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

Scrapbooks and press cuttings, mainly relating to Hamilton's career, activities and publications, 1883-1971

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HAMILTON: 17/1

1883 Jan 18-1883 Feb 5

Newspaper cuttings from The Madras Mail relating to military exercises before Lt Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Bt, Commander in Chief Madras, at Palveram, 18-19 Jan 1883, and at Bangalore, 29 Jan-5 Feb 1883. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/2

1884-1890,1931

Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings, including reviews of Hamilton's publications A jaunt in a junk (Kegan Paul, Trench and Co, London, 1884), The fighting of the future (Kegan Paul, Trench and Co, London, 1885), Icarus (Vizetelly's one volume novels, Vol 18, 1886) and The Ballad of Hádji and other poems (Kegan Paul, Trench and Co, London, 1887); Indian newspaper cuttings relating to Hamilton's first annual report as Assistant Adjutant General for Musketry in India, 1890. With typescript of Hamilton's letter to The Times (returned unpublished, Oct 1931) regarding the relative contributions of FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, and Gen Sir Charles Carmichael Monro, 1st Bt, to improvements of standards of musketry at the School of Musketry, Hythe, Kent, as stated in The life of General Sir Charles Carmichael Monro, GCB, GCMG (Hutchinson and Co, London, 1931) by Gen Sir George de Symons Barrow. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/3/1

1884-1891

Newspaper cuttings, including reviews of Hamilton's A jaunt in a junk; a ten days' cruise in Indian seas (Kegan Paul, Trench and Co, London, 1884), and his The fighting of the future (Kegan Paul, Trench and Co, London, 1885); 'Some of the probable results of the introduction of the new magazine rifles', article by Lt Gen Henry Ralph Browne, journal or date not given [1885]; articles on results of shooting matches in India, involving the staff of Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Bt, Commander-in-Chief in India, including Hamilton and Maj Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain, 1885-1887. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/3/2

1885-1892

The fighting of the future (Kegan Paul, Trench and Co, London, 1885) by Hamilton. With 'Fire tactics and musketry instruction', review of Infantry fire tactics by Capt Charles Blair Mayne (Gale and Polden, Chatham, 1888), in The Saturday Review, 6 Oct 1888; letter, 17 Apr 1890, from Maj John Adam Fergusson, on standards of musketry in 2nd Bn The Prince Consort's Own (Rifle Brigade), and his suggestions for improvements in training and tactics; 'Musketry in India', article relating to the musketry regulations for the Indian Army produced by Hamilton as Assistant Adjutant General for Musketry in India, Broad Arrow, 10 Jul 1892. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/4

[1890 Dec]

'Musketry in India', newspaper cutting from The Daily Chronicle, relating to Hamilton's first annual report as Assistant Adjutant General for Musketry in India. 1p


HAMILTON: 17/5

1899 Aug 29-1900 May 27

Scrapbook relating to Hamilton's service in the Second Boer War, including telegrams notifying Hamilton of his selection for staff duties in South Africa, 9 Sep, and to Jean Hamilton informing her of Hamilton's successful action at Wagon Hill, 8 Jan; copies of press photographs, including retreating British forces in Ladysmith, 30 Oct, Nicholson's Nek, British ambulance wagon, British troops with Maxim machine gun, Royal Engineers gunnery observation balloon, detachment of the Royal Naval Div, firing line of 1 Bn Devonshire Regt; newspaper cuttings on the battle of Elandslaagte and Hamilton's recommendation for the Victoria Cross, 23 Oct-25 Nov; on the battle of Ladysmith, 1-4 Nov; on the repulse of Boer attacks at Wagon Hill and Caesar's Camp, Ladysmith, 8 Jan, on the relief of Ladysmith, 2-3 Mar. With manuscript letter to Lt Gen Sir George Stuart White, from Lt Gen Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke, with congratulations on his appointment as governor of Gibraltar and compliments on Hamilton's recent camp of instruction, 29 Aug 1899; typescript copies of two letters from Lt Archibald James Leofric Temple-Blackwood, Earl of Ava, at Ladysmith, to his parents Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava and Harriet Georgina Hamilton-Temple Blackwood, 1st Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, on his experience of the battle of Elandslaagte, 23 Oct and 25 Oct 1899. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/6

1899-1902

Scrapbook relating to the Second Boer War, including newspaper cuttings (no dates or titles) on the Transvaal ultimatum to Britain to withdraw troops, Oct 1899; on the battles of Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein, Nov-Dec 1899; printed dispatches of FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Baron Roberts, Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, containing references to Hamilton's service; on the promotion of Hamilton from Col to Maj Gen, Dec 1900; on the reception for Roberts at Southampton and victory parade through London, Jan 1901; on the relief of Mafeking, May 1901; British terms for the surrender of Boer forces, May 1902; on Hamilton's testimony before the Royal Commission on Physical Training, proposing a national system of youth exercise for future military purposes; biographical articles, including 'Major General Ian Hamilton, CB, DSO', The Lady's Realm, [1900]; photograph of Hamilton on horseback, as commander of Mounted Infantry Div, cover of Army and Navy Illustrated, vol 10, no 189 (15 Sep 1900), and 'General Ian Hamilton, soldier and poet', the Illustrated London News, [1900] with his poems 'Despair', 'To our own Beech tree', 'A love song' and 'Ambition's avowal'. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/7/1-3

1900 Feb 3-1900 Jun 2

Black and white budget, three magazines containing photographs and articles on the Second Boer War, including 3 Feb (vol 2 no 17) featuring the battle of Colenso, 15 Dec 1899; 12 May (vol 3 no 31) featuring photographs of British dead at Spion Kop, 24 Jan 1900 and Boer prisoners of war at Capetown; 2 Jun (vol 3 no 34) featuring the relief of Mafeking, 17 May 1900 with cover photograph of Hamilton. 3 magazines


HAMILTON: 17/8

1900 Apr 14-1900 Jun 29

Scrapbook relating to the Second Boer War, including typescript copy of dispatch of FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria to the War Office, regarding Hamilton's action at Diamond Hill, 15 Jun; manuscript letter from Roberts to Jean Hamilton, on Hamilton's successful command and the fracture of his collar bone, 18 Jun; newspaper and magazine cuttings, including on the relief of Wepener, capture of the Blomfontein Waterworks (Sanna's Post) and advance on Thabanchu, 25 Apr-1 May; on Hamilton's offensive at Houtnek, and march into Winburg, 2-8 May; 'Ian Hamilton's march', articles by Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, special correspondent, on the actions at Israel's Poort, Thabanchu and Houtnek, Morning Post (8 May 1900); on Hamilton's action at the Rhenoster River, capture of Heilbron and crossing of the Vaal River, 24-29 May; on the capture of Johannesburg and Pretoria by Roberts, 30 May-6 Jun; on the battle of Diamond Hill (Eerste Fabricken), 15-17 Jun; on the occupation of Heidelberg, Transvaal, by Hamilton and the fracture of his collar bone in an accident, 25-29 Jun; reviews of an exhibition at the New Gallery, London, featuring portrait of Hamilton by John Singer Sargent, 21 Apr-5 May; front cover of Black and White, no 438, vol 19, (9 Jun 1900) featuring portrait by Charles M Sheldon of Hamilton commanding Mounted Infanty Div. With photographs, including Hamilton [as Lt of 92 (Gordon Highlanders) Foot, 1880]; Hamilton with German cavalry officer [Germany, 1902]; Hamilton with German dignitaries [Germany, 1902]. 1 vol, 8 photographs


HAMILTON: 17/9

1900 Sep 15-1903 Oct 2

Newspaper cuttings mostly relating to Hamilton's service in the Second Boer War, including illustration by Gordon Browne of the parade of Hamilton's Force before FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Baron Roberts of Kandahar and Waterford, Commander in Chief South Africa, at Pretoria, Jul 1900, The Graphic, 15 Sep 1900; on British operations around Lydenburg, Transvaal, The Standard, 8 Oct 1900; on the reception for Roberts at Southampton, and his procession through London, The Times, 4 Jan 1901; photograph of Roberts, Hamilton and Sir Alfred Milner, High Commissioner, with their personal staff in Cape Town, Dec 1900), The Sphere, 19 Jan 1901; on the last dispatch of Roberts, as Commander in Chief South Africa, The Daily Telegraph, 19 Apr 1901; on Hamilton's appointment as Military Secretary at the War Office, and his acceptance of the freedom of the borough of Hythe, Kent, Apr 1901; on his appointment as Chief of Staff to Lt Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and Aspall, Commander in Chief South Africa, Nov-Dec 1901; on his visit to Toronto, Canada, the Toronto News, 2 Oct 1903. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/10

1901 Jan 14-1904 Jan 19

Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings, including on Hamilton's speech at Hythe, 4 May 1901, suggesting that the cordial reception for Boer representatives in Britain would prolong the war in South Africa, and the statement made in Parliament by Rt Hon William St John Fremantle Brodrick, Secretary of State for War, following protests at Hamilton's speech; on Hamilton's appointment as Chief of Staff to Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Baron Kitchener of Khartoum, Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, 1901; on Hamilton's testimony before the Royal Commission on Physical Training, proposing a national system of youth exercise for future military purposes, The Glasgow Herald, 1902; on his visit, with FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, to German Army manoeuvres, Sep 1902; on Hamilton' s appointment to Quartermaster-General, The Times (7 Apr 1903); on the accusations made in Parliament by Duncan Vernon Pirie MP, alleging that the appointment of Hamilton to Quartermaster-General was made due to the favouritism of Roberts, The Times (17 Jul 1903), with a defence of Hamilton's appointment in the editorial of The St James's Gazette (17 Jul 1903). 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/11

1901 May 4-1960 Nov 30

Newspaper cuttings including, 'Ian Hamilton, the man-some impressions' and 'A freeman of Hythe, the visit of Sir Ian Hamilton', articles on Hamilton being made a freeman of Hythe, Kent, The Hythe Reporter, 4 May 1901; review by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart of Five years in Turkey by German Gen Otto Victor Carl Liman von Sanders (Baillière, Tindall and Cox, London, 1927), The Daily Telegraph, 14 Feb 1928; review of Christopher Vernon Hassall's biography, Edward Marsh, patron of the arts (Longmans, London, 1959), The Scotsman, 8 Jun 1959; 'Portrait of a great personality', review by Rt Hon James Latham McDiarmid Clyde, Lord Clyde, of F E, the life of F E Smith, first Earl of Birkenhead by Frederick Winston Furneaux Smith, 2nd Earl of Birkenhead (Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1959), The Scotsman, 3 Dec 1959; 'Six children see the last grim act', article by Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel on the death of Josef Paul Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda, The Sunday Express, 21 Feb 1960; review of Lilian Browse's biography of Walter Richard Sickert, Sickert (Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1960), The Scotsman, 18 Jun 1960; obituary of Maj Gen Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell, The Times, 30 Nov 1960. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/12

1902 Nov 27-1909 Apr 10

Scrapbook, including two photographs of Hamilton, FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford, Lt Gen Sir John Denton Pinkstone French, Lt Gen Thomas Kelly-Kenny and the family of German FM Karl Konstantin Albrecht Leonhard von Blumenthal, Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany [Sep 1902]; typescript of Hamilton's speech 'Our fallen comrades', given at a Ladysmith dinner, 1 Mar 1909; newspaper cuttings, including on Hamilton's views proposing that a large conscript army could be defeated by a smaller force who possessed greater training and discipline, The Spectator (5 Sept 1903); on Hamilton's visit to Canada and the USA, Oct 1903, including his inspection of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, Toronto, as guest of honour at a dinner given in Washington DC, by Theodore Roosevelt, President of the USA and his review of cadets at US Military Academy, West Point, New York; 'When candour offends', article in The Army and Navy Journal, 17 Mar 1906, on the hostile Japanese reaction to remarks made by Hamilton in his A staff officer's scrapbook (Edward Arnold, London, 1905); on the annual meeting of the Royal Army Temperance Association, where Roberts distributed prizes and Hamilton, as chairman, made a public pledge of total abstinence from alcohol for one year, Temperance Chronicle (15 May 1909). 1vol


HAMILTON: 17/13

1904 Apr 14-1905 Mar 9

Scrapbook relating to Hamilton's tour of Japan and Manchuria as Indian military attaché to the Japanese Army, including photographs of Hamilton with Lt Gen Sir William Gustavus Nicholson, Capt James Bruce Jardine, Capt Berkeley Vincent and Lt Col Charles Vernon Hume, British military attachés, Sir Claude Maxwell MacDonald, British ambassador to Japan, Japanese officers, including Marshal Iwao Oyama, Chief of the General Staff, Lt Col Satow, Gen Umezawa and Prince Kuni, ADC to Japanese Gen Takemoti Kuroki; newspaper cuttings, including on the funeral in Tokyo, Japan, at which Hamilton and MacDonald were present, of Japanese Cdr Takeo Hirose, killed in a Russian attack on Port Arthur, Manchuria, 25 May 1904; on Hamilton's accident at Chemulpo, Manchuria, where he fell between the Japanese transport ship SUNINOYA MARU and the ship's launch, and was saved from drowning by Satow, 19 May 1904; on Hamilton's appointment to General Officer Commanding Southern Command, British Army, The Times (17 Dec 1904); 'A danger to the empire-the condition of our army', three articles by Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Daily Mail (16, 17 and 19 Dec 1904 on Hamilton's criticism of the British Army following his observation of the Japanese Army. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/14

1905 Nov 11-1907 Feb 8

Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine cuttings comprising reviews of Hamilton's A Staff Officer's scrap-book during the Russo-Japanese War, volume 1 (Edward Arnold, London, 1905). 1 vol (indexed)


HAMILTON: 17/15

1905 Nov 17-1907 Nov 16

Newspaper cuttings relating to the publication of Hamilton's A Staff Officer's scrap-book during the Russo-Japanese War, 2 vols (Edward Arnold, London, 1905 and 1907), including reviews from The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, The Standard and The Daily Chronicle, 17 Nov 1905; The Athenaeum, 2 Dec 1905; the Daily Express, 26 Jan 1906; the Militär-Wochenblatt, 30 Jan 1906; New York Globe, 23 Mar 1907; The Spectator, 30 Mar 1907. With four letters of appreciation for the Scrap-book, including from Col William Riddell Birdwood, Military Secretary East Indies, 6 Apr 1907 and K Nakamura, General Staff Office, Tokyo, 28 Jun 1906. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/16

1906 May 11-1908 Nov 7

Scrapbook, including newspaper cuttings on Hamilton's use of Salisbury Plain for training exercises, including reprint of 'Remarks by Lieut-General Sir Ian Hamilton, Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, on the training of the troops during 1906', Journal of the Royal United Services Institution, Dec 1906, criticizing British cavalry techniques, the failure of artillery to coordinate with infantry, and the lack of more extensive use of machine guns; on his appeal for further recruitment into the Territorial Artillery in Southern Command, The Times (17 Apr 1908); on his speeches at meetings at Tidworth, Birmingham, Bodmin, Cornwall, Ryde, Isle of Wight and in Devon supporting the scheme of Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, Secretary of State for War, for the creation of the Territorial Army, Jun-Nov 1908, with a printed copy of his speech supporting Haldane's proposed University Officer Training Corps, given at Oxford University, 14 May 1908; newspaper and magazine reviews of Hamilton's A staff officer's scrap book during the Russo-Japanese war (Edward Arnold, London, 1905). With telegram, 6 Jan 1908, from FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford, and Brig Gen Henry Seymour Rawlinson, wishing Hamilton more successes like the battle of Wagon Hill [1900]. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/17

1907 Feb 14-1910 Mar 31

Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine cuttings comprising reviews of Hamilton's A Staff Officer's scrap-book during the Russo-Japanese War, volume 2 (Edward Arnold, London, 1907). 1 vol (indexed)


HAMILTON: 17/18

1909 Jul 9-1913 Oct 29

Scrapbook, including typescript of Hamilton's speech, 'Proposing the toast of success to the Mounted Infantry', given at the Mounted Infantry Dinner, 31 May 1911; newspaper cuttings on his promotion to Adjutant-General to the Forces, and appointment as Second Military Member of the Army Council, Jun-Jul 1909; on his invitation by Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, to attend Russian Army manoeuvres at Ropsha, Tsarskoe Seloe, Russia, The Anglo-Russian Gazette, [Jul 1909]; letters to The Times (12, 18 and 20 Jan 1910), from Gen Rt Hon Sir Henry Brackenbury, Col Lonsdale Augustus Hale and Hamilton (writing as 'Active List') on the ability of the Territorial Army to resist an invasion of Britain by German forces; on Hamilton's appointment to General Officer Commanding Mediterranean Command and Inspector General of Overseas Forces, Jun 1910; on his address as President of the Birmingham and Midland Institute, in which he proposed compulsory cadet training for boys in all schools, The Birmingham Post (25 Sep 1912). 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/19

1910 Nov 17-1911 Mar 19

Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine cuttings comprising reviews and associated articles on Hamilton's Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience with an introduction by Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, Secretary of State for War, and notes on the Admiralty view of the risk of invasion by AF Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson, First Sea Lord (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911). 1 vol (indexed)


HAMILTON: 17/20

1911 Mar 15-1911 May 18

Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine cuttings comprising reviews and associated articles on Hamilton's Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience with an introduction by Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, Secretary of State for War, and notes on the Admiralty view of the risk of invasion by AF Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson, First Sea Lord (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911). 1 vol (indexed)


HAMILTON: 17/21

1911 Apr 3,1911 Apr 22

'Bahamas and the Dominion', article by Archibald R Colquhoun, The Morning Post, 3 Apr 1911, regarding the proposed Reciprocity Treaty between Canada and the USA, and the commencement of negotiations by the Legislature of the Bahamas for incorporation of the islands into the Dominion of Canada. With 'A significant prediction', editorial from The Daily Gleaner, 22 Apr 1911, on Colquhoun's article. 1 file, 2 cuttings


HAMILTON: 17/22

1911 Jul 5

'Days of Good Queen Bess are revived', newspaper cutting from the Christian Science Monitor, Boston [USA], with photograph of Hamilton in costume as 'Duke Frederick' at the Shakespeare Ball, Albert Hall, London. 1p


HAMILTON: 17/23

1911 Aug 161912 Nov 19

Scrapbook of mostly South African and Chinese newspaper cuttings on Hamilton's visits to South Africa and the Far East as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, mainly relating to his reviews of parades and military manoeuvres, including his inspections of volunteer forces and cadets at Durban, the Wiltshire Regiment at Fort Napier, the garrison at Tempe cantonment, Blomfontein, and the Transvaal Volunteers and cadets, Johannesburg, the garrison at Potchefstroom, Transvaal, and volunteers and cadets in Bulawayo and Salisbury, Rhodesia, Aug-Sep 1911; his inspection of 1 Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Tientsin, China, army exercises at Huang Tsun, China, involving the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) and 124th Duchess of Connaught's Own Baluchistan Infantry, volunteer forces at Hankow, China, the Shanghai Volunteer Corps, the Hong Kong Volunteer Corps, the Singapore Volunteer Corps and the Malay States Volunteer Regiment at Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, Oct-Nov 1912. With article, 'General Sir Ian Hamilton-views on matters in the Near and Far East', including his poem, 'The temple of heaven', The Hong Kong Telegraph (13 Nov 1912). 1vol


HAMILTON: 17/24

1911 Sep 27

Newspaper cutting from The Morning Post, regarding publication of the War Office paper 'The duties and responsibilities of the Inspectors General of the Home and Oversea Forces'. 2pp


HAMILTON: 17/25

1913 Jun 6-1913 Jun 14

Cuttings from Canadian newspapers reporting Hamilton's tour of Canada as Inspector General of Overseas Forces. 1 file [these cuttings are very brittle and require conservation]


HAMILTON: 17/26

1913 Jun 7-1913 Nov 6

Scrapbook of mostly Canadian newspaper cuttings on Hamilton's tour of Canada as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, accompanied by Col the Hon Samuel Hughes, Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence, mainly relating to his inspections of troops, cadets, parades and military manoeuvres at Ottawa, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, St Joseph de Levis, Quebec, Three Rivers, Quebec, the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Calgary, Alberta, and Victoria, British Columbia, 9-27 Jun; on his inspection of the garrison and defences of Halifax, Nova Scotia, 10-12 Jul; on his speech at a banquet in Montreal, Quebec, urging Canada to attend to the defence of the Empire, 14 Jun; cuttings from Canadian and British newspapers on Hamilton's official report on the Canadian Militia, recommending increased annual training and resources of arms and ammunition, the organization of a national reserve militia for home defence, creation of a muster roll of all men capable of service and compulsory military training for boys, 18 Aug-6 Nov. With photograph of Hamilton with Hughes and other officers, observing military manoeuvres [Canada 1913]. 1 vol, 1 photograph


HAMILTON: 17/27

1914 Jan 20-1914 Mar 19, 1918

Scrapbook of mostly Australian newspaper cuttings on Hamilton's tour of Australia as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, mainly relating to his inspections of troops, cadets, parades and military manoeuvres including exercises of 13 Infantry Bde at Lilydale, South Australia, 12-16 Feb; his inspection of the Lithgow Small Arms Factory, Queensland, 26 Feb; his review of over 20,000 cadets at Centennial Park, Sydney, 28 Feb; his inspections of manoeuvres involving the 3 Bde Light Horse at Goulburn, New South Wales, and 5 Bde Light Horse at Broadford, Victoria, 4-5 Mar; his inspection of physical training exercises by Victoria State school pupils at Melbourne Cricket Ground, 9 Mar. With edition of the Daily Express, (20 Jul 1918), containing article on Hamilton's praise for the service of French Gen Henri Joseph Étienne Gouraud during the Dardanelles Expedition. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/28

1914 Mar 19-1914 Apr 29

Scrapbook of mostly Australian and New Zealand newspaper cuttings on Hamilton's tour of Australia and New Zealand as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, mainly relating to his inspections of troops, cadets, parades and military manoeuvres including his inspections of Ballarat Infantry Bde, 19 Mar, manoeuvres of 23 Rgt Light Horse at Kapunda, South Australia, 24 Mar and 10 Infantry Bde at Liverpool, New South Wales, 27 Mar; his inspections of 23,000 citizen forces and cadets at Centennial Park, Sydney, New South Wales, 28 Mar, the Royal Military College of Australia, Duntroon, New South Wales, 31 Mar and metropolitan riflemen's clubs, Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria, 6 Apr; his review of a parade of the Otago garrison artillery, Otago and Dunedin cadets and the New Zealand National Reserve at the Oval, Dunedin, South Island, 28 Apr. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/29

1914 Apr 2-1914 Jun 8

Cuttings from New Zealand newspapers regarding Hamilton's tour of New Zealand as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, including his inspection of manoeuvres at Matarae, Tapawera and Takapau; civic receptions and his inspections of cadets at Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington; his speech at Auckland warning of the perceived threat to Australasia from Asian nations, 14 May; reports of his speeches regarding the respective merits of cadet training and compulsory military service. 63pp


HAMILTON: 17/30

1914 Apr 30-1914 May 22

Scrapbook of mostly New Zealand newspaper cuttings on Hamilton's tour of New Zealand as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, including on his inspection of manoeuvres of Territorial forces at Tapawera camp, Nelson, South Island, 5 May; on his inspections of Auckland cadets and coastal defences of the garrisons at Forts Cautley, Takapuna and the Bastion, Auckland, 14 May; on his speech at Auckland warning of the perceived threat to Australasia from Asian nations and suggesting the Pacific would be a future battleground between Asians and Europeans, 14 May, including hostile reaction from the Japanese press to his speech, 20-21 May; on the fire at Government House, Auckland, which started in Hamilton's room, 14 May; editorials of New Zealand press on Hamilton's opposition to compulsory military service in Britain, 6-16 May. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/31

1914 May 22-1914 Jun 11

Scrapbook of mostly New Zealand newspaper cuttings on Hamilton's tour of New Zealand as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, including on his inspection of the New Zealand Royal Artillery at Fort Dorset, Wellington, North Island, where the wreck of the SS DEVON was used for target practice during his visit, 22 May; on his reviews of cadets at Wellington, Masterton, Blenheim, 25-28 May; on his review of a birthday parade for George V, King of Great Britain and Ireland, Newtown Park, Wellington, 4 Jun. With Australian newspaper articles on Hamilton's official report on the Australian Army, 20-26 May. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/32

1914 Sep 18-1916 May 3

Scrapbook mainly relating to Hamilton's service as Commander in Chief, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, including signed typescript copy of his message to troops,'Soldiers of France and of the King' [Apr 1915] with typescript copy of letter praising his message from French Gen Albert d'Amade, General Officer Commanding French Corps Expéditionnaire d'Orient, 22 Apr 1915; telegram from Hamilton to Jean Hamilton on his recall from the Dardanelles and his replacement by Gen Sir Charles Carmichael Monro, 16 Oct 1915; papers relating to Lady Hamilton's Dardanelles Fund, including printed list of medical supplies forwarded to Dardanelles hospitals, Jun-Sep 1915 and Final report of Lady Hamilton's Dardanelles Fund, 1 Oct-31 Dec 1915, letters to Jean Hamilton with thanks for supplies from Lt Col James Kiero Watson, Commandant Advanced Base, Cape Hellas, 3 Dec 1915 (with news of a storm on 16 Nov 1915), from Donald McDonald, Field Secretary Young Men's Christian Association, Mudros West, 4 Feb 1916, and from A Edmond Weld, 54 Casualty Clearing Station, 26 Jan 1916; leaflet in French and Turkish, distributed at Suvla Bay, 19-20 Dec 1915, to troops caring for sick and wounded requesting humane treatment in the event of their capture by the Turks; typescript copy of letter to Elisabeth Moncreiffe, sister of Jean Hamilton, from T Catron, 1 ANZAC Div, ANZAC base depot, Weymouth, expressing his comrades' desire to have continued fighting under Hamilton, 21 Dec 1915; photographs, including Hamilton with his staff, Oct 1915, hospital tents [ colour photographs, 1915]; staff of No 1 Nursing Unit (Mediterranean), Hamilton reviewing French troops and 29 Div Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Alexandria, Egypt, 4-5 Apr 1915, Hamilton and Lt Col Charles Hotham Montagu Doughty-Wylie [Apr 1915], Hamilton and Maj Gen Walter Pipon Braithwaite, Chief of General Staff, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, on ship's tender [1915]; newspaper cuttings, Apr 1915-May 1916, including reports on the Dardanelles Expedition by Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, G Ward Price and Sydney Alexander Moseley, war correspondents; article on Jean Hamilton, with reproduction of her portrait by John Singer Sargent, from The Sketch (21 Apr 1915); 'Christmas in the Dardanelles-a description of Lady Ian Hamilton's fund', article in the Lady's Pictorial (4 Dec 1915). 1 vol, 10 photographs


HAMILTON: 17/33

1915 Jan 6-1918 Nov 8

Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings including texts of Hamilton's second dispatch from the Dardanelles, 26 Aug 1915, covering actions 6 May-30 Jun 1915, from The Daily Telegraph (21 Sep 1915) and his final dispatch from the Dardanelles, 11 Dec 1915, covering actions July-16 Oct 1915, from The Times (7 Jan 1916); on the unveiling by Hamilton of war memorials to 29 Div at Holy Trinity Church, Eltham, London, 25 Apr 1917 and at Deanston, Perthshire, 30 Sept 1918; on Hamilton as chief guest at Gallipoli day commemorations, Bristol, 25 Apr 1918; reproduction of portrait of Hamilton by John Singer Sargent, from The Graphic (23 Oct 1915); photographic portraits of Jean Hamilton from The Sketch (25 Aug 1915), The Tatler (25 Aug 1915), The Court Journal (3 Sep 1915) and The Gentlewoman, 20 Jul 1918. With edition of French magazine Le Miroir (30 Apr 1916), featuring photograph of French Gen Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre presenting Hamilton with the Grand'Croix de la Légion d'Honneur, 16 Apr 1916. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/34

1915,1965-1966

Photocopies of articles by Raymond Gram Swing from The Chicago Daily News, comprising 'Witness describes Dardanelles fight seen from tower', 18 Mar 1915, regarding the Allied naval bombardment of Turkish forts on 5 Mar 1915; 'Sees BOUVET struck; three minutes, it's gone', 23 Mar 1915, regarding the Allied naval offensive through the Straits of 18 Mar 1915. With associated correspondence between Mary Forbes Shield and The Chicago Daily News, 22 Oct 1965-26 Jan 1966, regarding Shield's request for photocopies of Swing's articles. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/35

1915 May 16

'Mistakes in the Dardanelles', article by 'A veteran diplomat' from the New York Times Magazine, criticising the command abilities of Hamilton and French Gen Albert d'Amade. 2pp


HAMILTON: 17/36

1915 Jun 22-1915 Jul 27

Newspaper cuttings, including reports on the Dardanelles Campaign by Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, 4 Jul (Battle of Gully Ravine), 7 Jul and 23 Jul (Battle of Achi Baba Nullah), published in The Daily Telegraph; 'The voice of the army, demand for compulsory service', article by Henry Francis Prevost Battersby on demands by British soldiers for compulsory service to be introduced, The Morning Post, 19 Jul; report on a women's march in London, 17 Jul, and the speeches given by Emmeline Pankhurst and Rt Hon David Lloyd George, Minister of Munitions, regarding the right of women to serve in the war effort, The Observer, 18 Jul 1915. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/37

1916 Jan 5-12

Volume of press cuttings of editorials from New Zealand newspapers regarding the final evacuation of Allied troops from Gallipoli, and the publication of Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915, reporting operations at Gallipoli, Jul-Oct 1915. (Volume sent to Hamilton by William Henry Triggs, editor of The Press, New Zealand). 1 vol, 30pp


HAMILTON: 17/38

1916 Jan 21-1920 May 8

Scrapbook of newspaper and journal cuttings, including interview of German Gen Otto Victor Carl Liman von Sanders, with his opinion of Allied conduct of the Dardanelles Campaign, The Daily Telegraph (26 Nov 1918); reviews of Hamilton's The Millenium? (Edward Arnold, London, 1919); reviews of Henry Woodd Nevinson's The Dardanelles Campaign (Nisbet & Co, London, 1918); on Hamilton's refusal to accept the offer by Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Secretary of State for War, of Northern Command, British Army, on the grounds of age, 31 Mar 1919; review of Gallipoli by anonymous officer of Liman von Sanders' staff (Berlin, Scherl, 1919), The Times Literary Supplement, 3 Jul 1919; articles on the final report of the Dardanelles Commission, Nov 1919; reviews of The Dardanelles by Maj Gen Sir Charles Edward Callwell (Constable and Co, London, 1919); letter from Hamilton to The Times (22 Dec 1919), suggesting that the failure of the Dardanelles Campaign had adversely affected British prestige in Egypt; review of Noel Ross and his work, (Edward Arnold, London, 1919) edited by M Ross and Mrs M Ross with a preface by Hamilton, The Nation (16 Jan 1920); on Hamilton's speech to veterans of 42 Div East Lancashire Territorials, condemning compulsory military service, 31 Jan-2 Feb 1920; letter from Hamilton to The Times (2 Feb 1920) calling for Liman von Sanders to be excluded from the official list of war criminals; on Hamilton's speech to veterans of the 455 West Riding Field Company, 29 Div, proposing that the Dardanelles Campaign could have been won had the attentions of the Allied High Command not been centred on the Western Front, 24 Apr 1920. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/39

1916 Apr 29

'The Dardanelles anniversary', article by Henry Woodd Nevinson from The Nation, relating to Nevinson's view of the strategic and tactical errors committed during the campaign. 4pp


HAMILTON: 17/40

1916

Various newspaper cuttings relating to the Gallipoli Campaign, comprising 'Was Sir Ian Hamilton to blame?', article by E C Buley (Newspaper title not given), and 'The military situation-goodbye Gallipoli' (The Broad Arrow,14 Jan 1916), on Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915; 'The outer wars', leader from the Newcastle Daily Chronicle, regretting the Allied decision to evacuate the Gallipoli Peninsula; 'Gallipoli pictures' and 'In memory of ANZAC heroes', two articles on an exhibition of sketches of Gallipoli by Sapper Horace Moore-Jones, at the New Zealand Government Offices, Strand, London; three cuttings relating to questions asked in the House of Commons by Wilfrid William Ashley MP to Henry William Forster MP, Financial Secretary to the War Office, regarding the cost of using the Royal Mail Steamer ARAGON as a HQ for Staff of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/41

1917 Mar 10-13

Volume of press cuttings of editorials from New Zealand newspapers comprising reaction to the publication of the interim report of the Dardanelles Commission. (Volume sent to Hamilton by William Henry Triggs, editor of The Press, New Zealand). 1 vol, 14pp


HAMILTON: 17/42

1919 Jan 4-1919 Dec 31

Scrapbook of cuttings of newspaper and magazine reviews of Hamilton's The Millenium? (Edward Arnold, London, 1919). 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/43

1920 May 15-1921 Jan 2

Scrapbook of newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of Hamilton's Gallipoli Diary (Edward Arnold, London, 1920); on the response of the Australian war correspondent Keith Arthur Murdoch to the publication of Gallipoli Diary, May 1920; letter from Lt Gen Sir John Grenfell Maxwell to The Morning Post (27 May 1920) responding to Hamilton's claim in Gallipoli Diary that Maxwell and FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, refused to send Hamilton a brigade of Gurkhas from Egypt to the Dardanelles, with Hamilton's reply, The Morning Post (28 May 1920); letters to The Times from 'An Australian soldier' (18 Jun 1920) justifying the actions of Murdoch in discrediting Hamilton's command of the Dardanelles campaign, with Hamilton's reply (19 Jun 1920); review of Fünf Jahre Türkei by German Gen Otto Victor Carl Liman von Sanders (Scherl, Berlin, 1920), The Times Literary Supplement, 22 Jul 1920; letter from Hamilton to the Westminster Gazette (10 Aug 1920) arguing that the Treaty of Versailles would cause German resentment and could not safeguard countries established under its terms; 'Gallipoli', poem by David Mckee Wright, The Bulletin (2 Sep 1920); on the presentation by Hamilton of original drafts of his dispatches from the Dardanelles to the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Australia, and the Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand; 'The hero in the gutter-how we can get him out of it', article by Hamilton on unemployed ex-servicemen, The Daily Graphic (24 Dec 1920). 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/44

1920 Nov 20-1923 Oct 26

Scrapbook of newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of Hamilton's Gallipoli Diary (Edward Arnold, London, 1920); reviews of Hamilton's Soul and body of an army (Edward Arnold, London, 1921); reviews of the The John Keats Memorial Volume (John Lane, London and New York, 1921) edited by George Charles Williamson, to which Hamilton contributed an article proposing that the Treaty of Versailles had failed to meet the expectations of the soldiers of World War One; 'The Right Honorable Winston Spencer Churchill', article by Hamilton, MacLean's Magazine (15 Jun 1921); on his speech to the London Press Club, proposing that the Washington Conference be lenient with Japan regarding arms control, and that Japan be allowed to pursue colonial interests in China, Nov 1921; on his speech at the dinner of 52 (Lowland) Div, Glasgow, suggesting that the failure of the Dardanelles Campaign had adversely affected British prestige in Egypt and India, Feb 1922; on his visit to Germany, including his meeting with German Gen Friedrich Wilhelm Erich Ludendorff near Munich, 20 Apr 1922. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/45

1923 Oct 26-1924 Aug 23

Scrapbook of newspaper and journal cuttings, including 'The courage of Jan Smuts', biographical article by Hamilton in praise of Jan Christian Smuts, Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, The Star (26 Oct 1923); reviews of Hamilton's The friends of England-lectures to members of the British Legion (Allen and Unwin, London, 1923); 'New light on Gallipoli', letter by Hamilton to The Times (30 Oct 1923), stating that the Tekke Tepe Ridge, Dardanelles peninsula, should have been captured by Allied troops on 8 Aug 1915, with supporting letter from John Still, former adjutant of 6 Bn East Yorkshire Regt; speculation on Hamilton being appointed Secretary of State for War, Daily Express (15 Jan 1924); on his lecture tour of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, Jan-Feb 1924; on his speech to the London Press Club, proposing that British infantry forces should be reduced by two thirds and the remainder of the Army be converted to mechanised divisions, 25 Feb 1924; on his speech to the British Legion, Hull, ascribing the failure of the Dardanelles Expedition to the failure of the Allied High Command to allocate him reinforcements from Egypt, 13 Apr 1924. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/46

1924 Sep 7-1925 Jul 7

Scrapbook of newspaper and journal cuttings, including articles on Hamilton's speech to the Westminster British Legion, proposing that German ex-soldiers should be admitted to the London congress of the Fédération Inter-Alliée des Anciens Combatants, Sep 1924; 'The Suvla Bay failure-new evidence, article from The Times (14 Feb 1925) featuring a letter from James T Underhill, former officer of the East Yorkshire Regt, stating that the Tekke Tepe Ridge, Dardanelles Peninsula, was only lightly held by Turkish troops, and supporting Hamilton's claims that this position should have been captured by Allied forces on 8-9 Aug 1915; Obituary for French Gen Charles Louis Marie Lanrezac, The Times (Jan 1925); 'Hindenburg-the portent', article by Hamilton in The Sunday Express (19 Apr 1925), proposing a moderation of the British perception of German FM Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg; on his speech to the Association of 29 Div, 25 Apr 1925, stating that he considered aborting the Gallipoli landings because of leaked details of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in the Egyptian press. 1vol


HAMILTON: 17/47

1925 Jul 9-1929 Sep 30

Scrapbook of newspaper and journal cuttings, including 'The Turkish staff history of the campaign in Gallipoli', article in The Army Quarterly (Jan 1926); 'Dardanelles from the enemy's side', article by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, The Daily Telegraph (14 Feb 1926); review by Hamilton of The perils of amateur strategy as exemplified by the attack on the Dardanelles fortress in 1915 by Lt Gen Sir Gerald Francis Ellison (Longmans, New York, 1926), The Observer (20 Jun 1926); reviews of Hamilton's Now and then (Methuen, London, 1926); reviews of Gallipoli Today by T J Pemberton (Ernest Benn, London, 1926), to which Hamilton contributed an introduction; letter from Hamilton to The Times (1 Jan 1927), attributing FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, with improvements in the standard of musketry in the British Army; 'Britain's lone hand in the Far East', article by Hamilton on the perceived threat to British colonies from Asian powers, The Illustrated Sunday Herald (30 Jan 1927); 'Chinese or Russian-which will be which', article by Hamilton on the growth of Russian influence over China, The Observer (3 Apr 1927); on Hamilton's speech to the Royal Naval Division Officers' Association, describing the great opposition of FM Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Bt, to the Dardanelles Expedition, Nov 1927; reviews of The Uncensored Dardanelles by Ellis Ashmead Bartlett (Hutchinson, London, 1928); 'Kitchener and the Territorials', letter from Hamilton to The Times (11 Sep 1928) on the contribution of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome to the formation of Territorial units in World War One; Ghosts that haunt me', article by Hamilton on his most vivid military memories, John Bull (10 Nov 1928); 'The Channel Tunnel-what it would have meant in 1914', article by Hamilton published in the provincial press, Feb 1929; reviews of The official history of the Gallipoli campaign, volume 1 by Brig Gen Cecil Faber Aspinall-Oglander (Heinemann, London, 1929). 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/48

1925 Sep 21-1927 Mar 25

Newspaper cuttings from The Morning Post, comprising seven articles by FM Sir William Robert Robertson, 1st Bt, on army manoeuvres on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, 22-25 Sep 1925 (articles mostly undated, Sep 1925); ten extracts from Robertson's Soldiers and statesmen, 1914-1918, 2 vols (Cassell and Co, London, 1926) relating to the Dardanelles and Salonika Campaigns, 25 May-14 Jun 1926; three articles on the visit to London of Arnold Rechberg, German industrialist, to propose British industrial involvement in the Franco-German alliances in potash, coal, iron and steel production, 12-25 Mar (including one article from The Daily Mail, 25 Mar 1927). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/49

1926 Jun 2-1926 Oct 8

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including extracts from Soldiers and Statesmen (Cassell and Co, London, 1926) by FM Sir William Robert Robertson, 1st Bt, relating to the Dardanelles Expedition, The Morning Post (2-8 Jun); review by Col John Buchan of Governments and war by Maj Gen Sir Frederick Barton Maurice (Heinemann, London, 1926), The Observer (3 Oct). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/50

1927 Feb 51927 Oct 6

Newspaper and journal cuttings including extracts from Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, Bart., GCB DSO, his life and diaries by Maj Gen Sir Charles Edward Callwell (Cassell and Co, London, 1927), The Sunday Times (26 May-10 Jul); review of Callwell's biography of Wilson by Maj Gen Sir Frederick Barton Maurice, The Morning Post (6 Oct); review of Gallipoli: Bedentung und Verlauf der Kämpfe, 1915 by German Gen Hans Kannangiesser (Schlieffen, Berlin, 1927), The Times Literary Supplement (23 Jun 1927). With edition of The Observer (15 May), containing reviews by Hamilton of The indecisiveness of modern war by John Holland Rose (G Bell, London, 1927) and The study of war for statesmen and citizens edited by Sir George Grey Aston (Longmans, London, 1927). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/51

1928 Jan 30-1928 Oct 21

Newspaper and journal cuttings including extracts from The life of General Lord Rawlinson of Trent by Maj Gen Sir Frederick Barton Maurice (Cassell and Co, London, 1928), The Daily Telegraph (23 Feb-8 Mar); 'Gallipoli-the last phase', extract from Politicians and the War, 1914-1916 by William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron of Beaverbrook, New Brunswick and Cherkley (Thornton Butterworth, London, 1928), The Evening Standard (25 Apr 1928); reviews of The Uncensored Dardanelles by Ellis Ashmead Bartlett (Hutchinson, London, 1928); review by John Still of The campaign in Gallipoli by Hans Kannengiesser, translated by C J P Ball (Hutchinson and Co, London, 1928), The Observer, 21 Oct 1928. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/52

1929 Oct 1-1932 May 17

Scrapbook of newspaper and journal cuttings, including 'The Gallipoli history', article in The Army Quarterly (Oct 1929) by Lt Col F Cunliffe-Owen, with associated cuttings, on the alleged lack of intelligence gathering prior to the start of the Dardanelles Expedition; reviews of Memories of four fronts by Lt Gen Sir William Raine Marshall (Ernest Benn, London, 1929), to which Hamilton contributed an introduction; reviews of Gallipoli Memories by Edward Montague Compton MacKenzie (Cassel, London, 1929); 'The end of war', article in Life and Letters (Nov 1929), featuring the correspondence between Hamilton and Erich Maria Remarque regarding Hamilton's opinion of All quiet on the Western Front [Im Westen nichts Neues] (Putnam, London, 1929); review by Hamilton of Commando-a Boer journal of the Boer War by Deneys Reitz (Faber and Faber, London, 1929), The Observer (17 Nov 1929); 'The lines of communications in the Dardanelles' article by Lt Gen Sir George Fletcher MacMunn, The Army Quarterly (Apr 1930); on Hamilton's call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into conduct of troops on the Western Front, following the allegations of drunkenness and immorality expressed in A brass hat in no man's land by Brig Gen Frank Percy Crozier, Apr 1930 (Jonathan Cape, London, 1930); on Hamilton's appearance at Cambridge University Union speaking against a motion calling for the abolition of military training in British schools, Oct 1930; on Tell England, film on the Gallipoli landings, in which Hamilton appeared as himself in a scene recreating the conference of 10 Apr 1915 on board RN battleship HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, Dec 1930; 'Gallipoli-a retrospect', article based on BBC radio broadcast interview between Hamilton and Compton MacKenzie, The Listener (29 Apr 1931); reviews of A glance at Gallipoli by Lt Col Charles Octavius Head (Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1931), with associated cuttings on Hamilton's response to Head's criticism of his leadership of the Dardanelles Campaign, May 1931; reviews of The cross of Carl by Walter Owen (Grant Richards, London, 1931), to which Hamilton contributed a preface; review by Hamilton of The coming war by Gen Friedrich Wilhelm Erich Ludendorff (Faber and Faber, London, 1931), The Observer (7 Jun 1931); reviews of Anti-commando by Hamilton and Victor Sampson (Faber and Faber, London, 1931); 'One more drop of blood!', article by Hamilton on his hatred of war, John Bull (30 Jan 1932); 'Fifty years-making the new soldier', article by Hamilton on his early career in the Gordon Highlanders, The Times (12 Feb 1932); photographs of Hamilton at Government House, Toronto, Canada, Oct 1930, and parade of the Toronto Veterans of Gallipoli Club, Apr 1932. 1 vol, 4 photographs


HAMILTON: 17/53

1932 Apr 4-1932 May 14

Newspaper and journal cuttings of reviews and articles relating to The official history of the Gallipoli campaign, volume 2 by Brig Gen Cecil Faber Aspinall-Oglander (Heinemann, London, 1932), including 'A splendid tragedy' by Henry Woodd Nevinson, The Observer (24 Apr 1932), 'Murdered by criminal neglect-how warmongers murdered British troops' Daily Worker (27 Apr 1932) and 'Inner meaning of Gallipoli disclosures' by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, The Daily Telegraph (25 Apr 1932); extracts from Aspinall-Oglander's official history, The Daily Telegraph (4-23 Apr). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/54

1932 Jun 3-1932 Jul 25

Scrapbook of newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of The tragedy of the Dardanelles by Edmond Delage (John Lane, London, 1932), to which Hamilton contributed an introduction. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 17/55

1932 Jun 16-1932 Oct 13

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on Hamilton's speech to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Association, Crystal Palace, London, protesting against the negotiations of the Geneva Disarmament Conference, and proposing the abolition of conscription, 23 Jul; reviews of The tragedy of the Dardanelles by Edmond Delage (John Lane, London, 1932), to which Hamilton contributed an introduction; 'Gallipoli fought again', article by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, on the recreation of the Gallipoli landings during army exercises in Surrey, The Daily Telegraph (16 Aug); 'Generals of the World War-what they foresaw and failed to see after the Boer Campaign', article by Liddell Hart, The Daily Telegraph (17 Aug); 'Lack of guns in Gallipoli Campaign-Sir Ian talks of War Office blunders', article by Hamilton in Reveille (1 Sep). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/56

1932 Oct 1-1932 Dec 13

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on Hamilton's nomination and election to the Lord Rectorship of Edinburgh University; on his speech to the British Legion at Birkenhead, describing the evacuation of the Dardanelles as 'senseless', criticizing British naval strategy and the Dardanelles Committee, 25 Nov, with reply of Adm Sir Mark Edward Frederic Kerr, asserting that it was impossible for the British fleet to have sailed through the narrows of the Dardanelles, Daily Sketch (5 Dec); on Hamilton's tribute to German President FM Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, on his 85th birthday, 3 Oct; reviews of The Scottish national war memorial (Grant and Murray, Edinburgh, 1932), to which Hamilton contributed an introduction; on his defence of Armistice day commemorations, following the statement of Dr Alfred Salter, MP for West Bermondsey, describing the Cenotaph ceremonies as 'humbug', 14 Nov. With edition of the British Legion Journal (Nov 1932), containing an article by Hamilton criticizing the ability of the Geneva Disarmament Conference to avert a future war; 'The tale of the tank' by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, The nineteenth century and after (Nov 1932). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/57

1933 Jan 12-1933 Jan 30

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including articles on the trial of Edward Montague Compton MacKenzie for passing official secrets to his publishers for his book Greek memories (Chatto and Windus, London, 1939), in which Hamilton appeared as a witness for the defence. With 'Mind and machine-tactical training in 1932', article by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, The Army Quarterly (Jan 1933), including reference to the recreation of the Gallipoli landings in army exercises in Surrey. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/58

1933 Feb 2-1933 Feb 24

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including articles on the speech by Hamilton to the British Legion Metropolitan Area Conference, London, warning that a future war, fought by tanks and aeroplanes and incurring huge civilian casualties, was imminent if the Geneva Disarmament Conference failed. With 'When Ian Hamilton turned back', article by Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on Hamilton's stay at a Boer farmhouse in May 1900, British Legion Journal (Feb 1933). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/59

1933 Mar 2-1933 Mar 29

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including articles on the address by Hamilton as Lord Rector to the students of Edinburgh University, 2 Mar, 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; 'The higher command at Gallipoli', letter from Hamilton to The Times (11 Mar) refuting claims that generals fought from the rear at Gallipoli and highlighting examples of personal gallantry of senior officers during the Dardanelles Expedition. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/60

1933 Apr 7-1933 May 31

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on his speech to the London branch of the Distinguished Conduct Medal League, declaring that the young generation were translating pacifism into defeatism, 24 Apr; 'The gentle general', article on Hamilton, The Passing Show (20 May); letter from Hamilton to The Times (24 May), on the definition of an aggressor nation. With photographs of St George's day parade of Gallipoli veterans, Toronto, 23 Apr, and memorial wreath sent by Hamilton. 1 file, 2 photographs


HAMILTON: 17/61

1933 Jun 5-1933 Aug 26

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on the visit of Edward Albert Christian George Patrick David, Prince of Wales, accompanied by Hamilton, to Rothesay, Isle of Bute, 19 Jun; a dinner in honour of Henry Woodd Nevinson, author and war correspondent, presided by Hamilton, 1 Jul; letter from Hamilton to The Times (5 Aug) on the bombing by the RAF of Bajaur villages, North West Frontier Province, India; letter to The Times (8 Aug) from Lionel James, ex-Chitral Relief Force, with a description of the Bajaur villages in 1895 and on his recollection of meeting Hamilton there during the Chitral Relief Expedition, 1895. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/62

1933 Sep 1-1933 Sep 29

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of The Post Victorians (Ivor Nicholson and Watson, London, 1933) to which Hamilton contributed an article on FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome; 'Letter to my grandson', article by Hamilton, The Boys' Brigade Bulletin (4 Sep); 'The scout and the colonel', poem by Hamilton, The Scotsman (16 Sep). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/63

1933 Oct 3-1933 Oct 30

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including articles on the 350th anniversary of the Edinburgh University, with 'Regaining the glory of the past' article by Hamilton as Lord Rector of the university, Edinburgh Evening News (21 Oct). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/64

1933 Nov 3-1933 Dec 30

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including letters to The Daily Telegraph (19-28 Nov) from Hamilton and other correspondents on the dismissal from Gallipoli of the war correspondent Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, the state of morale of Allied troops during the Dardanelles Expedition, and the accuracy of the dispatch of Keith Arthur Murdoch on the conduct of the campaign, which was placed before the British Cabinet, also including letters in defence of Ashmead Bartlett from his sister A Everitt and his brother S Burdett Coutts; three articles by Henry Woodd Nevinson, 'Ladysmith-the four months siege', Manchester Guardian (22 Nov), 'Dardanelles-the strategy that miscarried', Manchester Guardian (2 Dec) and 'Siege of Ladysmith', The Listener (27 Dec). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/65

1934 Jan 4-1934 Mar 24

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including three extracts from The Naval Memoirs (Thornton Butterworth, London, 1934) by AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes, Bt, relating to the Dardanelles Expedition, The Daily Telegraph (7-13 Mar); article on the visit of Hamilton 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, The Scottish Field (Mar 1934). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/66

1934 Jan 30-1934 Feb 11

German newspaper cuttings relating to the visit of Hamilton 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. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/67

1934 Jan 28-1934 Feb 17

British newspaper and journal cuttings relating to the visit of Hamilton 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. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/68

1934 Apr 5-1934 Apr 30

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on the tour of the Gallipoli battlefields by 700 British ex-servicemen, with photographs of 'V' Beach, Cape Helles, Daily Express (11 Apr); letter from Hamilton to The Times (19 Apr), proposing that battle honours for Arroyo dos Molinos, Peninsular War, 1811, be awarded to 2 Bn Gordon Highlanders; article on the visit of Hamilton 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, with photograph of Hamilton with German officers, The Caledonian (Apr 1934). With photograph of parade of Victorian Scottish Regt, ANZAC day, Melbourne, Australia, Apr 1934. 1 file, 1 photograph


HAMILTON: 17/69

1934 May 2-1934 May 31

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on the creation of a Gallipoli Association by British veterans on their reunion visit to the Dardanelles, with Hamilton appointed as their first president; 'In the Dardanelles', article by Henry Woodd Nevinson, The New Statesman and Nation (19 May); 'Famous faces-Sir Ian Hamilton', humorous profile in The Bulletin and Scots Pictorial (11 May); on the dismissal of C E Carrol, editor of the British Legion Journal by the Journal Committee following disagreement on the publication of the views of ex-servicemen. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/70

1934 Jun 1-1934 Jun 29

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on the presentation by Hamilton of a painting of the Battle of Quatre-Bras, 1815, by his brother Vereker Monteith Hamilton to the New Zealand Government for the National Gallery at Wellington, 27 Jun; on his speech to the South Poplar British Legion, London, 10 Jun, proposing that the modern technology of war would remove the inclination of men to fight; on his address to ex-servicemen at the Glasgow Cenotaph, 17 Jun, censuring those books, including All quiet on the Western Front [Im Westen nichts Neues] by Erich Maria Remarque (Putnam, London, 1929), which only contained the horror of war. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/71

1934 Jul 3-1934 Aug 31

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including 'Britains advisers in conflict during World War', review of A history of the World War, 1914-1918 by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart (Faber and Faber, London, 1934), Evening Chronicle and Evening World (19 Jul); 'In the Dardanelles', article by Henry Woodd Nevinson, The Observer (29 Jul); letter from Hamilton to the Manchester Guardian (1 Aug) arguing that the continual comparison of British and German armed forces by British politicians would only increase anti-British sentiment in Germany, and also warning of the danger of maintaining commitments to aid other countries in the event of war; on the death of German President FM Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, with tribute from Hamilton suggesting the British Army make an official display of sympathy, 3 Aug; on the call of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP for Britain to re-arm, with statements in support from Hamilton and AF David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty of the North Sea and Brooksby, The Daily Mirror (6 Aug). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/72

1934 Sep 2-1934 Oct 29

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of Gallipoli revisited by William Edward Stanton Hope (Stanton Hope, London, 1934), to which Hamilton contributed a foreword; reviews of The Naval Memoirs by AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes, Bt (Thornton Butterworth, London, 1934), including 'We could have forced the Dardanelles' by Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, The Daily Mail (2 Oct) and 'Dardanelles could have been won says hero of Zeebrugge', the Daily Express (3 Oct); letter from Hamilton to The Times (16 Oct), praising the physical training department of Col R B Campbell at Edinburgh University. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/73

1934 Nov 2-1934 Dec 31

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including articles on a purported message for Hamilton from the deceased FM Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg received at a seance attended by a British Legion member, 9-10 Nov; on Hamilton's remarks condemning the proposed dispatch of British troops to police the Saar plebiscite, 19 Nov; letter from Hamilton to the Daily Express (5 Dec) proposing that the horrific war photographs contained in Covenants with death (Daily Express, London, 1934) would not deter future generations from fighting, with letters from other correspondents (6-8 Dec) protesting against Hamilton's letter; reviews of High command in the World War by Capt William Dilworth Puleston, Director of Naval Intelligence, US Navy (Scribners, New York and London, 1934), to which Hamilton contributed an introduction; reviews and articles on the British International Pictures' documentary film of World War One, Forgotten men, in which Hamilton appeared and narrated the introduction, 9 Nov-19 Dec; letter from Dr Herbert Levenstein, scientist, to the Manchester Guardian (14 Dec) responding to remarks of Hamilton condemning the use of poison gas, and arguing that enemy use of gas at Gallipoli would have saved Allied lives by forcing an earlier evacuation. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/74

1935 Jan 2-1935 Feb 28

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of the British International Pictures' documentary film of World War One, Forgotten men, in which Hamilton appeared and narrated the introduction; on his speech to the 42 Div (East Lancashire) Territorial Army officers' dinner, proposing the mechanisation of the Territorial Army, 26 Feb; on the parade of 1 and 2 Bns Gordon Highlanders in Gibraltar, the first meeting of the battalions since 1898, 6 Jan. With edition of the Gibraltar Chronicle (7 Jan), containing Hamilton's speech as Colonel at the parade of the Gordon Highlanders. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/75

1935 Mar 2-1935 Apr 30

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of the British International Pictures' documentary film of World War One, Forgotten men, in which Hamilton appeared and narrated the introduction; letter from Hamilton to The Times (7 Mar) condemning those who blamed Germany for causing international re-armament; on the BBC radio programme 'Gallipoli', commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, 25 Apr; review of Mustafa Kemal über die Dardanelleskämpfe im Weltkriege by Raushan Ashref (Leykam, Graz, 1935), Army Quarterly (Apr 1935). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/76

1935 May 1-1935 Jun 29

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including article by Hamilton on the signing of the Treaty of Vereeniging, 31 May 1902, based on his BBC radio broadcast on the same theme, The Listener (12 Jun); 'If you want war, prepare for peace!', article by Hamilton propounding the danger of a British retreat from maintenance of the Empire, and urging continued cadet training in imitation of Germany, syndicated article for the provincial press, 25 May-8 Jun; obituary appreciations for FM Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, including tribute from Hamilton, The Times (8 Jun). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/77

1935 Jul 3-1935 Aug 21

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including 'Sir Ian Hamilton-author', appreciation of Hamilton's publications by R Angus Downie, The Manchester City News (13 Jul); on Hamilton's speech to the South Shields British Legion rally, urging the British government to negotiate an air forces pact with Germany, 14 Jul; 'Lawrence of Arabia', eulogistic sermon on Thomas Edward Lawrence, preached by the Reverend Leslie Basil Cross, Jesus College Oxford, The Modern Churchman (Jul 1935); Gallipoli-the first landing', article by Lt Col Alfred Higgins Burne, The Fighting Forces (Aug 1935). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/78

1935 Sep 3-1935 Dec 12

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on the ceremonial opening of new barracks for the Gordon Highlanders at Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, 14 Sep; on Hamilton's speech to the Clan Campbell dinner, Glasgow, expressing sympathy for Jews in Germany but urging that German ex-servicemen and citizens should not be censured, 19 Oct; 'Corpse factory: the foulest lie of the Great War', article by F Davis, Manchester City News (9 Nov) on Allied propaganda implying that the German Army was converting human cadavers into raw materials for military use, and containing Hamilton's explanation of how the rumour originated, from Hamilton's introduction to The cross of Carl by Walter Owen (Grant Richards, London, 1931); letter from Hamilton to The Times (7 Dec) suggesting there existed genuine enthusiasm amongst cadets and Officer Training Corps for assisting in the defence of Britain. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/79

1936 Jan 2-1936 Feb 27

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of High Treason by Col Victor K Kaledin (Hurst and Blackett, London, 1936), to which Hamilton contributed a foreword; obituaries for (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling including tributes from Hamilton; letters to The Times (13-22 Feb) regarding the proposed refusal of British universities to send delegates to the 550th anniversary celebrations of Heidelberg University, Germany, in protest at its dismissal of staff for political, religious and racial reasons, including letters from Hamilton, (13 and 19 Feb), advocating that the British delegates should travel to Heidelburg, letter from Charles Grant Robertson, Vice Chancellor of Birmingham University (18 Feb), arguing that British universities should refuse the Heidelburg invitation, letter from Henry Woodd Nevinson, (20 Feb), supporting Hamilton's past attempts at conciliation with Germany. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/80

1936 Jan 20-1936 Jan 29

Six editions of the Daily Mirror (20-24, 28-29 Jan) covering the death and funeral of George V, King of Great Britain and Ireland, and the accession of his son Edward VIII. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/81

1936 Mar 4-1936 Apr 30

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including'War and the war generation', article by Lt Col Alfred Higgins Burne, The Ashridge Journal (Mar 1936); reviews of High Treason by Col Victor K Kaledin (Hurst and Blackett, London, 1936), to which Hamilton contributed a foreword; reviews of Gallipoli: the fading vision by John Francis Allen North (Faber and Faber, London, 1936); reviews of Letters from Helles by Col Sir Henry Clayton Darlington (Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1936), to which Hamilton contributed an introduction; letter from Hamilton to The Times (17 Mar), suggesting that Germany was justified in militarizing the Rhine zone following the Franco-Soviet pact of May 1935; letter from Hamilton to The Daily Telegraph (2 Apr), arguing that the pre-war army staff talks between Britain and France committed Britain to entering World War One on the side of France using 'Plan 17', and that future Anglo-French talks would also force Britain to side with France in a war. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/82

1936 May 2-1936 Jun 29

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including letter from Hamilton to The Daily Telegraph (28 May), proposing that British Legionaries and South Africa War veterans should be organised into components of a National Defence Force; 'Famous general hits out', article by Hamilton in Pearson's Weekly (23 May), contradicting a recent letter of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP to The Times, which had pointed to previous German acts of aggression against France; on Hamilton's speech at the annual Scottish conference of the British Legion, 13 Jun, demanding that the disparity in wages between munitions workers and private soldiers during World War One should not be repeated in any future war. 1file


HAMILTON: 17/83

1936 Jul 3-1936 Aug 31

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including letter, with associated articles, from Hamilton to the New Leader (3 Jul) proposing that everyone should be paid a flat rate of a shilling per day during wartime to avoid friction between ranks, forces and civilians; on his speech to the British Legion rally at Chatsworth Park, Derbyshire, pleading for amicable relations with Germany, 18 Jul; on the speech of Maj Gen Sir Charles Rosenthal, General Officer Commanding 2 Div Australian Military Forces, New South Wales, criticizing Australia for not providing ANZAC forces with howitzers on the first day of the Gallipoli landings, 11-14 Aug. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/84

1936 Sep 1-1936 Dec 18

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including review of The Liao-Yang Campaign by Lt Col Alfred Higgins Burne (William Clowes, London, 1936), to which Hamilton contributed a foreword, The Times Literary Supplement (14 Nov); on his speech to the Royal Naval Division dinner, London, 21 Nov, revealing that in Aug 1914, FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, had ordered him to command spy hunting missions in Northern England and Scotland; letter from Hamilton to The Daily Telegraph (30 Nov), supporting the description of Gen Sir John Monash as a former civilian with a talent for military leadership, as given in volume six of War memoirs by Rt Hon David Lloyd George MP (Ivor Nicholson and Watson, London, 1936). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/85

1937 Jan 16-1937 Mar 23

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including 'Compulsory territorialism', article by G G Coulton, The Quarterly Review (Jan 1937); on Hamilton's speech at the dinner of the Royal Naval Div, Newcastle, proposing that the Dardanelles Expedition would have succeeded if AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes, Bt, had been in command of the Allied naval forces; on his speech at the dinner of 42 East Lancashire Div, Manchester, 6 Mar, criticizing British Government policy for re-arming against Germany and Sir Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon and 3rd Bt, former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, for promoting army staff talks between France and Britain which bound Britain to France's side in the World War One; letters from Hamilton and other correspondents to the Morning Post (12-20 Mar), regarding his speech at Manchester; letter from Hamilton to The Daily Telegraph (23 Mar), on the likely reform of army structure, and suggesting that Britain should strengthen her air and naval forces, as European nations and the USA would regard an increase in British land forces with hostility. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/86

1937 Apr 18-1937 Jun 27

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on the allegations of army brutality contained in I joined the army-a record of six years in the post-war army) by Frank Griffin (Secker and Warburg, London, 1937, with Hamilton's condemnation of the author, The Sunday Referee (6 Jun), and letter from Griffin to The Sunday Referee (13 Jun) responding to Hamilton's criticisms; on Hamilton's speech to the Scottish British Legion, St Andrews, 12 June, 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, with his letter to the Morning Post (17 Jun), advocating the latter; on the royal review of 80,000 ex-servicemen, Hyde Park, London, 27 Jun. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/87

1937 Jul 7-1937 Sep 30

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including 'Personal view', article by Henry Woodd Nevinson on his impressions of war as a war correspondent, The Manchester Evening News (23 Jul); review by Henry Woodd Nevinson of Vain glory, a miscellany of the Great War, 1914-1918, written by those who fought in it on each side and on all fronts edited by Guy Chapman (Cassell and Co, London, 1937), Reynolds News (25 Jul); on Hamilton's speech to the Cambuslang British Legion, Glasgow, 8 Aug, 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. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/88

1937 Oct 1-1937 Dec 31

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on Hamilton's speech to the Royal Scottish Corporation, London, 31 Nov, warning that Singapore would be captured by the Japanese Army, with associated articles on his speech including 'Singapore', Truth (8 Dec), 'Is Singapore impregnable?' by R T Barrett, Great Britain and the East (16 Dec) and 'Vulnerability again-an eminent soldier on Singapore' by Sir Herbert William Henry Russell, former Gallipoli war correspondent, The United Services Review (23 Dec); on the changes in the British Army Council made by Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha MP, Secretary of State for War, and the appointment of John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, with Hamilton's comments of approval, 3-4 Dec; on Hamilton's speech to the British Legion, Wandsworth, London, calling for a new European League of Nations, 18 Dec; 'I was a prisoner of war', article by Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP on his experiences in the Second Boer War, The Sunday Chronicle (26 Dec). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/89

1937 Sep 9-1937 Sep 27

Ten editions of The Bulletin and Scots Pictorial, containing 'Portrait of a young Victorian matron', article by Hamilton on the household accounts book of his mother Maria Corinna Hamilton (9 Sep), and excerpts (13-14, 16-17, 21-24, 27 Sep) of his book When I was a boy (Faber and Faber, London, 1939). 1 box


HAMILTON: 17/90

1938 Jan 7-1938 Feb 28

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including 'Drama of the Dardanelles', article by Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP on the Gallipoli landings, The Sunday Chronicle (30 Jan); 'Japan-greatest peril to the white race', interview with Hamilton in the New York Journal and American (17 Jan); letter from Hamilton to The United Services Review (13 Jan), indicating the vulnerability of Singapore to Japanese attack and describing his own 'capture' of Singapore with a brigade of infantry during army exercises in autumn 1913; 'The implications of Singapore', article by W V Emanuel, The Spectator (11 Feb); on Hamilton's speech to a dinner of the British Legion, London, calling on Britain to disregard America in any future plans for peace or war, 21 Feb. 1 file.


HAMILTON: 17/91

1938 Mar 1-1938 Apr 30

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including 'The Battle of Majuba Hill, 1881', article by Hamilton based on his BBC radio broadcast for the series, 'I was there', The Listener (2 Mar); 'The shortage of army officers', article by W Wilberforce, The Quarterly Review (Apr 1938); on the dinner of 42 Div Officers' Dinner Club including speeches by Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, stating that notions of peace at any price were passing away and by Hamilton, warning of the dangers of hostile British intentions towards the foreign dicators, 11 Mar. With photograph of wreath sent by Hamilton for ANZAC day commemorations in Wellington, New Zealand, 25 Apr. 1 file, 1 photograph


HAMILTON: 17/92

1938 May 4-1938 Jul 31

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on the memorial reunion of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Association and the Royal Naval Division Association at Crystal Palace, London, 11 Jun, with group photographs of Hamilton, Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP and AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes, Bt; on Hamilton's speech to the annual Scottish conference of the British Legion, Crieff, 18 Jun, expressing sympathy for Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia; 'Some soldier-authors and their books', article by J L Weir in Notes and Queries (25 Jun). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/93

1938 Aug 1-1938 Aug 26

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on Hamilton's visit with a party of British ex-servicemen to Germany, and his meeting with Hitler at Berchtesgaden, 5-6 Aug, with photographs of Hamilton and Hitler, The Illustrated London News (13 Aug), and the Anglo-German Review (25 Aug); 'South African war memories-Kitchener and De Wet', extract from Not worth reading (Longmans and Co, London, 1938), the memoirs of Sir George Compton Archibald Arthur, 3rd Bt, The Sunday Times (14 Aug); 'Thoughts on Germany's big-scale manoeuvres', article by Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, The Daily Telegraph (18 Aug). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/94

1938 Sep 1-1938 Sep 28

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on the speech by FM William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood of Anzac and of Totnes, to the Deal Rotary Club, Kent, on the Gallipoli landings, The Deal, Walmer, Sandwich and East Kent Mercury (3 Sep); 'Lord Kitchener and Gallipoli-the withdrawal', extract from Not worth reading (Longmans and Co, London, 1938), the memoirs of Sir George Compton Archibald Arthur, 3rd Bt, The Sunday Times (14 Aug); letter from Hamilton to The Daily Telegraph (23 Sep), expressing support for the policy of Rt Hon (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain MP, British Prime Minister, towards Czechoslovakia; on the visit of 800 German ex-servicemen to Britain, 22-25 Sep, including their party at Hamilton's home 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London; two articles by Hamilton on his visit to Hitler at Berchtesgaden, Germany, British Legion Journal (Sep 1938), The Bulletin (28 Sep); With photograph of parade of South Africa War veterans [Southampton, 1938]. 1 file, 1 photograph


HAMILTON: 17/95

1938 Oct 1-1938 Dec 31

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of Through the fog of war by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart (Faber and Faber, London, 1938); letter from Hamilton to the Daily Sketch (7 Oct), supporting the rights of Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia; 'I know Hitler', article by Hamilton suggesting Hitler's motives were peaceful, Edinburgh Evening Dispatch (17 Oct); 'Ataturk saves the Dardanelles', article by Michael Foot on the military exploits of Mustafa Kemal, otherwise Kemal Ataturk, during the Dardanelles Campaign and based on Grey Wolf (Penguin, London, 1937) by Capt Francis Harold Courtenay Lupin Armstrong, the Evening Standard (12 Nov). With edition of German magazine Stuttgarter Jllustrierte (12 Oct), containing photographs of the visit of German ex-servicemen to Britain. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/96

1939 Jan 6-1939 Apr 29

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on Hamilton's appeal for British Legion members to lay wreaths on the graves of German war dead buried in Britain, 4 Mar; on his presence at a rehearsal of the BBC radio broadcast 'Gallipoli-in memoriam', News Chronicle (22 Apr); on his speech at a Territorial Army recruiting rally, Ashford, Kent, calling for voluntary and not conscriptive service, 23 Apr. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/97

1939 May 1-1939 Jun 30

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of Hamilton's When I was a boy (Faber and Faber, London, 1939); on his call for America to join Britain and France in taking action against Japan following the Japanese blockade of the British concession at Tientsin, China, the Daily Sketch (16 Jun); appreciation of Hamilton on his resignation from the colonelcy of the Gordon Highlanders, The Tiger and Spinx (Jun 1939); on the appointment of Gen Sir (William) Edmund Ironside as Inspector General of Overseas Forces. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/98

1939 May 25-1939 Dec 15

Newspaper and magazine cuttings, comprising reviews of Hamilton's When I was a boy (Faber and Faber, London, 1939). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/99

1939 May 31-1939 Jun 8

Edition of The Canadian Veteran (31 May), containing the address of George VI, King of Great Britain and Ireland, at the unveiling of the National War Memorial, Ottawa, Canada, 21 May; editions of The Hamilton Spectator (7-8 Jun), containing reports of the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Hamilton, Canada. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/100

1939 Jul 1-1939 Aug 26

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of Hamilton's When I was a boy (Faber and Faber, London, 1939); on his speech to Dunbar British Legion, Scotland, describing Hitler as a 'genius', 23 Jul; review of 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), The Times literary supplement (26 Aug); obituary for Brig Gen Hon Arthur Melland Asquith, The Times (26 Aug). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/101

1939 Sep 3-1939 Dec 16

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of Hamilton's When I was a boy (Faber and Faber, London, 1939); '"Tiger" Gort, VC', biographical article by Harold A Albert on John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, the Sunday Sun (3 Sep); 'The "immortal essence" of the Gordons', article by 'G S F' on past campaigns of the Gordon Highlanders, Aberdeen Press and Journal (12 Oct); on Hamilton's campaign to enrol South African War veterans into a National Defence Battalion, Aberdeen Press and Journal (24 Oct); 'Roots of war-put hate-mongers in the dock', article by Hamilton accusing propagandists of causing World War Two, The Bulletin and Scots Pictorial (2 Dec). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/102

1940 Jan 16-1940 Nov 11

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on Hamilton's campaign for Highland regiments to retain wearing kilts during World War Two, 28 Jan-17 Feb; 'The Anzac spirit again', article by Brig Gen Cecil Faber Aspinall-Oglander on the twenty fifth anniversary of his encountering ANZAC troops, the Evening News (20 Feb); 'Anzacs' and 'Landing under fire', two articles on the Gallipoli Landings by Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, the Sunday Chronicle and Sunday Referee (18 Feb, 21 Apr); reviews of Decisive battles: their influence upon history and civilization volume 2 by Maj Gen John Frederic Charles Fuller (Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1940), including 'Empire lost prestige in the Dardanelles', Western Morning News (6 Apr), containing Fuller's criticism of Hamilton's command of the Dardanelles Expedition; 'The story of a great "failure"', article on the Gallipoli Landings by David Watt, the Evening Citizen (25 Apr); 'Post mortems on Norway-parallels with Gallipoli', letters from Adm Robert Stewart Phipps Hornby and FM William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood of Anzac and of Totnes, on comparisons of the Norway Campaign of 1940 with the Dardanelles Expedition, The Times (7 May); Hamilton's speech for the Ministry of Information at Inverness, Scotland, on 4 Sep 1940, regarding the surrender of the 51 (Highland) Div at St Valery-en-Caux, France on 12 Jun 1940. With edition of S M T Magazine and Scottish Country Life (Jun 1940) containing 'The house of Hamilton' by George Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/103

1941 Jan 16-1941 Dec 27

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on the death of Jean Hamilton, 23 Feb; 'The Omega workshops', article by Nikolaus Pevsner containing references to products of the Omega workshops in Hamilton's home at 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London, The Architectural Review (Aug 1941); '17 sea mines which played a part in history' and 'The blame for the Dardanelles', two articles on the Dardanelles Expedition by Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, the Sunday Dispatch (26 Oct, 9 Nov). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/104

1942 Jan 1-1942 Dec 18

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of Hamilton's Jean. A memoir (Faber and Faber, London, 1942); on an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, featuring acquisitions of the Tate Gallery including portraits of Hamilton and Jean Hamilton by John Singer Sargent, Apr; letter to the Sunday Times (13 Sep) from George Lambert MP, with associated articles, stating that he had protested in 1923 against the building of the British naval base at Singapore, and had been supported in a letter to him from Hamilton of 19 Jul 1929, predicting that Singapore would be captured by the Japanese Army. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/105

1942 May 16-1943 Jan 1

Newspaper and magazine cuttings, comprising reviews of Hamilton's Jean, a memoir on Jean, Lady Hamilton (Faber and Faber, London, 1942). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/106

1943 Jan 2-1943 Dec 29

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including 'Can the Balkans become the Second Front', article by Capt Ferdinand Otto Miksche on the possibilites of a future Allied invasion of the Balkans and comparisons with the Dardanelles Expedition, Picture Post (17 Jul); on the unveiling by Hamilton at Kilmadock Cemetery, Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, of a memorial tablet dedicated to Capt Harold Knight, Scots Guards, the adopted son of Jean Hamilton, who died of wounds in Libya, Jun 1941, with the text of his tribute, reprint from The Stirling Observer (26 Aug); letter from Hamilton to The Times (17 Nov), recommending the British Government to construct a Forth-Clyde Canal using Italian POWs. With edition of lllustrated magazine (20 Feb), containing 'Grand old man', interview with Hamilton with photographs of his army career. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/107

1944 Jan 14-1944 Dec 11

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including reviews of Hamilton's Listening for the drums (Faber and Faber, London, 1944); 'Father of the British Army', article on Hamilton by Gen Sir Walter Pipon Braithwaite, Our Empire (Apr 1944); 'Gordons' 150 years of battles', article by Hamilton on past campaigns of the Gordon Highlanders, Aberdeen Press and Journal (14 Jun). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/108

1944 Aug 1-1945 Feb

Newspaper and magazine cuttings, comprising reviews of Hamilton's Listening for the drums (Faber and Faber, London, 1944). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/109

1945 Jan 11-1945 Dec 13

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including photographs of Hamilton's 92nd birthday party at 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London, Illustrated magazine (3 Feb); reviews of Gordon and the Gordon boys by Lt Col Graham Seton Hutchison (Gordon Boys' School, Woking, 1944); 'Hitler passed this way', series of photographs of wartime bomb damage to London, The Evening News, Apr-Jul. With edition of the Gordon Boys' School Gazette diamond jubilee issue (Jul 1945), and edition of Prisoners of War News, issued by the British Red Cross Society Scottish Branch (Mar-Apr 1945). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/110

1946 Jan 8-1946 Dec 31

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including photographs of Hamilton's visit to Aberdeen, Scotland, to open a British Legion headquarters and social centre, Bon Accord (11 Jul); 'People', interview with Hamilton by Sheila Howarth, Empire News (8 Dec). With annual report for 1946 of the Gordon Boys School, Woking, Surrey, containing photographs of Hamilton's 93rd birthday party, and edition of Our empire today (Apr 1946). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/111

1947 Jan 10-1947 Aug 19

Newspaper cuttings, including on the presentation of a portrait of Hamilton painted by W Onslow Ford to the Aberdeen British Legion, Scotland, 23 Jan; on Hamilton being bestowed the freedom of the burgh of Inverness, 14 Jun. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/112

1947 Oct 13-1947 Oct 29

Newspaper and journal cuttings relating to Hamilton's death, 12 Oct, his funeral at Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, 16 Oct, and memorial services for him at Westminster Abbey, 25 Oct, and St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, 2 Nov, including obituaries from The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Scotsman (13 Oct); 'General Sir Ian Hamilton-soldier and writer', tribute by Henry Woodd Nevinson, Manchester Guardian (13 Oct); 'Sir Ian Hamilton-a recollection', tribute by Joseph Maunsell Hone, Irish Times (18 Oct); letters from veterans of the Dardanelles Expedition to The Daily Telegraph (14-22 Oct), on Hamilton's leadership of the campaign. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/113

1947 Dec 12-1947 Dec 21

Newspaper and journal cuttings relating to Hamilton's will, legacies and bequests. With tribute to Hamilton, 'comment' section, Blackwoods Magazine (Dec 1947). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/114

1948 Jan 3-1949 Jul 19

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including on the appointment of FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, as Grand President of the South African Wars Veterans Association in succession to Hamilton, 28 Jan-20 Feb 1948; letter to The Daily Telegraph (4 Jun 1948) from Capt Alfred Charles Dewar RN suggesting that during the Dardanelles Expedition mines prevented the Royal Navy forcing the straits, and that ammunition for the Turkish artillery was not exhausted; on the opening of the Sargent Gallery at the Tate Gallery, London, featuring portraits of Hamilton and Jean Hamilton by John Singer Sargent, The Times (25 Feb 1949); on the auction of Hamilton's property at 1 Hyde Park Gardens, London, The Press and Journal (19 Jul 1949). With edition of Life magazine (5 Jan 1948) containing photograph of Sargent's portrait of Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/115

1949 Sep 13-1970 Mar 6

Newspaper and journal cuttings, including 'Winston Churchill: man of crisis, the Gallipoli disaster-who was to blame' by Alan McCrae Moorehead, The Sunday Times, 21 Nov 1954; 'Not wholly in vain', review by Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, of Gallipoli by Moorehead (Hamish Hamilton, London, 1956), The Spectator, 27 Apr 1956; 'Gallipoli-what did happen?', critique of Moorehead's Gallipoli by Maj Ernest Sirdenfield Harston, Empire and Commonwealth, Apr 1957; obituary for Turkish Gen Selahattin Adil, commander of Turkish coastal artillery batteries during the Dardanelles Campaign, The Times, 2 Mar 1961; 'The Gordon Highlanders-a short history, part 2' by Christopher Sincair-Stevenson, and 'The late General Sir Ian Hamilton-annual birthday memorial service', from Claymore, Feb 1970; 'The contagion that spread from Majuba Hill', article by James Morris on the death of Gen Sir George Pomeroy Colley at the Battle of Majuba Hill, First Boer War, 1881, The Times, 6 Mar 1970. With typescript notes and criticisms by Mary Forbes Shield of Moorehead's Gallipoli (New English Library, London, 1963). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/116

1951-1956

Editions of The Claymore (Feb 1951), containing an appreciation of Hamilton by his secretary Mary Forbes Shield, The Glasgow Herald (16 Jan 1953), The Bulletin and Scots Pictorial (16 Jan1953) and Empire and Commonwealth (Feb 1953), containing articles on the centenary of Hamilton's birth; newspaper cuttings including 'Milner' [Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner] review by Roger Fulford of Lord Milner and the empire by Vladimir Halpérin (Odhams Press, London, 1952), Evening Standard (23 Sep 1952); 'Paul Kruger-some personal memories', article by 'Octogenarian' on Stefanus Johannes Paulus Kruger, President of Transvaal, The Scotsman (23 Jul 1955); 'A Field Marshall [FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria] warns civil war is inevitable', article by Robert Blake on the Irish home rule crisis of 1914, Evening Standard (6 Oct 1955). 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/117

1955 Oct 7-1971 Apr 24

Newspaper cuttings, including 'The astonishing letter that brought Winston down', article by Robert Blake on the resignation of AF John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone, as First Sea Lord on 15 May 1915, Evening Standard, 7 Oct 1955; review by Robert Blake of The Boer War by Edgar Crawshaw Holt (Putnam, London, 1958), The Sunday Times, 8 Jun 1958; three articles by Maj Gen Sir John Noble Kennedy on the conduct of FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig during the Battle of the Somme, 1916, and the German 'Michael Offensive' of Mar 1918, and his relationship with the Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Lloyd George MP, The Scotsman, 17-20 Aug 1959; 'Censors at sea', Evening Standard, 30 Apr 1959, and 'Churchill row that brought down a Cabinet', Daily Express, 13 Apr 1961, articles on The supreme command, 1914-1918 by Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1961); reviews of Goodbye Dolly Gray, the story of the Boer War by Rayne Kruger (Cassell and Co, London, 1959), The Scotsman, 5 Dec 1959 and Evening Standard, 5 Jan 1960; Obituary for Maj Gen Sir Andrew Hamilton Russell, The Times, undated [Dec 1960]; 'General Wingate of the Sudan', article by Derek Peel on Gen Sir Francis Reginald Wingate, The Scotsman, 24 Jun 1964; review by Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee of The Suvla Bay landings by John Gordon Hargrave (Macdonald, London, 1964), The Field, 9 Apr 1964; 'Mary Shield looks back', reminiscences by Mary Shield of her time as Hamilton's secretary, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 Apr 1971. 1 file


HAMILTON: 17/118

1958 Oct 23-1960 Apr 26

Newspaper cuttings relating to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, including reviews of Kitchener: portrait of an imperialist by Sir Philip Montefiore Magnus-Allcroft, 2nd Bt (John Murray, London, 1958); reviews of The mystery of Lord Kitchener's death by George Donald King MacCormick (Putnam, London, 1959); letters to The Sunday Times from Adm Sir William Milburne James, 12 Apr 1959, and AF Sir Henry Francis Oliver, 19 Apr 1959, relating to the route of RN cruiser HMS HAMPSHIRE on 5 Jun 1916; unveiling of statue of Kitchener at Chatham, Kent, by Rt Hon (Arthur) Christopher (John) Soames, Secretary of State for War, The Times, 26 Apr 1960. 1 file

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