King's College London
Archive Catalogues

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

Correspondence, 1902-1905

References on this page: HAMILTON: 3/2/1-6


HAMILTON: 3/2/1

1902 Sep 4-1903 Oct 15

Letters sent by Hamilton to his wife Jean Miller Hamilton, including his being awarded the Iron Cross First Class by Wilhelm II, Kaiser of Germany, at German Army manoeuvres, 9 Sep 1902; his meeting Theodore Roosevelt, President of the USA, 15 Oct 1903. 1file, 12 letters


HAMILTON: 3/2/2

1903 Mar 27-1904 Feb 5

Letters received by Hamilton, comprising letter from Rt Hon Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies, inviting Hamilton to discuss the garrisoning of South Africa by the British Army, and proposing that 25,000 troops be retained there, 27 Mar 1903; from Rt Hon Sir Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, inviting Hamilton to lunch with the Committee on Army Expenditure at the Privy Council Office, 1 Apr 1903; from Brig Gen Sir Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 2nd Bt, with farewell message to Hamilton on his leaving for the Russo-Japanese War, and his speculation on the course of Russo-Japanese naval conflict, 5 Feb 1904. 1 file, 3 letters


HAMILTON: 3/2/3

1904 Feb 7-1904 Dec 31

Letters sent by Hamilton to his wife Jean Miller Hamilton, mainly relating to the Russo-Japanese War, including his attachment to the Japanese army as observer for the Indian army, 7 Mar; appraisals of the character and abilities of Baron Jutaro Komura, Japanese Foreign Minister; Adm GonnohyoeYamamoto, Japanese Navy Minister; Japanese Marshal Iwao Oyama, Chief of the General Staff; Lt Gen Gentaro Kodama, Vice Chief of the General Staff; Maj Gen Sir Y Fukushima, 26 Mar; his condemnation of Rt Hon William St John Fremantle Brodrick, Secretary of State for India, for Brodrick's allegations (unspecified) that Hamilton had been disloyal to FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, and to Brodrick as Secretary of State for War, 1 Apr; the respective merits of the Japanese and Russian infantries, 4 Sep; the battle of the Sha-Ho, 15 Oct 1904; the death of Lady Emilia Francis Dilke, and the hostility of Gen Sir Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, and Lt Gen Sir John Denton Pinkstone French to Hamilton's remarks on the value of cavalry in contemporary warfare, 18 Dec. With letter from Brodrick, responding to Hamilton's complaints against him, 8 Jun. 1file, 43 letters


HAMILTON: 3/2/4

1904 Mar 30

Photocopy of letter from Hamilton to (Henry) Spenser Wilkinson, author and military historian, giving his favourable impressions of the Japanese Army. 4pp


HAMILTON: 3/2/5

1904 May 1-1904 Oct 17

Carbon copy letterbook, comprising manuscript letters from Hamilton to Rt Hon William St John Fremantle Brodrick, Secretary of State for India, ending their friendship and refuting Brodrick's allegations that Hamilton was disloyal to FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria, and to Brodrick as Secretary of State for War, and that Hamilton disclosed information to the press through Leopold Stennett Amery, journalist of The Times, 1 May; to Brodrick, further defending himself from Brodrick's allegations, 3 Aug; to Rt Hon Hugh Oakeley Arnold-Forster MP, Secretary of State for War, suggesting that expenditure on the Militia should be restricted or the force should be radically changed, and that reform of the Volunteers should be delayed until after reform of the Regulars and Militia was completed, 17 Oct. 1 vol


HAMILTON: 3/2/6

1905 Jan 9-1905 Apr 5

Letters sent by Hamilton to his wife Jean Miller Hamilton, mainly relating to the Russo-Japanese War, including his decision to accept General Officer Commanding, Southern Command, 9 Jan; the siege of 203 Metre Hill, Port Arthur, 22 Jan. With farewell card signed by the other foreign military attachés with Japanese 1 Army, 5 Apr. 1 file, 8 letters

Search

Search within THIS catalogue for:

Detailed catalogue

W3C Semantic Web LogoPlease note:
This catalogue may contain links to external data sources as part of the W3C Semantic Web initiative.

ARCHIOS™ | Total time:0.0446 s | Source:cache | Platform: NX