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

Papers relating to Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Keith Arthur Murdoch, war correspondents on Gallipoli, 1915-1969

References on this page: HAMILTON: 7/3/1-12


HAMILTON: 7/3/1

1915 May 13-1919 Mar 12

Papers relating to Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, war correspondent on Gallipoli, including copy telegram correspondence between Hamilton and FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, relating to Ashmead Bartlett's pessimistic views on the conduct of the Gallipoli Campaign, 3-8 Jun 1915, and to the interception of Keith Arthur Murdoch at Marseilles, France, 21-29 Sep 1915; copy letters from Hamilton to Kitchener, Maj Gen Charles Edward Callwell, Director of Military Operations, War Office, and Leopold Stennett Amery MP, 29 Oct 1915-4 Nov 1915, refuting assertions made in a lecture by Ashmead Bartlett that arrangements were not made to supply water to troops at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli; 'Cabinet and the Dardanelles-warnings ministers ignored', article by West Fenton de Wend-Fenton, supporting Ashmead Bartlett's reportage on Gallipoli, The Sunday Times, 26 Dec 1915; 'Ellis Ashmead Bartlett on Sir Ian Hamilton's report', article by Ashmead Bartlett criticising Hamilton's despatch of 11 Dec 1915 for strategic mistakes made on Gallipoli, The World, 1 Feb 1916; letter from Hamilton to the Dardanelles Commission, alleging that information received from Turkish prisoners indicated Ashmead Bartlett's articles aided Turkish morale, 15 Jan 1917; copy correspondence between Hamilton and Bertram Blakiston Cubitt, Assistant Under Secretary of State for War, relating to Hamilton's views on a proposal that Ashmead Bartlett receive a decoration for his activities, 11-12 Mar 1919. 1 file


HAMILTON: 7/3/2

1915 Jul 24-1915 Sep 30

Correspondence between Hamilton and the Hon Harry Lawson Webster Levy-Lawson MP, Chairman of the Newspaper Proprietors' Association, relating to Hamilton's rules for censorship of war correspondents with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, and including the circumstances of Hamilton's dismissal of the journalist Ellis Ashmead Bartlett from the Gallipoli Peninsula, 30 Sep. 1 file, 4 letters


HAMILTON: 7/3/3

1915 Sep 13-1915 Nov 29

Correspondence between Hamilton and Maj Gen Sir Charles Edward Callwell, Director of Military Operations, War Office, mainly relating to issues of press censorship, allegations made by Ellis Ashmead Bartlett, journalist, regarding lack of arrangements for water supplies at the Suvla Bay landings, and the letter written by Keith Arthur Murdoch, journalist, of 23 Sep 1915, to Rt Hon Andrew Fisher, Prime Minister of Australia, on the conduct of the Dardanelles Campaign. 1 file, 9 letters


HAMILTON: 7/3/4

1915 Sep-1915 Nov

Typescript copies of notes prepared by Lt Col Stephen Hungerford Pollen, Assistant Military Secretary, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, criticising statements made by Keith Arthur Murdoch, journalist, in Murdoch's letter of 23 Sep to Rt Hon Andrew Fisher, Prime Minister of Australia, on the conduct of the Dardanelles Campaign. 1 file (Four identical copies)


HAMILTON: 7/3/5

1915 Sep 28

Copy of a letter from Mr K A Murdoch to the Prime Minister of the Australian Commonwealth. Letter, 23 Sep, of Keith Arthur Murdoch, journalist, to Rt Hon Andrew Fisher, on the conduct of the Dardanelles Campaign, printed for the Committee of Imperial Defence. 15pp


HAMILTON: 7/3/6

1915 Nov 15-1915 Dec 2

Various correspondence of Hamilton regarding the letter written by Keith Arthur Murdoch, journalist, of 23 Sep 1915, to Rt Hon Andrew Fisher, Prime Minister of Australia, on the conduct of the Dardanelles Campaign, comprising Hamilton's letter to Rt Hon George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Earl Curzon of Kedleston, Lord Privy Seal, enclosing documents relating to Hamilton's reply to Murdoch's allegations, 15 Nov; Hamilton's letter to Rt Hon Herbert Henry Asquith MP, Prime Minister, requesting that Hamilton's response to Murdoch's allegations be printed and circulated, 26 Nov; correspondence with Lt Col Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary to Committeee of Imperial Defence, relating to Hamilton's memorandum of 26 Nov, responding to Murdoch's allegations. 1 file, 5 letters


HAMILTON: 7/3/7

1915 Nov 26

Memorandum by General Sir Ian Hamilton on a letter from Mr K A Murdoch to the Prime Minister of the Australian Commonwealth. Hamilton's response to the allegations contained in the letter of Keith Arthur Murdoch, journalist, to Rt Hon Andrew Fisher, on the conduct of the Dardanelles Campaign, printed for the Committee of Imperial Defence. 12pp


HAMILTON: 7/3/8

1915 Nov 26

Typescript copies of a Memorandum by General Sir Ian Hamilton on a letter from Mr K A Murdoch to the Prime Minister of the Australian Commonwealth. Hamilton's response to the allegations contained in the letter of Keith Arthur Murdoch, journalist, to Rt Hon Andrew Fisher, on the conduct of the Dardanelles Campaign, printed for the Committee of Imperial Defence. 1 file (Six identical copies).


HAMILTON: 7/3/9

1921 Jul 2-7

Various papers relating to the relationship between Keith Arthur Murdoch and Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe of St Peter, including photocopy of 'A servant of the Empire', report from The Times on Northcliffe's speech praising Murdoch's work as a journalist at a lunch given to Murdoch by Northcliffe, 2 Jul; copy of Hamilton's letter to The Times on the damaging effect to the Dardanelles Campaign of Murdoch's letter of 23 Sep 1915, to Rt Hon Andrew Fisher, Prime Minister of Australia; copy extracts from the diary of Jean Miller Hamilton, reflecting Hamilton's attitude towards Northcliffe's promotion of Murdoch's letter. 1 file


HAMILTON: 7/3/10

1928 Jan 23-1928 Feb 14

'War memories of the Dardanelles', cuttings from The Daily Telegraph, comprising serial of eighteen extracts from The Uncensored Dardanelles by Ellis Ashmead Bartlett (Hutchinson, London, 1928) (Some cuttings with manuscript comments by Jean Miller Hamilton and Mary Forbes Shield, Hamilton's secretary). With 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, 1928), The Daily Telegraph, 14 Feb. 1 file


HAMILTON: 7/3/11

1928 Mar 30-1928 Apr 18

Newspaper cuttings of reviews of The Uncensored Dardanelles by Ellis Ashmead Bartlett (Hutchinson, London, 1928), including reviews by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart from The Daily Telegraph, 30 Mar; Henry Woodd Nevinson from The Observer, 8 Apr; Maj Gen Sir Charles Edward Callwell from The Sunday Times, 8 Apr. 1 file


HAMILTON: 7/3/12

1968 Nov 18-1969 Jan 30

'The Murdoch letter' and 'This shameful lie', cuttings from Australian newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald and The Herald, of extracts from the letter written by Keith Arthur Murdoch, journalist, of 23 Sep 1915, to Rt Hon Andrew Fisher, Prime Minister of Australia, on the conduct of the Dardanelles Campaign, and Hamilton's response of 26 Nov 1915, both printed as papers of the Committee of Imperial Defence. With letter, 25 Jan 1969, of Mary Forbes Shield, Hamilton's former secretary, to The Sydney Morning Herald, regarding circumstances of Murdoch's presence in the Dardanelles. 1 file

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