiving the Freedom of Royal Burgh of Inverness. Three versions with variations (one manuscript, 3pp, one typescript version 2pp, one printed, 1p).

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