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

Papers, 1910-1914, relating to compulsory and voluntary military service, cadet training and Hamilton's 'Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience' (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911)

References on this page: HAMILTON: 5/4/1-15


HAMILTON: 5/4/1

1910

Information mainly compiled by General Staff officers for Hamilton's use in his Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911), including notes on French Army organization, 1814-1870; printed tables of approximate annual costs for 1910-1911 of British army units, non commissioned officers and privates; memorandum from Maj Frederick Barton Maurice on his observation of French colonial troops on manoeuvres, 27 Sep 1910; 'Compulsory service and recruiting for the army', typescript essay by Col Frank Robert Carleton, Assistant Adjutant General for Recruiting, War Office, 19 Jul 1910; paper on conditions of military service in German South West Africa, 22 Jul 1910; table of casualties sustained by British forces at battle of Elandslaagte, Second Boer War, 20-21 Oct 1899; typescript report by Maj Alfred William Fortescue Knox on strength of Russian forces in outlying provinces, 5 Aug 1910; typescript essay by Brig Gen Gerald Francis Ellison on hypothetical recruiting systems for different national military policies, 11 Jul 1910; typescript paper on the British three years military service scheme of 1902-1904, by Maj Cecil Francis Romer, 23 Jul 1910. 1 file


HAMILTON: 5/4/2

1910

Typescript draft of chapter by Hamilton, consequently rewritten and incorporated into Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911). 1 file


HAMILTON: 5/4/3

1910 Sep 17-1911 Mar 20

Correspondence between Hamilton and FM Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, and Nora Henrietta, Countess Roberts, mainly relating to Hamilton's Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911), and including letter from Hamilton to Roberts, with his recollections of Hamilton's previous conversations with William II, Kaiser of Germany, and Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, 1 Oct 1910, and letter from Countess Roberts to Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan, Secretary of State for War, with her criticisms of Hamilton's Compulsory service, 5 Dec 1910. 1 file, 9 letters


HAMILTON: 5/4/4

1910 Sep 24-1910 Sep 27

National life and national training, (Birmingham and Midlands Institute, Birmingham, 1912), booklet comprising Hamilton's presidential address to the Birmingham and Midlands Institute, advocating the compulsory cadet training of all boys in school. 32pp (four copies, one with manuscript annotations by Hamilton). With list of Hamilton's acquaintances to be sent copies, and his correspondence with Lt Col William Campbell Hyslop, secretary, City of London Territorial Force, and Dr Reginald E Hanson, regarding his address. 1 file


HAMILTON: 5/4/5

1910 Oct 7-1911 Mar 27

Correspondence relating to Hamilton's Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911), including with John Murray, publisher; Edward Augustus Arnold, publisher; Charles Harris, Assistant Financial Secretary War Office; John St Loe Strachey, editor of The Spectator; FM Sir Henry Evelyn Wood; Theodore Roosevelt; Lt Gen Sir Edward Thomas Henry Hutton. 1 file, 17 letters


HAMILTON: 5/4/6

1910 Dec 24-1913 Jan 14

Correspondence between Hamilton and German Capt G K Schröder, mainly relating to Hamilton's Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911), and prospects for a forthcoming war between Great British and Germany. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 5/4/7

1911 Jan 19-1911 Jul 18

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Hugh Archie Dundas Simpson Baikie, Hamilton's Staff Officer, mainly regarding the reaction to Hamilton's Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911). 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 5/4/8

1911 Apr 4

Newspaper cutting from The Morning Post reporting speeches in the House of Lords made by FM Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, proposing compulsory military service for national defence, and censuring the existing system of voluntary military service, and by Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan, Secretary of State for War, advocating the retention of voluntary service. 5pp


HAMILTON: 5/4/9

1911 Apr 17-1911 Jul 4

Correspondence with T C Horsfall, regarding his criticism of Hamilton's Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911). 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 5/4/10

1912 Jan 7-1914 Jul 24

Papers relating to compulsory and voluntary military service, cadet training, and rifle clubs including Apprenticeship versus conscription by R C T Evans (Stanbrook and Sons, Herne Bay, 1912), 13pp; correspondence with William Graeme St Clair, regarding St Clair's offer to reprint Hamilton's National life and national training, (Birmingham and Midlands Institute, Birmingham, 1912) in The Singapore Free Press; correspondence with Charles Harris, Assistant Financial Secretary War Office, regarding the alleged support of some General Staff officers towards compulsory service, and their increasing hostility to the system of Territorial Force recruitment; correspondence with with Col William Maxwell Sherston, regarding Hamilton's National life and national training; draft report of the National Cadet Movement by the Honorary Organiser Capt Douglas Halliday Macartney, and associated correspondence with Macartney, regarding the report's proposals; correspondence with Sir John Edward Bingham, 1st Bt, regarding role of rifle clubs in wartime. 1 file


HAMILTON: 5/4/11

1912 Apr 27-1913 Jun 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and Lt Gen Sir Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, regarding Hamilton's presidential address to the Birmingham and Midlands Institute, advocating the compulsory cadet training of all boys in school. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 5/4/12

1912 Jun 15-1912 Jul 13

Correspondence with the Royal Army Temperance Association, comprising reminder to Hamilton to pay subscription, 15 Jun; copy of Hamilton's reply, sending £18 10s, from the proceeds of sales of his Compulsory service, a study of the question in the light of experience (John Murray, London, 1910, 1911), 29 Jun; letters of thanks from H M Tyser, Col Lionel Grimston Fawkes, honorary secretary, and Clare White, secretary, 5-13 Jul. 7pp


HAMILTON: 5/4/13

1912 Nov 18,1912 Nov 23

Editorials from The Singapore Free Press, criticising Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan, for removing a clause from the Territorial Force Bill as Secretary of State for War which would have enforced universal physical and military education for British boys, and praising Hamilton for his speech at the Birmingham and Midland Institute which proposed compulsory cadet training for British youths [National life and national training, (Birmingham and Midlands Institute, Birmingham, 1912)]. 1 file, 2 cuttings


HAMILTON: 5/4/14

1913 Oct 29-1913 Nov 3

Correspondence between Hamilton and V Adm William Frederick Stanley Mann, debating the use of compulsory military service for the British Army, and regarding The path to peace-a short handbook on national training by Sophie K Bevan (Everett and Co, London, 1913), which argued in favour of conscription. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 5/4/15

1913 Nov 7-1913 Nov 12

Correspondence relating to the Lucas-Tooth Boys Training Fund (to administer a donation from Sir Robert Lucas Lucas-Tooth, 1st Bt, in aid of a national fund for training boys), including letter from Hamilton to Oliver Williams, Fund Secretary, recommending that priority be given to funding the training of cadet instructors, 11 Nov, and letter from Brig Gen Gerald Francis Ellison, regarding the difficulties he encountered as Director of Operations War Office, in regulating boys' organisations. 1 file, 5 letters

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