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

Official diaries, orders, reports and related papers, 1908-1914

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HAMILTON: 5/2/1

1908 Jan 14-1910 Jul 25

Register of received and dispatched documents from the offices of FM Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Command, 14 Jan 1908-31 Jul 1909, and Gen Sir Frederick William Edward Forestier Forestier-Walker, General Officer Commanding Mediterranean Command, 1 Aug 1909-25 Jul 1910 (indexed). With typescript list of documents kept in office safe. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 5/2/2

1908 Jan 25-1912 Feb 14

Mediterranean Command Circulars by FM Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (nos 1-11), Gen Sir Frederick William Edward Forestier Forestier-Walker (nos 12-14, 20) and by Hamilton (21-31), General Officers Commanding Mediterranean Command, including on assistance rendered by Mediterranean Command to earthquake relief in Calabria, Italy, (no 6); on the public misbehaviour of four drunken British officers (no 7); on provision of civilian technical skills for men in ranks, (no 23). 34pp (Circular nos 15-19 were never issued)


HAMILTON: 5/2/3

1909 May 16-1909 Jul 31

Register of received and dispatched documents from the office of FM Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Command (indexed). 1 vol


HAMILTON: 5/2/4

1910 Nov 10-1914 Mar 18

Volume containing confidential reports on 123 officers, including Maj Gen Hon Julian Hedworth George Byng, Maj Gen Sir John Grenfell Maxwell and Maj Gen Thomas Perrott, serving at Gibraltar and Egypt under Hamilton, General Officer Commanding Mediterranean Command, comprising remarks of immediate commanding officer, Maxwell, Commander-in-Chief, Egypt, Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar, and Hamilton (indexed). 1 vol


HAMILTON: 5/2/5

1910 Nov

Garrison map of the Anglo Egyptian Sudan for 1911, illustrating boundaries of military districts,sites of garrisons and police stations, telegraph and railway lines. Intelligence Department, Khartoum, Sudan; scale 1:3,000,000.


HAMILTON: 5/2/6

1910 Dec 21-1913 Aug 8

Volume containing confidential reports on 106 officers, including Maj Gen John Stuart Scott Barker, Brig Gen Granville George Algernon Egerton and Brig Gen Gerald Francis Ellison, serving at Malta under Hamilton, General Officer Commanding Mediterranean Command, comprising remarks of immediate commanding officer, Gen Sir Henry Macleod Leslie Rundle, Commander-in-Chief, Malta, and Hamilton (indexed). With manuscript letter from Rundle, 22 Aug 1912, regarding the promotion of Lt Col William Baker Brown, with typescript reply of Hamilton, 30 Aug 1912. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 5/2/7

[1910-1911]

Typescript report by Lt Col Hamilton Lyster Reed, General Staff Officer 2, Mediterranean Command, on a scheme prepared by Lt Gen Sir John Grenfell Maxwell, General Officer Commanding Egypt, for the defence of the Suez Canal from Turkish forces invading from the East. 16pp


HAMILTON: 5/2/8

1911 Jan 6-1911 Dec 30

Staff diary of Hamilton as General Officer Commanding, Mediterranean Command and as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, comprising entries of duties undertaken, including inspections of forces in Egypt and Sudan, 13 Jan-8 Feb 1911; West Indies, 10 Apr-5 May 1911; South Africa, Rhodesia and Mauritius, 25 Jul-4 Oct 1911. With typescript itinerary of inspections in South Africa, 29 Jul-25 Aug 1911. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 5/2/9

1911

Proposed itineraries of Hamilton's tours to the West Indies, South Africa, Mauritius and Sierra Leone as Inspector General of Overseas Forces. With programme of Hamilton's inspections in Sierra Leone, 29-31 Oct, and details of his postal and cable addresses during South African tour. 1 file


HAMILTON: 5/2/10

1912 Jan 1-1913 Jan 9

Staff diary of Hamilton as General Officer Commanding, Mediterranean Command and as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, comprising entries of duties undertaken, including inspections of forces in Egypt, 12-30 Mar 1912; Gibraltar, 22-27 Apr 1912; China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaya, and Ceylon, 15 Oct-19 Dec 1912; visit to Valletta, Malta, 29 May 1912, of Rt Hon Herbert Henry Asquith MP, Prime Minister, Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, First Lord of the Admiralty, FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum, Vaal and Aspall, Consul-General in Egypt. With typescript itinerary of inspections of forces of North China Command, 12-30 Oct 1912; newspaper cuttings of tour of Far East; programme of the Sudan military tournament, Khartoum, 6 Jan 1913; typescript extracts from lists of passengers on ships on which Hamilton travelled, 29 Mar 1911-24 Jul 1913. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 5/2/11

1912 Feb 17-1914 Jul 14

Mediterranean Command Orders by Hamilton, General Officer Commanding Mediterranean Command, including his compliments to Maj Gen Sir John Grenfell Maxwell on performance of military manoeuvres at Helouan, Egypt, 29 Mar 1912; publication of Hamilton to be an ADC General to George V, King of Great Britain and Ireland, 2 Jul 1914. 11pp.


HAMILTON: 5/2/12

1912

Printed volume entitled 'Report on foreign manoeuvres in 1912', by the British General Staff, comprising reports on military exercises conducted during 1912 by Austria-Hungary, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. 1 vol, 139pp


HAMILTON: 5/2/13

1912-1913

Volume of names and addresses of officers, acquaintances and dignitaries on Malta, kept by ADC to Hamilton, General Officer Commanding Mediterranean Command, for purposes of lunch and dinner engagements. 1vol


HAMILTON: 5/2/14

1913 Jan 1-1914 Jan 17

Staff diary of Hamilton as General Officer Commanding, Mediterranean Command and as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, comprising entries of duties undertaken, including inspections of forces in Egypt and Sudan, 3-27 Jan 1913; Canada, 6 Jun-24 Jul 1913; amphibious exercises at Malta under Adm Sir Archibald Berkeley Milne, Bt, Commander in Chief Mediterranean, Mar-Apr 1913. With newspaper cuttings of tour of Canada; typescript of Hamilton's speech to the cadets at Kingston Military College, Ontario, 12 Jun 1913; itinerary for military exercises and inspection of troops in Egypt, 2-17 Jan 1914; list of staff and field officers serving in Egypt, Jan 1914; operation order of Maj Gen the Hon Julian Hedworth George Byng for military exercises in Egypt, 4 Jan 1914; list of persons met by Hamilton during Canadian tour. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 5/2/15

1913 Jun 6-1913 Jun 13

Typescript memorandum 'First week in Canada', briefly describing itinerary, functions attended and troops inspected during first week of Hamilton's tour of Canada as Inspector General of Overseas Forces. 2pp. With letter from Maj William Robarts Napier Madocks, Hamilton's Military Secretary to Jean Miller Hamilton, regarding progress of the tour. 6pp


HAMILTON: 5/2/16

1913 Jun 6-1913 Jul 24

Typescript diary of Hamilton's tour of Canada as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, with brief daily entries describing itinerary, functions attended, troops inspected and distances travelled. 12pp


HAMILTON: 5/2/17

1913 Dec 10-1914 Jun 4

Typescript of 'Abbreviated diary of Assistant Military Secretary to the Inspector General of Overseas Forces, Australasian tour, 1913-1914' by Maj Edward Bailey Ashmore, giving brief daily entries of duties and engagements undertaken by Hamilton and his staff. 15pp


HAMILTON: 5/2/18

1914 Jan 3-1914 Apr 20

Parade State returns of units inspected by Hamilton during his tour of Australia as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, 6 Feb-20 Apr 1914. With syllabus of work for 7th Light Horse Bde, 17 Mar 1914; syllabus of parades and lectures for 37th Battery, Australian Field Artillery, 15 Jan-14 Apr 1914; lists prepared by Hamilton's staff of names of dignitaries in the Australian government, Council of Defence, Board of Military Administration and senior personnel in the 3rd (Victoria) and 5th (Western Australia) Military Districts; Parade State return for inspection by Hamilton of British Army of Occupation in Egypt, 3 Jan 1914. 1 file


HAMILTON: 5/2/19

1914 Apr 27-1914 Jun 3

Papers relating to inspections and social engagements undertaken by Hamilton during his tour of New Zealand as Inspector General of Overseas Forces, including list of names of senior HQ and district military personnel; schemes for tactical exercises (with maps) of the Otago District Div training camp, Sutton on 29 Apr 1914, field operation at Oamaru on 30 Apr 1914, Nelson and Malborough troops at Tapawera on 4 May 1914, Wellington District Div training camp, Takapu on on 6 May 1914, Auckland District Div training camp, Hautapu on 8 May 1914, senior cadets at Palmerston North, 18 May 1914; Range Officer's reports of practice firing by batteries of the Auckland and Wellington Divisions New Zealand Garrison Artillery and Royal New Zealand Artillery, 14 and 22 May 1914; typescript memorandum 'New Zealand's ammunition supply and printed pamphlet 'New Zealand's ammunition supply, 1885-1914'; menu cards of dinners given in honour of Hamilton. 1 file


HAMILTON: 5/2/20

1914

Typescript lists of books, regulations and secret documents taken by Hamilton's staff on his tour of Australia and New Zealand as Inspector General of Overseas Forces. 10pp

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