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ISMAY, Gen Hastings Lionel, 1st Baron Ismay of Wormington

Correspondence relating to Ismay's service in British Somaliland with 21 Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (Frontier Force), Somaliland Indian Contingent, 1917-1930, 1960-1961

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ISMAY: 3/1 Correspondence relating to Ismay's service in British Somaliland with 21 Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (Frontier Force), Somaliland Indian Contingent, 1917-1930, 1960-1961


ISMAY: 3/1/1

1917 Jun 2

Message from A F Lawrence, acting secretary, Sheikh to Ismay reproducing the Commissioner Sir Geoffrey Francis Archer's, order of the day according Ismay an honourable entry in his record of service. Signed typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/2

1917 Oct 7

Message from Ismay to Maj G R Breading, Officer Commanding Column, Somaliland Camel Corps report of position of Dervish party, suggesting move to Eil Dur Elan, Somaliland. Manuscript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/3

1917 Oct 7

Message from Maj G R Breading, top of OK Pass, to Ismay, bottom of OK pass, replying to message (3/1/2) about position of Dervish forces. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/4

[1917]

Message from Maj G R Breading to Ismay about the importance of keeping up with the Dervishes. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/5

[1917]

Exchange of messages between Maj G R Breading and Ismay relating to decison to halt their advance while awaiting further information. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/6

1917 Oct 8

Message from Ismay, bottom of OK Pass, to officer commanding Burao, Somaliland on the intention of Commanding Officer to continue pursuit. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/7

1917 Oct 18

Message from Ismay, bottom of OK Pass, to Officer Commanding Lasdwich requesting rations to be sent to Eil Dur Elan, Somaliland and including details of the country. Manuscript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/8

1919 Jan

Note by Ismay of an outline, rapidly sketched by order of Maj Gen Sir Arthur Reginald Hoskins, for a mounted raid on Tale, Somaliland. Initialled manuscript 7pp


ISMAY: 3/1/9

1919 Feb 7

Message from Ismay (acting Commanding Officer of the Somaliland Camel Corps) to D J Jardine on officers for the Somaliland Camel Corps. Copy typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/10

1919 Apr 9

Message from Ismay at Dongorri, Somaliland to staff officer troops through Officer Commanding Burao, Somaliland on arrival at Negagr Spur proceeding to OK Pass, requesting supplies be sent to Eil Dur Elan. Manuscript carbon 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/11

1919 Apr 9

Message from Ismay, Officer Commanding Column Dongorri to officer commanding Lasdureh, [Somaliland] on moving to OK Pass. Manuscript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/12

1919 Apr 11

Message from Ismay, Eil Dur Elan, Somaliland to officer commanding Lasdureh requesting telegram be sent to staff officer troops reporting moves of Dervishes. Manuscript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/13

1919 Apr 11

Message from Ismay, Eil Dur Elan, Somaliland to Capt W R Moll, Officer Commanding Lasdureh requesting officers' food stores. Manuscript carbon 2 pp


ISMAY: 3/1/14

1919 Apr 11

Telegram from Ismay to Capt W R Moll, Officer Commanding Lasdureh, with latest news. Manuscript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/15

1924 Jun 24

Covering letter from Col H S Pinder, War Office, to Ismay and list of documents loaned by Ismay to the War Office for preparation of Route Book. Manuscript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/16

1919 Apr 12

Message from Ismay, Dudub Pass, to officer commanding Lasdureh reporting movements of the Dervishes and own intended action. Manuscript carbon 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/17

1919 Apr 15

Message from Ismay, Las Musa (10 miles west of Ankhor), Somaliland to staff officer troops on abandonment of pursuit. Manuscript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/18

1919 Apr 9-19

Diary by Ismay of trek by mounted column 9-19 Apr 1919 from Burao to Berbera, Somaliland. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/19

1919 Apr 26

Despatch from Ismay, commanding Mounted Column, Burao, Somaliland to Officer Commanding troops Somaliland reporting movements 8-25 Apr 1919. Signed typescript carbon 6pp


ISMAY: 3/1/20

1919 May 21

Summary by Ismay (as intelligence officer 1916-18), Burao Somaliland, of intelligence in British Somaliland 1915-Dec 1918, including description of forts; Dervish organisation; Dervish tactics 1914-1917; notes on Dervish personalities (pp 64-74 missing but see 3/1/22); genealogical table of the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan); map of portion of Somaliland (scale 1:1,000,000 GSGS 1781, revised 1906). Typescript 116pp and map


ISMAY: 3/1/21

[1919]

Draft by Ismay of Dervish organisation included in summary (3/1/20) of intelligence in British Somaliland 1915-Dec 1918. Typescript carbon 5pp


ISMAY: 3/1/22

[1919]

Draft by Ismay of Dervish personalities with section on the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan) for inclusion in summary (3/1/20-draft of missing pp 64-74) of intelligence in British Somaliland 1915-Dec 1918; extract from a letter from the Mullah mocking British alliances as indicating weakness. Manuscript and typescript 12pp


ISMAY: 3/1/23

1919 Jul 15

Newspaper cutting of announcement in the London Gazette of Ismay's appointment as Lt Col for services with Somaliland Camel Corps from 1 Apr 1919. 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/24

[1919]

Message book kept by Ismay containing messages sent by him from a number of locations in Somaliland including messages to Secretary, Hargeisa regarding the posting of officers, reporting movements of the Dervishes and with movement orders; message with standing orders for reconnaissance; to officer commanding troops on the supply of saddles for carriage of Stokes and Lewis guns and referring to his own passage from Suez, Egypt 22 Nov; message to Cowasji Dinshaw, Berbera, Somaliland and returning whisky; message to staff officer troops on the despatch of office business during operations; message to officer commanding Somaliland Field Force listing officers for distinguished services during operations, giving details of service of the following, Maj C A L Howard 32 Lancers IA, Capt J W Hornby 12 Royal Lancers and Lt Adjt J Beattie, and mention of the enemy's destruction on 11-12 Feb 1920.


ISMAY: 3/1/25

1920 Jan 4-Feb 9

Diary with daily entries by Ismay outlining operations in Somaliland with the Somaliland Camel Corps. Manuscript 11pp


ISMAY: 3/1/26

1920 Feb 1-17

Diary with daily entries by Ismay outlining operations in Somaliland with the Somaliland Camel Corps. Manuscript 18pp


ISMAY: 3/1/27

1920 Feb 1

Reconnaissance report of Tale, Somaliland by Sqn Ldr Oswald Gayford, officer commanding RAF 'Z' Force, El Afweina, to Ismay, General Officer Somaliland Field Force. Two messages. Manuscript 4pp


ISMAY: 3/1/28

1920 Feb 2

Message from Capt H S Pinder, Staff Officer Somaliland Field Force, El Afweina, to Ismay, officer commanding Somaliland Field Force with details of supplies and instructions to Capt A Gibb and 'Friendlies'. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/29

1920 Feb 2

Message from Capt A Gibb, Officer Commanding 'Friendlies', Dukun, Somaliland to Officer Commanding Hudin, Somaliland reporting instructions to move to Hudin. Manuscript, carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/30

1920 Feb 3

Message from Ismay, Officer Commanding Somaliland Camel Corps, to Officer Commanding Somaliland Field Force reporting plans. Manuscript carbon 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/31

1920 Feb 3

Message from Ismay, Officer Commanding Somaliland Camel Corps, to Officer Commanding Somaliland Field Force stating plans modified since arrival of Capt A Gibb. Manuscript carbon 2 pp


ISMAY: 3/1/32

1920 Feb 3

Message from Capt A Gibb, Duheen-Hudin road, Somaliland to Ismay referring to earlier message (3/1/29) and stating change of plans as the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan) heading towards Tale, Somaliland. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/33

1920 Feb 3

Message from Lt Col Ismay to Capt A Gibb replying to his message (3/1/32), reporting plans and pursuit of Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan) from Jidali, Somaliland. Manuscript carbon 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/34

1920 Feb 3

Message from Col H S Pinder, War Office, requesting and forwarding message from officer commanding Somaliland Field Force to officer commanding 'Z' Force with information on movements of the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan). Manuscript and typescript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/35

1920 Feb 4

Operation orders by Ismay, Hudin, Somaliland for Lt J Beattie, Adjt Somaliland Camel Corps, on movement and pursuit of the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan). Manuscript carbon 3 pp


ISMAY: 3/1/36

1920 Feb 4

Message from Ismay to Capt A Gibb on movement of the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan)'s stock and requesting rations. Manuscript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/37

1920 Feb 4

Message from Ismay to Officer Commanding Somaliland Field Force stating intending to start in pursuit himself. Manuscript carbon 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/38

1920 Feb 4

Report by Ismay of an account by a patrol of an encounter with the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan) and of plans, Somaliland. Manuscript carbon 4pp


ISMAY: 3/1/39

1920 Feb 4

Report by Armstrong (RAF) of bombing of Tale, Somaliland. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/40

1920 Feb 5

Message from Col H S Pinder, War Office, to Officer Commanding Somaliland Camel Corps requesting information; message from Col R Gordon, officer commanding RAF at Eil Dur Elan, to Col G H Summers on possible road to Tale, Somaliland. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/41

1920 Feb 5

Message from Ismay to Capt A Gibb concerning change of plans due to the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan)'s movements, on the way to Kurtimo, Somaliland. Manuscript carbon 4pp


ISMAY: 3/1/42

1920 Feb 5

Message from Lt J W Watts, Officer Commanding Post Hudin, Somaliland to Ismay and note from Capt A Gibb, Kurtimo, suggesting that the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan) could be at Tale, Somaliland (this proved incorrect, see despatch, 3/1/77) and Capt A Gibb moving to Gaolo, Somaliland. Manuscript 5pp


ISMAY: 3/1/43

1920 Feb 6

Message from Ismay, Kurtimo, Somaliland to Officer Commanding Somaliland Field Force referring to meeting with Capt A Gibb and plans. Manuscript carbon 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/44

1920 Feb 6

Message from Ismay, Kurtimo, Somaliland to Officer Commanding Hudin Post, Somaliland requesting forwarding of letters and giving orders. Manuscript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/45

1920 Feb 7

Message from Ismay, Dermatisle, [Somaliland] to Staff Officer Somaliland Field Force reporting news of the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan) and on health of troops. Manuscript carbon 2 pp


ISMAY: 3/1/46

1920 Feb 7

Report by Capt A Gibb to Ismay on watering places, Somaliland. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/47

1920 Feb 9

Report by Lt J W Watts, Officer Commanding Post Hudin, Somaliland to Ismay, Didyha, Somaliland. Manuscript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/48

1920 Feb 8-9

Message from Col H S Pinder, War Office, to Lt Col Ismay reporting the capture of the Mullah's stock, similar activities of Col Wilkinson, SNO's capture, after bombardment, of Galbaribur fort, the Mullah's precipitate flight from Hela near Medishe, Somaliland and supplies forwarded with Lt Edlington; message from Col G H Summers, Officer Commanding Somaliland Field Force, Eil Afweina, Somaliland to Lt Col Ismay with news and plans. Manuscript 7pp


ISMAY: 3/1/49

1920 Feb 9

Message from Maj C A N Howard, Gaolo, Somaliland of moveable column orders. Manuscript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/50

1920 Feb 9

Report from Lt Col Ismay, Gaolo, Somaliland to Officer Commanding Somaliland Field Force. Manuscript carbon 4pp


ISMAY: 3/1/51

1920 Feb 9

Report from Ismay to Officer Commanding Post Hudin, Somaliland of departure of composite company to Hudin, Somaliland. Manuscript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/52

[1920]

Report from Capt A Gibb to Ismay of arrival at Tale, Somaliland and departure of camels; possible departure of the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan). Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/53

1920 Feb 9

Message from Ismay in reply to Capt A Gibb's report at Tale, Somaliland and requesting a meeting. Manuscript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/54

1920 Feb 9

Message from Capt A Gibb to Ismay on the departure of the Mullah, (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan). Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/55

[1920]

Message from Capt A Gibb to Ismay in reply to Ismay's message (3/1/53). Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/56

1920 Feb 9

Message from Ismay, Tale, Somaliland to Capt A Gibb in reply to Gibb's message (3/1/55) and stating that he was sending patrol. Manuscript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/57

1920 Feb 10-20

Message from Lt J W Watts, Hudin to Ismay, Sicerder forwarding messages and arranging convoy of supplies. With message from Col H S Pinder, El Afweina, Somaliland to Ismay requesting information and forwarding orders; message from Col G H Summers to Ismay stating decision taken at Eil Dur Elan, with Governor and officer commanding 'Z' Force, to bomb Tale, Somaliland three days running, detailing plans in event of Tale's capture and possible open door left for the Mullah, (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan) and requesting that the Governor place the 'Friendlies' under Ismay's command. Manuscript 8pp


ISMAY: 3/1/58

1920 Feb 16

Report from Capt W R Moll, Officer Commanding Composite Company, Didayer, [Somaliland] to Ismay, Gaoloa, Somaliland. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/59

1920 Feb 11

Report by Ismay to Officer Commanding Somaliland Camel Corps of pursuit, Tale, Somaliland to Lower Halin, Somaliland 9-11 Feb 1920. Manuscript carbon 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/60

1920 Feb 11

Message from Col H S Pinder to Ismay referring to his message of 9 Feb 1920, RAF arrangements, and with congratulations to Ismay and also to Capt A Gibb. Manuscript 2 pp


ISMAY: 3/1/61

1920 Feb 11

Message from Col G H Summers to Ismay stating that he was intending to come to Nogal, Somaliland himself. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/62

1920 Feb 12

Message from Col G H Summers to Ismay stating that on the instructions of the Governor the lives of the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan) and his party were to be spared if they surrendered. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/63

1920 Feb 12

Message from Capt W P Lousada, Gaolo, Somaliland to Ismay forwarding stores and letters. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/64

1920 Feb 13

Message from Col H S Pinder and Capt W P Lousada, Gaolo, Somaliland with exchange of minutes on relief of Capt A Gibb and the 'Friendlies', holding Tale, Somaliland. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/65

1920 Feb 13

Message of congratulations from Col G H Summers to Ismay. Manuscript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/66

1920 Feb 13

Message from Col H S Pinder to Ismay of orders on return from pursuit of the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan), Somaliland. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/67

1920 Feb 13

Message from Ismay, Cheidermorelli, [Somaliland] to Capt W P Lousada, Gaolo, Somaliland requesting he forward letter to Staff Officer Somaliland Field Force, stating moving to Tagabei, Somaliland and requesting he move and send stores. Manuscript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/68

1920 Feb 14

Message from Capt W P Lousada, Gaolo, Somaliland to Ismay in reply to Ismay's message (3/1/67) and with plans. Manuscript


ISMAY: 3/1/69

1920 Feb 14

Message from Capt W R Moll, Hudin, Somaliland to Ismay stating that he was delayed with stores owing to problems with camels. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/70

1920 Feb 15

Message from Maj C A N Howard, Gaolo, to Officer Commanding Tagabei, Somaliland requesting force to move to Gaolo, Somaliland. Manuscript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/71

1920 Feb 16

Message from Capt W R Moll, Officer Commanding Composite Company, to Adjt Somaliland Camel Corps with details of looted stock handed over; route report, Gaolo to Hudin, Somaliland. Manuscript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/72

1920 Feb 16

Message from Sqn Ldr Oswald Gayford, Eil Dur Elan, Somaliland to Ismay referring to his success on 15 Feb 1920 and also referring to poem on maid of Jidali and including limerick on the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan)'s flight from Tale, Somaliland. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/73

1920 Feb 16

Message from Lt J W Watts, Officer Commanding Post Hudin, Somaliland to Officer Commanding Somaliland Camel Corps Gaolo, Somaliland requesting forwarding of message to officer commanding Somaliland Field Force regarding move of Hudin wireless telegraph to El Afweina, Somaliland consequent on move from latter to Berbera, Somaliland. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/74

1920 Feb 18

Message from Lt J W Watts, Officer Commanding Post Hudin, Somaliland to Adjutant Somaliland Camel Corps, Gaolo, Somaliland and note of congratulations from the RAF to the Somaliland Camel Corps. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/75

1920 Mar 9

Extract from Hansard, House of Commons, vol 126 no 21, cols. 1212-1214 with an account by Lt Col L S Amery, Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, on operations in Somaliland. Printed


ISMAY: 3/1/76

1920 Mar 10

Report by Ismay, Commanding Somaliland Camel Corps Burao, Somaliland to Officer Commanding Somaliland Field Force on Regiment's operations 1-16 Feb 1920. Signed typescript 12pp


ISMAY: 3/1/77

1920 Mar 28-Apr 10

Letter from Col G H Summers, commanding Somaliland Field Force Berbera, Somaliland to Governor and Commander in Chief Somaliland Protectorate with report by Summers on military operations carried out in conjunction with the RAF in expedition against the Dervishes Sep 1919-Feb 1920, with the following officers mentioned: Maj C A L Howard; Gp Capt (Col) R Gordon, officer commanding Z Unit RAF; Lt Col J S Wilkinson, KAR; Capt S G Allden, RASC; Capt J F Codman; Maj A S Lawrence, political officer; Capt R Le Fleming, 1/101 Grenadiers; Maj H Rayne, MC, late KAR; Col G R Breading, Somaliland Protectorate. With copies of telegrams received and despatched by officer commanding Somaliland Field Force 2-11 Feb 1920 (gives date of receipt of Ismay's messages); report of field state of Somaliland Field Force Jan 1920 and casualty return Nov 1919-Mar 1920; reports on wireless telegraph operations; report by Summers on supply situation before Dec 1919; report by Capt S G Allden, QS officer Berbera, Somaliland on supply work during operations Jan-Mar 1920; report by Capt S G Allden, QS officer Berbera, on camel transport employed during operations Jan-Mar 1920; Medical Report by Lt Col J S Wilkinson, commanding B Force Somaliland Field Force Musha Aled, and Capt M F Murphy, Senior Medical Officer B Force; Medical Report by Surgeon Cdr E Cameron, RN, Senior Medical Officer B Force; Report by Capt E LeFleming, commanding Wing 1/101 Grenadiers (Indian Army), on operations: Preliminary 1920 Jan 18-Mar 6; advance on Jidali, 1920 and operations there; and return to base at Eil Dur Elan, Somaliland. Typescript carbon 121pp


ISMAY: 3/1/78

1920 Jul

Article by Sir Douglas James Jardine, Secretary Somaliland 1916-1923, entitled 'The mad mullah of British Somaliland' from Blackwood's magazine (see also the author's book of the same name The Mad Mullah of Somaliland, (Herbert Jenkins, London, 1922)). Printed 12pp


ISMAY: 3/1/79

1920 Nov 1

Reprint of a despatch dated 1920 May 15 from Sir Geoffrey C Archer, Governor and Commander in Chief British Somaliland Sheikh, to Secretary of State for the Colonies, further to a despatch (3/1/82) on operations 1920-1919, second supplement to the London Gazette of 1920 Oct 29, (London, HMSO, 1920). Printed 9pp


ISMAY: 3/1/80

1920 Nov 8

Reprint of a despatch dated 1920 May from Gp Capt R Gordon, Berbera, Somaliland to Secretary of State for Air regarding operations in Somaliland Jan-Feb 1920, second supplement to the London Gazette of 1920 Nov 5, (London, HMSO, 1920). Printed 4 pp


ISMAY: 3/1/81

1920 Nov 29

Report from The Times of decorations, promotions and mentions in despatches for 1 Oct 1920 for Somaliland including DSO and mention for Ismay, supplement to the London Gazette 29 Nov 1920 (London, HMSO, 1920). Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/1/82

1921 Mar 4

Reprint of the despatch from Sir Geoffrey C Archer to the Secretary of State for the Colonies on operations in British Somaliland 1915-1919 published in the London Gazette, (London, HMSO, 1919). Printed


ISMAY: 3/1/83

1922 Aug 4

Note from Secretariat British Somaliland to Ismay, Quetta, India and memorandum at the request of Col H S Pinder on the movements of the Mullah (Mahomed bin Abdulla Hassan) from 9 Feb 1920 to his death from smallpox 23 Nov 1920 or 10 Jan 1921 and the subsequent Dervish collapse. Signed typescript 5pp


ISMAY: 3/1/84

1922 Sep 29

Letter from Col G H Summers to Ismay on his possible appointment as Governor of Somaliland (1922-1925), thanking Ismay for a letter and paying tribute to his character and assistance. Manuscript 4pp


ISMAY: 3/1/85

1930 Apr 16

Papers relating to controversy over the part played by the RAF in operations in Somaliland, consisting of letter from C N French, United Service Club, to the Editor of The Times concerning the Mullah and the RAF and referring to MRAF Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard of Wolfeton's remarks in the House of Lords on the value of the RAF in Somaliland operations, and attributing their success more to the Somaliland Camel Corps. Typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/86

1962 Mar 23

Papers relating to controversy over the part played by the RAF in operations in Somaliland, consisting of letter from Sir Colin Reith Coote, Managing Editor of The Daily Telegraph to Ismay forwarding Andrew Boyle's book Trenchard, (Collins, London, 1962) on MRAF Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard of Wolfeton, for comment. Signed typescript


ISMAY: 3/1/87

1962 Mar 30

Papers relating to controversy over the part played by the RAF in operations in Somaliland, consisting of letter from Ismay in reply to Sir Colin Reith Coote, Managing Editor of The Daily Telegraph's letter. With note by Ismay of inaccuracy of Andrew Boyle's book Trenchard, (Collins, London, 1962) on MRAF Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard of Wolfeton, in its account of Somaliland operations. Typescript carbon 5pp


ISMAY: 3/1/88

1962 Apr 4

Papers relating to controversy over the part played by the RAF in operations in Somaliland, consisting of Letter from Sir Colin Reith Coote, Managing Editor of The Daily Telegraph in reply to Ismay's (3/1/87) requesting information on the RAF's role. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/89

1962 Apr 9

Papers relating to controversy over the part played by the RAF in operations in Somaliland, consisting of letter from Ismay to Sir Colin Reith Coote, Managing Editor of The Daily Telegraph in reply to his letter (3/1/88) and forwarding a note on control of defence in Somaliland and the part played by the RAF in operations. Typescript carbon 5pp


ISMAY: 3/1/90

1962 Apr 10

Papers relating to controversy over the part played by the RAF in operations in Somaliland, consisting of letter from Sir Colin Reith Coote, Managing Editor of The Daily Telegraph to Ismay in reply to Ismay's letter (3/1/89) and forwarding a redraft of a letter to The Daily Telegraph. Typescript carbon 3pp


ISMAY: 3/1/91

1962 Apr 12

Papers relating to controversy over the part played by the RAF in operations in Somaliland, consisting of Letter from Ismay to Sir Colin Reith Coote, Managing Editor of The Daily Telegraph thanking him for and commenting on redraft (3/1/90) of a letter to The Daily Telegraph. With note of comments by Ismay. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/92

[1962]

Papers relating to controversy over the part played by the RAF in operations in Somaliland, consisting of letter from Ismay to the editor of The Daily Telegraph. Newspaper cutting 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/93

1962 Apr 16

Papers relating to controversy over the part played by the RAF in operations in Somaliland, consisting of letter from Sir Colin Reith Coote, Managing Editor of The Daily Telegraph to Ismay referring to letter published in The Daily Telegraph (3/1/92) and further letter from Collie Knox, journalist on the part played by Sir Geoffrey Francis Archer, (Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, 1914 director of operations against the Mullah, 1920). Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/94

[1962]

Papers relating to controversy over the part played by the RAF in operations in Somaliland, consisting of letter from Andrew Philip More Boyle, journalist to the editor of The Daily Telegraph in reply to Ismay's letter (3/1/92). Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/1/95

1962 May 1

Papers relating to controversy over the part played by the RAF in operations in Somaliland, consisting of letter from Ismay to Sir Colin Reith Coote, Managing Editor of The Daily Telegraph referring to Andrew Philip More Boyle's letter (3/1/94) and with further comments. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/96

[1960]

Letter from former Sgt Maj Mohamed Jama, Burao, Somaliland to Ismay thanking him for the 'baksheesh' (a small sum of money given as a gratuity or as alms) sent through Lt Col M E M MacWilliam and stating services. Typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/97

1960 Nov 14

Letter from Lt Col M E M MacWilliam, commanding Somaliland Scouts Hargeisa, Somaliland to Ismay with news of army and independence. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/1/98

1960 Dec 4

Letter from Lt Col M E M MacWilliam, commanding Somaliland Scouts Hargeisa, Somaliland to Ismay thanking him for a letter and offer of memoirs. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/1/99

1961 Dec 14

Letter from Lt Col M E M MacWilliam, Queen's Surveys Bielefeld, to Ismay on the handover in Somaliland of the British and Italian protectorates to independent control of the new Somali Republic. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/2 Papers relating to Ismay at Staff College Quetta, India and RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire, 1922-1924


ISMAY: 3/2/1

1922 Aug 26

Notes by WGC, Staff College Quetta, India on students' conference number 4 on discipline in the army, its maintenance and possible improvement; notes by the Commandant on discipline including the evolution in maintaining discipline caused by difference in attitude of the British public towards the army and change of national outlook. Printed and typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/3

[1922-1923]

Notes by AVM Henry Robert Moore Brooke-Popham, RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire on enthusiasm and discipline. Duplicated 26 pp


ISMAY: 3/2/4

1923 Dec 20

Notes by Air Commodore Henry Robert Moore Brooke-Popham, RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire on morale. Duplicated 21pp


ISMAY: 3/2/5

1924 Nov 5-Dec 9

Paper by Ismay, RAF Staff College Andover, Hampshire on enthusiasm and discipline. With note by AVM Henry Robert Moore Brooke-Popham to Ismay commenting on paper. Signed typescript and manuscript, 21pp


ISMAY: 3/2/6

1924 May 16

Note on framework of naval and military history 1500-1920, Holland, Spain and United States, and chronological tables. Duplicated 5pp


ISMAY: 3/2/7

1922 Mar 4

Notes, corrected by Ismay, on staff work by Maj Gen Sir Louis Vaughan, Commandant Staff College Quetta, India. Typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/8

[1922]

Note by ECG, Staff College Quetta, Training lecture 1. With appendix 1 on army form M1442 regarding allotment of sums for use with training of regular forces; appendix 2 regarding recreation grounds and pavilions for troops. Printed 4pp


ISMAY: 3/2/9

1922 Oct 4

Training lecture 2 on educational training. Annotated by Ismay. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/10

1922 Oct 6, 0

Note by ECG, Staff College Quetta, Training lecture 3 and 4 on preparation and conduct of strategical, tactical and administrative exercises with bibliography, annotated by Ismay. With notes by Ismay on lecture. Printed and manuscript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/2/11

1924 Mar

Note by RAF Staff College on the course of study, including general reading. Duplicated 3pp


ISMAY: 3/2/12

1924 May 6

Note by AVM Henry Robert Moore Brooke-Popham, RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire on the functions of a staff college (opening address to third course). Duplicated 11pp


ISMAY: 3/2/13

1924 May 6

Note by AVM Henry Robert Moore Brooke-Popham, RAF Staff College on the work at the RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire. Duplicated 9pp


ISMAY: 3/2/14

1922 Jan 26

Note by Col H F E McMahon Staff College Quetta, India on students' conference number 2 on the best organisation for meeting problems of North West Frontier, Afghanistan and Waziristan. With notes by Ismay on lecture by Maj Gen Sir Louis Vaughan, Commandant Staff College Quetta, on best organisation for meeting problems of NW Frontier. Printed and typescript, 2p


ISMAY: 3/2/15

1922 Jun 19

Note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, on 'North West Frontier, Afghanistan and Waziristan-warfare 1'. With notes by Ismay on the same subject. Printed and typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/16

1922 Jun 20

Note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, on 'North West Frontier Afghanistan and Waziristan-warfare 2'. With notes by Ismay on the same. Printed and typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/17

1922 Jun 21

Note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, on 'North West Frontier Afghanistan and Waziristan-warfare 3'. With notes by Ismay on the same subject. Printed and manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/2/18

1922 Jun 24

Note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, on 'North West Frontier Afghanistan and Waziristan-warfare 4'; note by Ismay on the same subject; sketch to show the idea of a defended perimeter camp; note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, regarding Sangars; note to accompany 'North West Frontier warfare-lecture 4' on routine in a perimeter camp, Wazir force 1922. Printed and manuscript. 13pp


ISMAY: 3/2/19

1922 Jun 27

Note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, on North West Frontier Afghanistan and Waziristan warfare 5; note by Ismay on the same subject; note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, on route piquets; sketch showing advance in the hills. Printed and manuscript, 9pp


ISMAY: 3/2/20

1922 Jun 28

Note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, on North West Frontier Afghanistan and Waziristan warfare 6, attack and retirement, and destruction of villages; note by Ismay on the same subject; note issued by Staff College Quetta, India on the organisation for the destruction of villages to be issued with lecture note on North West Frontier warfare 6; note by Maj Gen Sir Andrew Skeen on the use of artillery in Waziristan, issued with lecture note on North West Frontier warfare 6. Printed, manuscript and duplicated, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/2/21

1922

Note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, on North West Frontier Afghanistan and Waziristan warfare 7; note by Ismay on the same subject. Printed and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/22

1922 Jul 5

Note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, on North West Frontier Afghanistan and Waziristan warfare 8; note by Ismay on the same subject. Printed and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/23

[1922]

Note by Ismay on Afghanistan and Waziristan. Typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/24

[1922]

Note by W and A K Johnston showing areas of North West frontier of India under direct British administration and frontier tribes under political supervision. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/25

1922 Jun 22

Paper by Ismay, Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (11 Frontier Force) Quetta, India on indoor exercise 'C' (Peiwar Kotal and Chaharasia) and examination of operations (Afghanistan and Waziristan) of Gen Frederick Sleigh Roberts in 1879, with comments by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta; note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, on indoor exercise 'C', on the 2nd Afghan war, and questions relating to Ismay's note on same. Manuscript and duplicate, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/2/26

1922 Jul 6

Note by Ismay, 21/23 Cavalry Frontier Force, on exercise 'F' on North West Frontier Afghanistan and Waziristan warfare, and operations in Waziristan 7-14 Jan 1920 in Ahnai Tangi by Asa Khan, with comments by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, India; note by EDG, senior division Staff College Quetta, on indoor exercise F and questions relating to Ismay's note on same. signed typescript and duplicate, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/2/27

1922 Aug 3

Note by EDG, senior and junior divisions Staff College Quetta, India on Waziristan, North West frontier, India 1919-1929; précis of lectures 1, 2 and 3, together with appendices; relation of troops with tribesmen, Khassadars; diagram of communications of Waziristan force; post stores; duties of a permanent piquet commander; duties of the commander of a group of piquets; and medical arrangements for a moveable column of 1 brigade; note by Ismay on EDG's note on Waziristan and précis of lectures 1, 2 and 3. Printed, duplicate and manuscript, 19pp


ISMAY: 3/2/28

1922

Note by HFEM, senior division Staff College Quetta, India on exercise 'B' (supply) and strategy dependent on feeding of armies. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/29

1922 Feb 27

Note by Ismay, 21/23 Cavalry Frontier Force, on exercise 'B' and supplies in World War One with comments by HFEM. Manuscript 4pp


ISMAY: 3/2/30

1922 Mar 6, 8

Note by JMRH, senior division Staff College Quetta, India with a précis of lecture on marches. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/31

[1922]

Note by Ismay on JMRH's précis of lecture on marching (3/2/30). Manuscript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/2/32

1922 Mar 10

Note by JMRH, senior division Staff College Quetta, India with précis of lecture on reconnaissance. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/33

[1922]

Note by Ismay on JMRH's précis of lecture on reconnaissance (3/2/32). Initialled typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/34

1922 Mar 13

Note by JMRH, senior division Staff College Quetta, with précis of lecture 1 on protection; note by Ismay on the same subject; sketch map referring to French FM Ferdinand Foch on the Battle of Nachod, Jun 1866 Austro-Prussian (seven weeks) war); note by Ismay from an article in the Journal of United States Institution, 1919 May on the lessons of Nery; three sketch maps illustrating the lessons of Nery; sketch map by Ismay of Garko 1877 (Russo-Turkish war). Duplicated and typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/2/35

1922 Mar 18

Note by JMRH, senior division Staff College Quetta, India with précis of lecture 2 on protection; note by Ismay on the same subject. Duplicated and typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/36

1922

Note by JMRH, senior division Staff College Quetta, India with précis of lecture 3 on protection (outposts); diagram, on subject of protection (outposts), of Montdidier Noyon battle, France 9-12 Jun 1918; notes by Ismay on the same subject; printed notes on tactics. Duplicated and typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/2/37

1922 Mar 30

Note by JMRH, senior division Staff College Quetta, India for lecture 4 on protection. Annotated by Ismay. Duplicated 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/38

1922

Note by JMRH, senior division Staff College Quetta, India on exercise 'I' regarding protection, advanced guard and vanguard; notes by Ismay on exercise 'I' with notes by JMRH. Duplicated and manuscript 4pp


ISMAY: 3/2/39

1922 Aug 4

Note by JMRH, senior division Staff College Quetta, India with précis of lecture on battle; notes by Ismay on précis. Duplicated and manuscript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/2/40

1922 Jul 22

Note by Ismay of a lecture by Maj Gen Sir Louis Vaughan, Commandant Staff College Quetta, India on strategy and tactics in France 1915-1917, and how to overcome the stopping power of the machine gun. Typescript 4 pp


ISMAY: 3/2/41

1922 Aug 12, 19

Note by Ismay of a lecture by Maj Gen Sir Louis Vaughan, Commandant Staff College Quetta, on defence. Initialled by Ismay, typescript 5pp


ISMAY: 3/2/42

1922 Aug 10

Note by WGC on tactical discussion number 3 and outposts 8 Aug 1922. Printed 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/43

1922 Nov 4

Note by Ismay of a lecture by Maj Gen Sir Louis Vaughan, Commandant Staff College Quetta, India on policy and strategy. Typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/44

1922 Oct 1

Note by WPB, Staff College Quetta, India on German FM Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke's projects for campaign of 1866 (Austro-Prussian Seven Weeks War). Printed 3pp


ISMAY: 3/2/45

1922 Jul 6

Note by WGC, Staff College Quetta, India on military strategy and history. Annotated by Ismay, duplicated 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/46

[1922]

Note by Ismay on military strategy and history. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/47

1922 Jul 8

Note by WGC, Staff College Quetta, India on 'Military history and strategy no. 2-the object of war'. Duplicated 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/48

[1922]

Note by Ismay on 'Military history and strategy no. 2-The object of war'. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/49

1922 Jul 11

Note by WGC, Staff College Quetta, India on 'Military history and strategy no. 3(A)-Offensive and defensive strategy'. Duplicated 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/50

[1922]

Note by Ismay on 'Military history and strategy no. 3(A)-offensive and defensive strategy'. Manuscript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/2/51

1922 Jul 12

Note by WGC, Staff College Quetta, India on 'Military history and strategy no. 4-the objective'. Duplicated 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/52

[1922]

Note by Ismay on 'Military history and strategy no. 4-the objective'. Manuscript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/2/53

1922 Oct 23

Note by WGC, Staff College Quetta, India on 'Military history and strategy no. 5-detachments', with summary of events 30 Apr 1862-12 Jun during the American Civil War. Duplicated 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/54

1922 Nov 13

Note by WGC, Staff College Quetta, India on 'Military history and strategy no.6-surprise'; plan illustrating march of Napoleon to the Danube 1805, prior to the battle of Ulm; note by Ismay on 'Military history and strategy no.6-surprise'. Duplicated 3pp


ISMAY: 3/2/55

1922 Nov 17

Note by WGC, Staff College Quetta, India on 'Military history and strategy no.7-interior and exterior lines of operation'; sketch map of Napoleon's campaign against Austrians and Sardinians 1796 Mar 27-Apr 28; sketch map of Napoleon's Italian campaign 1796-1797; sketch map of Napoleon's campaign against Austrians and Sardinians showing situation as at 1796 Apr 15. Annotated by Ismay. Duplicated 4pp


ISMAY: 3/2/56

1922 Nov 22

Note by WGC, Staff College Quetta, on 'Military history and strategy no. 8-recent developments and their effect on strategy'. Duplicated 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/57

[1922]

Note by Ismay on 'Military history and strategy no. 8-recent developments and their effect on strategy'. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/58

1922 Oct 26, 30

Note by AJMcC for two lectures on military geography and its relations to imperial strategy. Annotated by Ismay. Duplicated 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/59

[1922]

Note by Ismay on military geography and its relations to imperial strategy relating to 3/2/58. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/60

1924 May 7

Note by AVM Henry Robert Moore Brooke-Popham, RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire on the nature of war. Duplicated 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/61

[1924]

Note by AVM Henry Robert Moore Brooke-Popham, RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire on national wars. Duplicated 10pp


ISMAY: 3/2/62

1922

Papers relating to the Battle of Waterloo, 1815 consisting of note by AJMcC on lecture no.1 '1815'; general map of campaign of 1815 showing approximate situation in Jun 1815; note of order of battle for Waterloo and composition of Anglo-Dutch and French armies; note produced by Staff College Quetta, India on the order of battle to be issued with lecture; note by Ismay on 1815. Printed 8pp


ISMAY: 3/2/63

1922 Mar 4

Papers relating to the Battle of Waterloo, 1815 consisting of note by AJMcC on lecture no. 2 '1815'; note by AJMcC on Waterloo with synopsis of orders for moves preparatory to battle; Note by Ismay lecture no. 2. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/64

1922 Mar 17

Papers relating to the Battle of Waterloo, 1815 consisting of note by AJMcC on '1815' lecture no.3, events of 16 Jun, Quatre Bras, Ney, France; note showing position of Anglo-Dutch forces 1815 Jun 15-17 with table of units and positions; note detailing battlefields of Ligny and Quatre Bras. Printed 3pp


ISMAY: 3/2/65

1922 Mar 23

Papers relating to the Battle of Waterloo, 1815 consisting of note by AJMcC on lecture no. 4 '1815', Battle of Ligny, France, 16 Jun; note by Ismay on lecture no. 4. Printed and typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/66

1922

Papers relating to the Battle of Waterloo, 1815 consisting of note by AJMcC on lecture no.5, '1815' the events of Jun 17-18, the lead up to and the Battle of Waterloo 1815; note detailing position of armies in front of Waterloo. Printed 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/67

1922 Mar 30

Papers relating to the Battle of Waterloo, 1815 consisting of note by AJMcC on lecture no. 6, '1815' relating to the conclusion of the battle, 18 Jun; note by Ismay on lectures 5 and 6. Printed and typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/2/68

1922 Mar 4

Papers relating to the Battle of Waterloo, 1815 consisting of note by AJMcC for exercise 'D' based on orders dated 2 May 1815 by Lt Gen von Ziethen, commanding 1 Prussian Corps, Charleroi; note by Ismay on exercise; note by Ismay on exercise with comments by Maj Gen Sir Louis Vaughan, Commandant Staff College Quetta, India including map showing suggested dispositions of 2 Bde. Printed, typescript and manuscript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/2/69

1922 Aug 12

Papers relating to the western front, World War One consisting of note by JMRH, précis of lecture 1 on the Western Front, events leading up to allied military situation at outbreak of war; note by Ismay on lecture 1 on the Western Front; note by JMRH, précis of lecture 2 on the Western Front and French and German pre-war plans; note by Ismay on lecture 2. Duplicated, manuscript, typescript, 9pp


ISMAY: 3/2/70

1922

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One, World War One consisting of note by JMRH, précis of lecture on the Western Front, the outbreak of hostilities; note by Ismay on lecture. Duplicated and typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/2/71

1922 Aug 24

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note by JMRH, précis of lecture, 'The Western Front, the Battle of the Sambre 21-25 Aug 1914'; note by Ismay on the same subject. Duplicated and typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/2/72

1922

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note by JMRH on 'The Western Front, the retreat continued, the Battles of Le Cateau and Guise, France 25-30 Aug 1914'. Duplicated 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/73

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note by Ismay on 'The Western Front, the retreat continued, the Battles of Le Cateau and Guise, France 25-30 Aug 1914'. Typescript 1 p


ISMAY: 3/2/74

1922 Aug 29/30

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note by JMRH, précis of lecture no. 8, covering the Western Front, the Battle of the Marne, France 6-9 Sep 1914. Annotated by Ismay, duplicated 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/75

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note by Ismay on lecture no. 8 covering the Western Front and the Battle of the Marne, France 6-9 Sep 1914. Typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/76

1922

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note by JMRH on lecture no. 8. 'The Western Front and the "race to the sea"'. Duplicated 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/77

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note by Ismay on lecture no. 9 on 'The Western Front and the "race to the sea"'. Typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/78

1922 Aug 12

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note (Appendix 1) detailing normal French organisation in Aug 1914. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/79

1922 Aug 12

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note (Appendix 2) detailing normal German organisation in Aug 1914. Printed 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/80

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note (Appendix 3) detailing orders of battle of allied forces at the outbreak of war, Aug 1914. Printed 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/81

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note (Appendix 4) detailing strategical conduct of the war by Germany and order of battle of German armies, Aug 1914. Printed 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/82

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note (Appendix 5) detailing French order of battle on 20 Aug 1914. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/83

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note (Appendix 6) detailing Battle of the Marne, France 6-9 Sep 1914, French and British order of battle 6 Sep 1914. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/84

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note (Appendix 7) detailing Battle of the Marne, France 6-9 Sep 1914, German order of battle 6 Sep 1914. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/85

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note (Appendix 8) detailing increase of British forces in France 1914-1918. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/86

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note (Appendix 9) listing books from which material had been obtained for lectures. Duplicated 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/87

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 1 showing concentration areas for British Expeditionary Force (BEF) reconnoitred before outbreak of war. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/88

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 2, showing disposition of the French fortified regions. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/89

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 3, showing concentration areas of opposing forces. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/90

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 4, showing the advance of the 1 German Army. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/91

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 5, showing the retreat of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from Mons, Belgium. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/92

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 6, showing the German advance to the River Marne, France. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/93

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 7, showing the battle of the Marne, France 6-9 Sep 1914, illustrating French battle plan. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/94

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 7a, showing Marins de St Gond, France. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/95

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 8, showing plan for autumn campaign, 1915. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/96

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 9, showing FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig's initial plan for the Battle of the Somme, France Jun-Sep 1916. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/97

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 10, diagram illustrating French Gen Robert Nivelle's directive for offensive in 1917. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/98

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 11, showing FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig's plan for Arras offensive, France Apr 1917. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/99

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 12, showing plan for third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), Belgium Jul-Nov 1917. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/100

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 13, illustrating plan for Battle of Cambrai, France Nov-Dec 1917. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/101

[1922]

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of map of Western Front no. 14, illustrating the battles during Aug-Nov 1918 Aug and showing the areas of withdrawal and areas captured by British and allied armies. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/2/102

1922 Aug 18

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note by JMRH on exercise 'M' regarding soundness of French pre-war plan for concentration of troops and initial operations in the event of war with Germany; note by Ismay, 11 Cavalry Frontier Force Quetta, India on exercise 'M' and with comments by JMRH;. Duplicated and typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/2/103

1922 Aug 23

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note by JMRH on exercise 'N' regarding the Western front and OHL orders of 9 Sep 1914 by German Lt Col Hentsch to German Gen von Kluck commanding 1 German Army; note by Ismay on exercise 'N' with comments by JMRH; note by Ismay with sketch map showing situation on 9 Sep 1914. Printed and typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/2/104

1922 Jun 12

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note by AJMcC on exercise 'A', regarding cavalry and the advocacy of abolition of 'arme blanche' for cavalry after South African war and of cavalry after World War One; note by Ismay on exercise 'A' regarding cavalry, with notes on subsequent conference. Duplicated and typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/105

1922 Jul 6

Papers relating to the Western Front, World War One consisting of note by AJMcC on tactical handling of cavalry; note by Ismay on the same subject. Duplicated and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/2/106

1924 Oct 22

Papers relating to Morocco for use at Staff College consisting of note by BCTP on Morocco; note on military operations in Morocco; note on transport of wounded by aeroplane and translation of paper 'L'aviation sanitaire' by French Lt Col Cheutin, commanding air service Morocco; Note on aviation in Morocco. Duplicated 17pp


ISMAY: 3/2/107

1922 Oct 23

Papers relating to Palestine, Mesopotamia consisting of note by GCW, Staff College Quetta, India on indoor exercise 'D', regarding whether the decision for Maj Gen Townshend to remain at Kut-el-Amara (Kut), Mesopotamia was the right one in the circumstances of 2-6 Dec 1915 (the advance of the Turks and his exhausted infantry); paper by Ismay on exercise 'D' with comments by GCW; sketch map by Ismay showing situation Dec 1915 at Kut. Duplicated, typescript and manuscript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/2/108

1922 Nov 13

Papers relating to Palestine, Mesopotamia consisting of note by GCW, Staff College Quetta, India on indoor exercise paper, Egyptian and Palestine campaigns; note by Ismay on discussion 1(a) regarding suitability of cavalry for engagement of the enemy on withdrawal, and pursuit, as instanced in Egypt and Palestine campaigns up to 31 Dec 1927 and on Suez canal, Beersheba-Gaza and Senussi operations; discussion 1(b) regarding how to frame orders for same purpose; discussion 2 regarding reconnaissance, Sinai, Maghdaba, Wadi Guzee, Beersheba and El Mughar; discussion 3 regarding economy of strength and wakening of enemy, Suez, Senussi, Hedjaz and Yilderim group, including comments by GCW. With note on Turkish and Egyptian lines of communication Jan 1915 from Konia to Sollum and Siwa; note on Turkish attack on Suez Canal 2 Feb 1915; note on Battle of Romani 4 Aug 1916; sketch map illustrating value of reconnaissance at El Mughar 13 Nov 1917. Duplicated, typescript, printed and manuscript, 12pp


ISMAY: 3/2/109

1922 Jul 1-Oct 22

Papers relating to Palestine, Mesopotamia consisting of note by Maj Gen Sir Louis Vaughan, Commandant Staff College Quetta, India for memoir on lessons on 1815, 1878-1880 (Afghanistan and North West Frontier) as applied to 1914-1919 experience in France, Palestine, Mesopotamia and North West Frontier, with special reference to possible future war in Middle East with combined European and Asiatic armies; memoir by Ismay on lessons on 1815 and 1878-1880 as applied to 1914-1919 with comments by Col H F E McMahon and Maj Gen Sir Louis Vaughan, Commandant Staff College Quetta, India. Printed and manuscript in bound volume 94 pp


ISMAY: 3/2/110

[1922]

Scrap book compiled by Ismay, Staff College Quetta, India covering the Battle of Sadowa (Konniggratz) 3 Jul 1866; ethical training; campaign in Thrace 1912; miscellaneous thoughts on war; geography; Western Front, World War One; North West Frontier of India with Afghanistan; Persia and Russia; Middle East; military history; American Civil War; the Battle of Sedan, France, 1 Sep 1870; notes from Sir Frederick Barton Maurice's Forty Days in 1914 (Constable & Co.: London, 1920); notes from Shelley, on wars and imperialism, 1688-1815; notes on India, notes from new field service regulations; savage warfare; organisation of Indian army into commands and districts and reorganisation of Indian army under FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome; notes from Alfred Thayer Mahan's Influence of sea-power on history 1660-1783 (Sampson Low and Co. London 1890); new constitution of India; small wars; air defence. Manuscript bound volume 93pp


ISMAY: 3/3 Papers relating to the General Strike, 4-12 May 1926


ISMAY: 3/3/1-5

1926 May 6-7, 11-13

Editions of the British Gazette Nos. 2-3, 6-8, covering the General Strike, May 1926 (HMSO, London). Printed 5 issues


ISMAY: 3/3/6-8

1926 May 6, 11, 14

Editions the Daily Mail covering the General Strike, May 1926. Printed 3 issues


ISMAY: 3/3/9-11

1926 May 11-13

Page and editions of The Times covering the General Strike, May 1926, first issue one page only (including notice of George Bruce, Ismay family wedding). Printed 3 issues


ISMAY: 3/3/12

1926 May 8

Edition of the Daily Graphic, strike emergency edition. Printed 2pp


ISMAY: 3/3/13

1926 May 8

Edition of the Daily Telegraph, strike emergency edition. Printed 4pp


ISMAY: 3/3/14

1926 May 11

Edition of the Daily Express, strike emergency edition. Printed 1p


ISMAY: 3/3/15

1926 May 14

Edition of The Star, strike emergency edition. Printed 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4 Papers relating to defence, including lectures, speeches, reports and correspondence, 1936-1963


ISMAY: 3/4/1

1936 Mar 3

Statement relating to defence presented to Parliament, Cmd 5107 (HMSO, London, 1936). Printed 19pp


ISMAY: 3/4/2

1937 Feb 16

Statement relating to defence expenditure presented to Parliament, Cmd 5374 (HMSO, London, 1937). Printed 11pp


ISMAY: 3/4/3

[1935-1936]

Lecture by Ismay to the Royal United Service Institute on the organisation and functions of the Committee of Imperial Defence (possibly written by Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart, between 1926-1930 when Ismay was in the Committee of Imperial Defence Secretariat). Typescript 25pp


ISMAY: 3/4/4

1942 May 5

Extract from Hansard House of Lords Vol 122 No 47 (Cols 822-996) including a report of a motion on the organisation of joint planning. Printed 32pp


ISMAY: 3/4/5

1942 May 19

Extract from Hansard House of Commons Vol 38 No 67 (Cols 1-204) including a debate (continued at 3/4/6) on the war situation, on the Chiefs of Staff structure and on Ismay's position. Printed 102pp


ISMAY: 3/4/6

1942 May 20

Extract from Hansard House of Commons Vol 38 No 67 (Cols 205-338) continuation of a debate (3/4/5) on the war situation, on the Chiefs of Staff structure and on Ismay's position. Printed 64pp


ISMAY: 3/4/7

[1942]

A history of the Committee of Imperial Defence 1902-1914, with list of records, (Public Record Office, London, [1942]). Duplicated 32 pp


ISMAY: 3/4/8

1939 May

Lecture by Ismay, Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence, on 11 Jan 1939 to the Royal United Service Institute on the machinery of the Committee, a reprint from the Royal United Service Institute Journal. Printed 16pp


ISMAY: 3/4/9

1945 Sep 29-Oct 8

Letter from Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, HM Ambassador to the USA, to Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister requesting leave for Ismay to speak to the Foreign Policy Association New York on 20 Oct and telegram reply from the Prime Minister to Halifax; letter from Acting Maj Gen Leslie Chasemore Hollis, Senior Assistant Secretary in office of the War Cabinet, to Col King Salter requesting information on German records showing why Hitler did not invade Britain; note containing answers to questions regarding the decision to give assistance to USSR, the date of the beginning of the flow of machinery and munitions to Russia, the value of Russian convoys and losses; note on reasons why Hitler did not invade Britain, based on German documents and interrogation of prisoners; telegram from Hollis to Cornwall-Jones, British Joint Staff Mission Washington DC, USA, on difficulties about releasing information on why Hitler did not invade Britain; note containing answers to questions raised by Ismay on: the Battle of France, Jun 1940, Battle of Britain, Aug-Oct 1940 and how many troops, tanks and Home Guards were in England Aug-Sep 1940; note containing answer to question on whether the armoured division despatched to the Middle East in 1940 played a vital part in FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell's victories; note containing answers to questions on: the main reasons for sending an expeditionary force to Greece, how many troops were sent, date of attack, and Crete, delay on attack on Russia resultant, was appreciation ever made on what would have happened if Germans, instead of attacking Greece and Crete, had gone for Syria and Lebanon; telegram from Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary to the Cabinet, on the difficulties of releasing certain information and letter from Ismay to Bridges, in reply giving an outline of his speech; letter from Bridges to Ismay in reply to Ismay's. Typescript carbon 21pp


ISMAY: 3/4/10

1945 Oct 20

An address by Ismay to the Foreign Policy Association of New York, USA on World War Two and its aftermath; the Battle of Britain, Aug-Oct 1940; the decision not to withdraw RAF fighter squadrons from UK after the meeting of the British and French war leaders at Briare, France, 1940 when the French requested assistance to enable them to continue the war against Germany; Combined Chiefs of Staff organisation. Typescript 13pp


ISMAY: 3/4/11

1946

Lecture by Ismay to the Imperial Defence College on the machinery for military co-operation between allies, relations between soldiers and statesmen during World War Two and on Combined Chiefs of Staff. Typescript 14pp


ISMAY: 3/4/12

1949 Oct

Lecture by Ismay to the Imperial Defence College describing the growth of machinery for co-operation between services and between politics and strategy since 1904, including reflections of execution of plan for the Dardanelles campaign, 1915; Committee of Imperial Defence, first War Cabinet, Chiefs of Staff Committee; Minister for Co-operation of Defence; Joint Planning Committee; Minister of Defence; effect of bombing raids by V1 missiles and V2 rockets; his own role on Chief of Staff Committee. Typescript 18pp


ISMAY: 3/4/13

1950 Sep

Article by Ismay entitled 'United we stand' including reference to Anglo-American co-operation among Combined Chiefs of Staff and published in the National and English Review. Printed 3pp


ISMAY: 3/4/14

1951 Aug 16

Article by Ismay published in The Daily Telegraph on defence of the free world, relating to what he saw as a grave hiatus at the summit, an urgent plea for co-ordinated action, the need for freedom loving nations to unite and avert a third world war against the totalitarian states, inadequacy of regional pacts and pressing for a supreme council. Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/15

1956 Nov

Lecture by Ismay to Imperial Defence College on co-ordination of political and military views on strategy; reflections on position in World War One, effect of independent air force on chiefs of staff; operations of war book; defence committee; defining jobs of soldier and statesman. Typescript 29pp


ISMAY: 3/4/16

1958 Jul

White paper Central Organisation for Defence, presented to Parliament by the Prime Minister, Cmnd 476 (HMSO, London, 1958). Printed 6pp


ISMAY: 3/4/17

1961

Article by Franklyn A Johnson, Jacksonville University on 'The British Committee of Imperial Defence, prototype of United States security organisations' from Journal of Politics (Southern Political Science Association and University of Florida, Gainesville) Vol 23. Printed 30pp


ISMAY: 3/4/18

1940 Apr 1

Notes by Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart, on six months of war, 1939-1940 and 1914-1915. Typescript 14pp


ISMAY: 3/4/19

1941 Mar 3

Note by Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart, Privy Council Office, on the second German war after eighteen months, an appreciation (refers to a previous appreciation dated 1940 Sep 3). Typescript carbon 7pp


ISMAY: 3/4/20

1943 Mar 3

Note by Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart, on the second German war after three and a half years (an appreciation), summary of principal events 1942 Sep-1943 Mar, with Appendix 1 a summary of principal events 3 Sep 1942-3 Mar 1943, and Appendix 2 on the second front in Europe, an examination of advantages and disadvantages of the countries in enemy occupation 3 Mar 1943 (refers to previous appreciations dated 3 Sep 1942, 3 Sep 1941 and 3 Mar 1942). Typescript carbon 39pp


ISMAY: 3/4/21

1948 May 13

Letter by Ismay to Richard Howard Stafford Crossman on the authorship of an article on defence in The Observer and on his general position on such articles on defence. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/22

1948

Letter by Richard Howard Stafford Crossman in reply to Ismay and thanking him for his letter (3/4/21). Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/23

1951 Oct 4

Letter from Adm Sir Charles Daniel, Imperial College, London to Ismay thanking him for his visit and lecture. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/24

1948 Nov 1

Letter from Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart, to the editor of The Times concerning the 10 year rule following publication of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's, vol. 1 The Gathering Storm (Cassell, London, 1948). Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/25

1948 Nov 3

Letter from Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to Ismay suggesting amendments to a letter from Ismay to the editor of The Times concerning the 10 year rule. Initialled typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/26

1948 Nov 4

Covering letter from Ismay to Tyreman, Assistant Editor, The Times, and a letter to the editor on spreading responsibility for maintenance of the 10 year rule. Typescript carbon 4pp


ISMAY: 3/4/27

1948 Nov 5

Letter from Ismay to the editor, The Times, on spreading responsibility for maintenance of the 10 year rule. Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/28

1948 Nov 9

Letter from Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart, to the editor of The Times on the 10 year rule. Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/29

1948 Nov 5

Letter from Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart, to Ismay on the 10 year rule. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/30

[1948]

Letter from Mary, Duchess of Buccleuch to Ismay with congratulations on his letter regarding the 10 year rule. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/31

1948 Nov 5

Letter from ? Saunders, House of Commons, on the 10 year rule. Manuscript 2 pp


ISMAY: 3/4/32

1948 Nov 9

Letter from Sir Walford Selby to Ismay on the 10 year rule and emphasising the effect of establishing Head of Civil Service appointment. Manuscript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/4/33

1948 Nov 10

Letter from Ismay to Sir Walford Selby in reply to his letter (3/4/32) on the 10 year rule. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/34

1948 Nov 10

Letter from Ismay to the editor, The Times further to Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart's letter on the 10 year rule. Typescript carbon. 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/35

1948 Nov 10/11

Letter from Ismay to the editor The Times further to Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart's letter on the 10 year rule. Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/36

1948 Nov 15

Letter from Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart, to the editor of The Times on the 10 year rule. Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/37

1948 Nov 12

Letter from Sir Walford Selby to Ismay on the 10 year rule. Manuscript 4pp


ISMAY: 3/4/38

1948 Nov 13

Letter from Sir Walford Selby to the editor of The Times on the 10 year rule. Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/39

1955 Nov 15

Letter from Ismay to Sir William Haley, The Times, on a debate in the House of Lords about the appointment of a chairman of Chiefs of Staff Committee, stating his own views and requesting cuttings on the issue. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/40

1955 Nov 15

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon (John) Selwyn Lloyd, Minister of Defence, suggesting that individual Chiefs of Staff should receive a formal warrant from the Prime Minister, charging him with responsibility for advising on defence policy as a whole. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/41

1955 Nov 21

Letter from Rt Hon (John) Selwyn Lloyd, Minister of Defence, to Ismay thanking him for his letter (3/4/40) and explaining the difficulties in the relationship between Minister of Defence and service ministers. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/42

1955 Nov 29

Letter from Sir William Haley, The Times, to Ismay in reply to his letter (3/4/39) concerning a debate in the House of Lords about the appointment of a chairman of Chiefs of Staff and forwarding relevant copies of cuttings from The Times (3/4/43-47). Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/43

1943 Apr 11

Letter from Sir Edward Grigg to the editor of The Times on three fighting services as one force and the lesson learnt from the fall of Singapore, Feb 1942. Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/44

1942 Apr 11

Leader from The Times on the three fighting services working as one force. Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/45

1942 May 5

Letter from Sir Edward Grigg to the editor of The Times on towards a unified system of the three fighting services, British needs and German practice. Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/46

1942 May 5

Leader from The Times on war planning. Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/47

1942 Jul 9

Leader from The Times on war planning. Newspaper cutting


ISMAY: 3/4/48

1955 Dec 2

Letter from Ismay to Sir William Haley, The Times, thanking him for his letter and enclosures (3/4/42-47). Typescript carbon 1 p


ISMAY: 3/4/49

1956 Jan 5

Letter from John Edward Poynder Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham of Tormarton, to Ismay requesting information about his father. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/50

1956 Jan 11

Letter from Ismay to John Edward Poynder Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham of Tormarton, in reply to his request for information regarding his father (3/4/49). Typescript carbon 1 p


ISMAY: 3/4/51

1956 Jan 12

Letter from John Edward Poynder Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham of Tormarton, to Ismay concerning combined general staff question. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/52

1956 Feb 2

Letter from Ismay to John Edward Poynder Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham of Tormarton, in reply to his letter (3/4/51) on combined general staff and on policy of 'unconditional surrender'. Typescript carbon 3pp


ISMAY: 3/4/53

1956 Feb 7

Letter from John Edward Poynder Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham of Tormarton, to Ismay in reply to his letter (3/4/52). Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/54

1958 Mar 27

Letter from AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Sea Lord, to Ismay on defence reorganisation and future Chief of Defence Staff. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/55

1958 Apr 1

Letter from Ismay to AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Sea Lord, thanking him for his letter (3/4/54) on defence reorganisation and accepting invitation to advise. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/5/56

1958 Apr 2

Letter from AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Sea Lord, to Ismay in reply to his letter (3/4/55) on defence reorganisation. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/57

1958 Apr 17

Letter from R W Brockman, secretary to AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Sea Lord, on his possible promotion on going to the Cabinet Office. Initialled typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/58

[1958]

Draft of letter from Ismay to AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Sea Lord, on the promotion of R W Brockman to the Cabinet Office. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/59

1958 Apr 30

Letter from Ismay to AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Sea Lord, on the promotion of R W Brockman to the Cabinet Office. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/60

1958 Apr 30

Letter from Ismay to AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Sea Lord, on a conversation with the Prime Minister, Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan on defence re-organisation. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/61

1958 May 5

Letter from AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Sea Lord, to Ismay thanking him for his letters (3/4/59-60) on the promotion of R W Brockman to the Cabinet Office and on a conversation with the Prime Minister, Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan on defence reorganisation. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/62

1958 Jun 8

Note by MRAF Sir John Cotesworth Slessor on the idea of a super-chief of staff. Typescript carbon 3pp


ISMAY: 3/4/63

1958 Jun 26

Letter (not sent) from Ismay to AF Louis Francis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Sea Lord, on a conflict between Mountbatten's ideas of defence reorganisation and those published in The Times on 26 Jun 1958. 2 copies typescript and typescript carbon. 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/64

1958 Jul 7

Letter from Colin Reith Coote, Managing Editor The Daily Telegraph, to Ismay detailing objections to the new defence organisation. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/65

1958 Jul 8

Letter from Ismay to Colin Reith Coote, Managing Editor Daily Telegraph, summarising his and others' views as put to the Prime Minister, Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/66

1959 Jan 8

Letter from Ismay to AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Sea Lord, thanking him for his letter and with congratulations on his appointment of Chief of Defence Staff and asking him for a revival of the Committee of Imperial Defence. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/67

[1959]

Index sheet to part of the correspondence described as 'Defence-Reorganisation Phase 2' (see 3/4/68-3/4/90). Typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/68

1963 Jan 1

Letter from AF Louis Francis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Chief of Defence Staff, to Ismay requesting his advice, assisted by Gen Sir Ian Jacob, on the problem of defence reorganisation and for his views. Signed typescript 4pp


ISMAY: 3/4/69

1963 Jan 3

Letter from Gen Sir Ian Jacob to Ismay on the question of advice on the problem of defence reorganisation and explaining the nature of the task in detail. Signed Typescript 2 pp


ISMAY: 3/4/70

1963 Jan 4

Letter from Ismay to AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Chief of Defence Staff, thanking him for his letter (3/4/68) requesting advice on the problem of defence reorganisation. Photocopy manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/71

1963 Jan 4

Letter from Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, to Ismay on the problem of defence reorganisation. Typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/72

1963 Jan 7

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, replying to his letter (3/4/71) regarding publicity. 2 copies signed typescript and typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/73

1963 Jan 10

Letter from Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, to Ismay in reply to his letter (3/4/72) on the question of publicity. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/74

1962 Dec 15-1963 Jan 13

Covering letter from MRAF, Sir John Cotesworth Slessor, to Ismay and notes to Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence giving his objections to the Chief of Defence Staff system, but advocating combined services; note by MRAF, Sir John Cotesworth Slessor, to Gen Sir Ian Jacob giving his objections to the chief of Defence Staff system, but advocating combined services, and with criticisms of past efforts with and without the Chief of Defence Staff system since 1951; note by MRAF, Sir John Cotesworth Slessor, on the policy of nuclear deterrence and text of an address to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College Jan 1963. Manuscript and typescript, 20pp


ISMAY: 3/4/75

1963 Jan 14

Letter from Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence, to Ismay concerning the beginning of work and interviews, and the Defence Committee. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/76

1963 Jan 16

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence, on the Defence Committee secretariat and on the merging of service department into a single Defence Ministry. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/77

1963 Jan 16

Letter from Alastair Buchan, Institute for Strategic Studies, to Ismay offering the services of the Institute. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/78

1963 Jan 14-18

Letter from Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence, to Ismay on the non-operation of present machinery as regards defence and proposals, on chiefs of staff, and possible interviews for Ismay with Norman Craven Brook and the Prime Minister; note by Rt Hon Hugh Fraser, Secretary of State for Air, on the higher organisation for defence; note by Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence, of a meeting on 1963 Jan 14 between Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, and himself with Mr Hockaday and A M Bailey present; note by A M Bailey of a meeting on 1963 Jan 16 between Peter Alexander Rupert Carrington, 6th Baron Carrington, First Lord of the Admiralty, and Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence; note by A M Bailey of a meeting held on 1963 Jan 16 between John Dennis Profumo, Secretary of State for War, and Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence; note by Sir Edward W Playfair, late Parliamentary Under Secretary, War Office, and Parliamentary Under Secretary, Ministry of Defence, on defence organisation. Signed typescript 19pp


ISMAY: 3/4/79

1963 Jan 20

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence, forwarding Ismay's note on his movements, the Defence Committee, Institute for Strategic Studies, and MRAF Sir John Cotesworth Slessor's objections to a Chief of Defence Staff. Typescript carbon 4 pp


ISMAY: 3/4/80

1959 Dec 31-1963 Jan 22

Letter from Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge of Ottery St Mary, Executive Secretary NATO, to Ismay on the difficulty of obtaining clearly defined and purely military advice, apart from political, in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), the UK and USA; note by US Air Staff regarding decisions on essential military matters reserved to the military. Signed typescript 5pp


ISMAY: 3/4/81

1962 Sep 27-1963 Jan 25

Covering letter from MRAF Sir John Cotesworth Slessor to Ismay and a note to Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence, of a conversation with Gen Lyman L Lemnitzer, chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe (SHAEF) on chiefs of staff. With note by Gen Lyman L Lemnitzer, chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff of an extract of his speech before the National Security Industrial Association, Washington, arguing against a single chief of staff, replacing Joint Chiefs of Staff, and against a separation of the Joint Chiefs from their services. Signed Typescript 5pp


ISMAY: 3/4/82

1962 Dec 15 1963 Jan 30

Covering letter from AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and note by MRAF Sir John Cotesworth Slessor, to Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, giving his objections to the Chief of Defence Staff system, but advocating combined services, which Mountbatten argues against, and giving the views of George Brown on reorganising the Ministry of Defence (also reference to Peter Fleming and book on India). With letter from Mountbatten to Slessor replying to his note on objections to the Chief of Defence Staff system and instead arguing for success of 'supremos' in practice using the example of South East Asia; draft version (sent by Thornycroft to Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence). Signed typescript 8pp.


ISMAY: 3/4/83

1963 Feb 1

Letter from Ismay to AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, in reply to his letter (3/4/82) and line of argument on the Chief of Defence Staff system. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/84

1963 Feb 4

Covering letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence, forwarding his note on the reorganisation of the Defence Committee and the defence and service ministries, as a half-way house or second solution to unification and integration and on the question of accommodation. Initialled Typescript carbon 4pp


ISMAY: 3/4/85

1963 Feb 5

Covering letter from Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence, to Ismay, and note on defence organisation, specifically on the means of enabling ministers to determine policy, for keeping it under review, for seeing that consequent action is in line and on the necessity for re-establishment of the Defence Committee. Signed typescript 10pp


ISMAY: 3/4/86

1963 Feb 8

Letter from Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence to Ismay on Report on Defence Organisation, particularly the need for the MoD to return to being a purely administrative department, rather than the military overlord of the Service Departments and to re-create the centrally placed mechanism for handling inter-departmental defence matters under the Defence Committee. Typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/87

1963 Feb 11

Letter from AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, to Ismay on a future five-star rank in the British armed forces. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/88

1963 Feb 12

Letter from Ismay to AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, in reply to his letter (3/4/87) on a future five-star rank in the British forces and referring to Peter Fleming and a proposed book on India. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/89

[1963]

Note by Ismay on the higher direction of defence. Typescript carbon 10pp


ISMAY: 3/4/90

1963 Feb 18

Letter from Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Ministry of Defence, to Ismay thanking him for working together on the defence reorganisation. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/91

1963 Feb 20

Memorandum by Ismay and Gen Sir Ian Jacob to Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, on the higher direction of defence. Printed 16 pp


ISMAY: 3/4/92

1963 Feb 20

Letter from Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, to Ismay thanking him for a memorandum (3/4/91) on the higher direction of defence. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/93

1963 Feb 21

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, replying to his letter (3/4/92) and asking him to correct some misunderstandings which may have arisen in the press regarding the nature of the report on the higher direction of defence. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/94

1963 Feb 22

Letter from Gen Sir Ian Jacob to Ismay on the Minister's view on the report on higher direction of defence and on Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of the Chart's memorial service. Signed typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/95

1963 Feb 27

Letter from Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister, to Ismay thanking him for the report on higher direction of defence and mentioning its acceptance by the Cabinet. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/96

1963 Feb 29

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister, in reply to his letter (3/4/95) thanking Ismay for the report on the higher direction of defence and decrying any publicity. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/97

1963 May 13

Letter from Franklyn A Johnson, President Jacksonville University, to Ismay with questions on the report. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/98

1963 May 16

Letter from MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, to Ismay on the 'OKW' system and with his views on the report. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/99

1963 May 18

Letter from Ismay to MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, in reply to his letter (3/4/98) in which he sets out his views on the report. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/100

1963 May 23

Letter from Ismay to Franklyn A Johnson, president Jacksonville University, Alabama, USA in reply to his letter (3/4/97) and explaining that he was unable to help and referring to a visit from Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/101

1963 May 29

Letter from Franklyn A Johnson, president of Jacksonville University, Alabama, USA to Ismay, in reply to Ismay's reply (3/4/100) to Johnson's initial enquiry (3/4/97) on the report. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/102

1963 Jun 12

Letter from Gen Sir Gerald Lathbury, Quartermaster General War Office, to Ismay requesting an interview on a personal matter affecting the future well-being of the service. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/103

1963 Jul 4

Letter from Gen Sir Ian Jacob, Covent Garden Market Authority, to Ismay forwarding a draft of the White Paper on defence and referring to MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford's comment, and to the position of the Defence Committee. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/104

1963 Jul 9

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Ian Jacob in reply to his letter (3/4/103) on the White Paper on defence and stating objections. Copy typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/105

1963 Jul 2-16

Covering letter from Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, to Ismay and white paper Central Organisation for Defence, Cmnd 2097 (HMSO, London, 1963). Signed typescript and printed, 15pp


ISMAY: 3/4/106

1963 Aug 16

Letter from Franklyn A Johnson, President Jacksonville University, Alabama, USA to Ismay referring to the white paper Central Organisation for Defence and inviting Ismay to visit Los Angeles State College. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/107

1963 Aug 20

Letter from Ismay to Franklyn A Johnson, President Jacksonville University, Alabama, USA in reply to his letter (3/4/106) and misnaming of 'Minister of Defence'. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/108

1963 Aug 20

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Ian Jacob on the question of misnaming of 'Minister of Defence' and on the revival of the Defence Committee. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/109

1963 Aug 21

Letter from Gen Sir Ian Jacob to Ismay in reply to his letter (3/4/108) on the question of misnaming of 'Minister of Defence' and on the revival of the Defence Committee. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/110

1963 Sep 4

Letter from Gen Sir Ian Jacob to Ismay on the misnaming of 'Minister of Defence', on secretary to the Defence Committee and referring to Lt Gen Sir Leslie Chasemore Hollis' memorial service. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/112

[1963]

List of officers of three services (possibly those serving in the War Cabinet or Defence Office during World War Two). Typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/113

[1955]

Index sheet to papers at 3/4/114-130. Typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/114

1955

White paper Central Organisation for Defence giving evidence for defence re-organisation presented by the Prime Minister to Parliament October 1946, Cmnd 6923 (HMSO, London, 1946; reprinted 1955). Printed 12pp


ISMAY: 3/4/115

1957 Nov 3-Dec 11

Covering letter from Norman Craven Brook to Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence and reports on defence reorganisation consisting of memorandum by Norman Brook to Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister and reports by the secretary of the cabinet entitled 'Central organisation for defence'; and 'Defence organisation: integration on a functional basis'. Photocopy typescript carbon 26pp


ISMAY: 3/4/116

1962

White paper Central Organisation for Defence, presented to Parliament by the Prime Minister, Cmnd 476 (HMSO, London, 1958; reprinted 1962). Printed 6pp


ISMAY: 3/4/117

1962 Oct 9-16

Covering letter from Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence to the Prime Minister forwarding a memorandum by the Chief of Defence Staff to the Minister suggesting a non-party basis for its establishment and a memorandum by the Chief of Defence Staff on the central organisation for defence, and with the Minister's comments on centralisation. Copy Typescript 22pp


ISMAY: 3/4/118

1962 Dec 9

Personal minute (M330/62) by Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister, to Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, on the central organisation for defence and with an annex on the implications of suggested reforms in defence organisation. Photocopy initialled typescript 6pp


ISMAY: 3/4/119

1962 Dec 12

Report by R H Melville, W G Stirling, G S Cole, G R D Fitzpatrick and G Leitch, War Office group, on Central Organisation for Defence, presented to Parliament 1958 Jul, Cmnd 476 (HMSO, London) with an examination of AF Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's proposals and a list of witnesses who have given evidence. Duplicated 17pp


ISMAY: 3/4/120

1962 Dec 21

Memorandum by Sir Caspar John, First Sea Lord, R A Hunt, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and MRAF Sir Thomas Geoffrey Pike, Chief of the Air Staff to the Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, on Central Organisation for Defence, presented to Parliament 1958 Jul, Cmnd 476 (HMSO, London) referring to the Prime Minister's minute (3/4/118), with a note by the service Chiefs of Staff on the central organisation for defence. Photocopy signed typescript 8pp


ISMAY: 3/4/121/1

1962 Dec 26-28

Memorandum by D W Hellings, private secretary to the Minister of Aviation, to T J Bligh, Admiralty House with a note by the Minister of Aviation on higher defence organisation. Copy Typescript 5pp


ISMAY: 3/4/122

1963 Jan 1

Record by the Cabinet Office of a meeting at Admiralty House between the Prime Minister, Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Minister of Defence and Minister of Aviation at which a minute (3/4/118) by the Prime Minister on Central Organisation for Defence, presented to Parliament 1958 Jul, Cmnd 476 (HMSO, London) was discussed and at which the Minister of Defence was invited to prepare a report, giving alternative methods of reorganisation, with the assistance of Gen Sir Ian Jacob and Ismay. Copy Typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/4/123

1962 Dec 15-1963 Jan 2

Letter from to MRAF Sir John Cotesworth Slessor to Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence on defence reorganisation. Reply by Thorneycroft acknowledging receipt of letter. Copy typescript 4pp


ISMAY: 3/4/124

1962 Dec 17-1963 Jan 2

Letter from FM John Harding, 1st Baron Harding of Petherton, to Rt Hon (George Edward) Peter Thornycroft, Minister of Defence, in which he expresses agreement with MRAF Sir John Cotesworth Slessor's comments on defence reorganisation. With letter from Thorneycroft to Harding acknowledging receipt of his letter. Copy Typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/4/125

[1962-1963]

Report outlining HM Treasury's interest in defence reorganisation. Copy Typescript 5pp


ISMAY: 3/4/126

[1962-1963]

Note by I Montgomery to Wood, Ministry of Defence, forwarding note on defence organisation. Initialled typescript 5pp


ISMAY: 3/4/127

1963 Jan 17

Note by A M Bailey, Ministry of Defence, to Gen Sir Ian Jacob forwarding a note on recent discussions on tailoring strategy to resources. Copy Typescript 6pp


ISMAY: 3/4/128

1963 Jan 16

Note by C W Wright, Ministry of Defence, to Mr Mottershead forwarding a note by Wright on defence organisation. Typescript carbon 8pp


ISMAY: 3/4/129

[1963]

Notes on US defence organisation. Typescript 6pp and photocopy of chart


ISMAY: 3/4/130

1963 Jan 22

Notes by Gen Sir Ian Jacob on the views of the three Chiefs of Staff. Initialled typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/5 Papers relating to the Foreign Secretaries' Conference, Moscow, USSR, Nov 1943


ISMAY: 3/5/1

1943 Oct 9-Nov 8

Notes by Ismay on the conference of Allied leaders at Cairo, Egypt Nov 1943; Defence Committee meetings with Rt Hon Richard Gardiner Casey in chair; the role of Special Operations Executive (SOE) in the Middle East; the conference of Allied leaders at Teheran, Persia Nov 1943; Hull's health, Moscow, Lt Gen Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel as head of No 30 military mission; bombing offensive over Germany 27 Oct; problems caused by the Prime Minister's telegram; departure from Moscow 3 Nov; arrival in Persia 4 Nov; arrival in London 8 Nov. Typescript 11pp


ISMAY: 3/5/2

1943 Nov 6-8

Note by Ismay on conference of Allied leaders at Cairo, Egypt Nov 1943 about Turkey; discussion about Aegean situation and proposed separation with VA Sir Algernon Usborne Willis; talk with Brig Fitzroy Hew Maclean about Yugoslav Marshal Josip Tito. Typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/5/3

1943 Nov 12-15

Note by Ismay about SEXTANT, conference of Allied leaders at Cairo, Egypt and at Teheran, Persia Nov 1943 and on part of the outward journey. Typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/5/4

1943 Oct 30

Letter from Ismay to Marshall A M Vassilievsky, Chief of General Staff Soviet Army, turning down an invitation to visit the front. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/6 Correspondence relating to the Royal United Services Institution, 1945-1963


ISMAY: 3/6/1

1946 Aug 12

Letter from Capt E Altham, Royal United Service Institution, to Ismay inviting him to give a lecture on Germany's strategic mistakes in World War Two. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/6/2

1946 Aug 15

Letter from Ismay to Capt E Altham, Royal United Service Institution, in reply to his invitation (3/6/1) and summarising his difficulties in attending. Typescript carbon 3pp


ISMAY: 3/6/3

1947 Jan 4

Letter relating to the Royal United Service Institution from FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and Hindhead, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, to Ismay forwarding missing documents. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/6/4

1947 Jan 14

Letter from FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and Hindhead, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, to Ismay with a request that he accept the vacancy on the Royal United Service Institution's Council left by Gen Sir Ronald Forbes Adam. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/6/5

1962 Dec 19

Letter from Brig John Stephenson to Ismay on the redrafting of a letter to the Prime Minister, Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan relating to the Royal United Service Institution. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/6/6

1962 Dec 20

Letter from Lt Gen Sir John Anderson, Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and the chairman of the Royal United Service Institution, to Ismay thanking him for the trouble taken by him over the loss of the Royal United Service Institution museum. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/6/7

1962 Dec 20

Covering letter from Brig John Stephenson to Ismay with the first interim report from AF Sir George Creasey, FM Sir Gerald Templer and MRAF Sir Dermot Boyle to the service ministries Royal United Service Institution Advisory Committee on the possible disposal of contents of their museum. Signed typescript 5pp


ISMAY: 3/6/8

1963 Jan 3

Covering letter from Brig John Stephenson sent with a letter for Ismay to sign addressed to Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister, requesting that consideration be given to compensation for the loss of the Banqueting House as a museum of the Royal United Service Institution. Signed typescript 5pp


ISMAY: 3/6/9

1963 Jan 8

Covering letter from Brig John Stephenson to Ismay forwarding a redraft of letter to Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister relating to the loss of the Royal United Service Institution museum. With further redraft of page 2. Signed typescript


ISMAY: 3/6/10

[1963] Jan 10

Letter from Brig John Stephenson to Ismay thanking him for returning the redrafted page (3/6/9) of a proposed letter to be sent to Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister relating to the loss of the Royal United Service Institution museum. Typescript


ISMAY: 3/6/11

1963 Jan 18

Letter from Lt Gen Sir John Anderson to Ismay on the despatch of the letter to the Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister relating to the loss of the Royal United Service Institution museum and explaining that HM Treasury were taking an unfavourable view of their request for compensation. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/6/12

1963 Mar 6

Letter from Brig John Stephenson to Ismay concerning an annual grant for the Royal United Service Institution. Signed Typescript 2 pp


ISMAY: 3/6/13

1963 Mar 8

Letter from Lt Gen Sir John Anderson to Ismay relating to the Royal United Service Institution and suggesting a meeting. With account of a meeting of the Royal United Service Institution's Council on 5 Mar at which a report was given of negotiations by Sir Robert Scott, Ministry of Defence, with Sir Ronald Harris, HM Treasury. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/6/14

1963 Mar 11

Letter from Ismay to Lt Gen Sir John Anderson thanking him for forwarding a report (3/6/13) of negotiations between Ministry of Defence and HM Treasury and offering advice. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/6/15

1963 Apr 4

Letter from Brig John Stephenson, Royal United Service Institution to Ismay forwarding a letter to the Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister for signature and referring to Gen Sir Archibald Nye's influence with Sir Richard Way, parliamentary under secretary at the War Office. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/6/16

1963 Apr 8

Letter from Ismay to Brig John Stephenson, Royal United Service Institution returning letter (3/6/15) and suggesting that Michael Howard be brought in to assist with drafting the letter and that FM Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl of Burma's backing be sought. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/6/17

1963 Apr 25

Covering letter from Brig John Stephenson, Royal United Service Institution to Ismay sent with his paper on the Royal United Service Institution, its object and justification. Typescript carbon 10pp


ISMAY: 3/6/18

1963 Jul 3-4

Letter from FM Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Chief of Defence Staff, to Ismay giving the views of the Chiefs of Staff on the Royal United Service Institution. With minutes of a meeting held on 2 Jul 1963 (COS 43) concerning the Royal United Service Institution including remarks by Mountbatten, Chief of Defence Staff, Sir Robert Scott and Brig John Stephenson, about the agreement to increased subvention from the armed forces and that the Royal United Service Institution set up a working party to examine its future. Signed typescript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/7 Ismay's general correspondence relating to India, 1946-1948


ISMAY: 3/7/1

1946 Dec 26

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, Broadlands, Hants to Ismay on Ismay's acceptance of post in India. Manuscript 4pp


ISMAY: 3/7/2

1947 Jan 5

Letter from Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles, private secretary to King George VI, Windsor Castle, to Ismay on Ismay's acceptance of post in India. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/3

1947 Jan 5

Covering letter from Capt Ronald Vernon Brockman, secretary to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, to Ismay sent with a note by Capt Ronald Vernon Brockman, secretary to Mountbatten, on the Viceroy's staff and secretariat and the building up of a secret secretariat on top of the existing organisation and with diagram. Signed manuscript and typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/7/4

1947 Jan 7

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, on the organisation of the Viceroy's staff and secretariat. With letter from Mountbatten to Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister, on the termination of the British Raj in India and on the question of an honour for FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell (created 1st Earl Wavell 1947). Manuscript and typescript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/7/5

1947 Jan 9

Letter from Capt Ronald Vernon Brockman, secretary to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, HMS Birmingham Portsmouth, to Ismay requesting a meeting with him and Sir Eric Charles Melville. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/6

1947 Jan 14

Letter from Ismay to Clement Attlee, Prime Minister, requesting that he telegraph the Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Australia postponing Ismay's visit. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/7

1947 Jan 9

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister, to Ismay in reply to his letter (3/7/6) concerning postponement of Ismay's visit to New Zealand and Australia. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/8

1947 Aug 16

Letter from Miles Wedderburn Lampson, 1st Baron of Killearn, Special Commissioner South East Asia, to Ismay on his appointment to Dacca, India; comparison with present post; and referring to paper devised together; the termination of his present appointment and his future. Manuscript 16pp


ISMAY: 3/7/9

1947 Dec 2

Letter from Ismay, Government House Bombay, to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, bidding him farewell and offering advice for his future role in India. Copy typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/10

1947 Dec 12

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Government House New Delhi, India to Ismay thanking him for his letter of farewell (3/7/9) and referring to an honour for Ismay. Signed typescript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/7/11

1947 Dec 20

Letter from Vollabhi Patel, Home Member of Cabinet New Delhi, India to Ismay of farewell and asking him to influence Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to become pro-India. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/12

1948 Jan 30-Feb 2

Letter from Lt Col Vernon F Erskine-Crum, conference secretary Joint Defence Council India and Pakistan, New Delhi, India to Ismay sent with a copy of an explanatory covering letter from Erskine-Crum to Lt Gen Sir Leslie Chasemore Hollis and memorandum by V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Chairman Joint Defence Council (India and Pakistan) on British Chiefs of Staff delegation visit asking the nature of possible questions which might be raised and enclosing a note by Ismay of his statement to the meeting of the Joint Defence Council India and Pakistan on 6 Aug 1947 relating to his discussions with A V Alexander, Minister of Defence, and the Chiefs of Staff on possible arrangements for mutual military assistance between the UK, India and Pakistan; memorandum to Mountbatten, Chairman Joint Defence Council India and Pakistan, with a suggested draft reply from the British Chiefs of Staff to the Joint Defence Council, a reply to his memorandum on possible questions which the Chiefs of Staff delegation might raise, and confirming that arrangements may be possible for mutual military assistance between the UK, India and Pakistan, on the strength of armed forces, on efficiency and modernisation, on assistance by Commonwealth forces, on maintenance and availability of bases and communications, on air transit, bases on Indian Ocean and liaison staffs. Typescript 10pp


ISMAY: 3/7/13

1948 Feb 12

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, to Ismay on the date of Sir Cyril Radcliffe's boundary award, reproducing a letter dated 8 Aug 1947 from Sir George Abell, private secretary to the Viceroy, to Abbott, private secretary to Sir Evan Meredith Jenkins (Governor of the Punjab 1946-1947) on the question of tampering with the award to the disadvantage of Pakistan. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/14

1948 Mar 1

Letter from Margaret Kak to Ismay on the arrest in Srinagar, India of her family (see 3/7/17). Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/15

1948 Feb 25-Mar 4

Covering letter from Sir (Richard Henry) Archibald Carter, under-secretary of state for Commonwealth Relations to Ismay sent with a briefing note from Governor General's staff to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Governor General of India, on Kashmir and with comments on Rt Hon Philip J Noel-Baker's appreciation for an interview with Rt Hon Patrick Gordon-Walker, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations Office, on 1948 Feb 26 regarding Rt Hon Philip J Noel-Baker's appreciation of UN Security Council's approach to the problem of Kashmir, India. Signed typescript 10pp


ISMAY: 3/7/16

1948 Mar 11

Letter from Rt Hon Philip J Noel-Baker, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, to Ismay regarding his own departure to USA and thanking Ismay for his previous support on India. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/17

1948 Mar 17

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl of Burma, to Ismay concerning Pandid Kak (see 3/7/14). Signed typescript 1 p


ISMAY: 3/7/18

1948 Mar 10

Letter from Ismay to Sir (Richard Henry) Archibald Carter, Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, in reply to his letter (3/7/15) requesting Ismay's intervention in Kashmir problem and forwarding a copy of a letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma referring to a note (3/7/12) regarding possibility of mutual military assistance between UK, India and Pakistan. Typescript carbon 4pp


ISMAY: 3/7/19

1948 Mar 19

Covering letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, to Ismay sent with a letter from Mountbatten to Sir Evan Meredith Jenkins (Governor of the Punjab 1946-1947) on Sir Cyril Radcliffe's boundary award and asking him to deliver it. Signed typescript 5pp


ISMAY: 3/7/20

1948 Mar 23

Covering letter from Lt Col Vernon F Erskine-Crum to Ismay sent with a copy of a letter from Erskine-Crum to Lt Gen Sir Leslie Chasemore Hollis, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence, explaining membership of the Dominion Defence Secretaries' Committee. With memorandum by VA Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, chairman Joint Defence Council to Chiefs of Staff on the visit of the Chiefs of Staff delegation and on the dissolution of the Joint Defence Force on 1 Apr 1948. Signed typescript 4pp


ISMAY: 3/7/21

1948 Mar 31

Letter from Ismay to Sir Evan Meredith Jenkins (Governor of the Punjab 1946-1947) forwarding a copy of a letter (3/7/20) from Lt Col Vernon F Erskine-Crum to Lt Gen Sir Leslie Chasemore Hollis, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence which explains the membership of the Dominion Defence Secretaries' Committee, and with Ismay's comments. Typescript carbon 1 p


ISMAY: 3/7/22

1948 Apr 1

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, explaining that he had written to Sir Evan Meredith Jenkins (3/7/21) about the membership of the Dominion Defence Secretaries' Committee, giving his contrary views, on his own greater work load in retirement, and in reply to Mountbatten's letter (3/7/17) about Pandit Kak. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/23

1948 Apr 1

Letter from Ismay to Mrs Kak, wife of Pandit Kak repeating substance of V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's letter (3/7/17) and Ismay's reply (3/7/22) about Pandit Kak. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/24

1948 Apr 2

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, on allegations that he altered the boundary award in favour of India as opposed to Pakistan, and giving his own account of the events 9-15 Aug 1948. Signed typescript 4pp


ISMAY: 3/7/25

1948 Apr 4

Letter from Mrs Kak of thanks in reply to Ismay's letter (3/7/23) concerning Pandit Kak, her husband. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/26

1948 Apr 8

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, to Ismay on allegations that he altered the boundary award in favour of India as opposed to Pakistan, and regarding his own departure from India on 21 Jun 1948. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/27

1948 Apr 9

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, returning some papers which Mountbatten had asked him to discuss with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/28

1948 Apr 13

Letter from Lt Col Vernon F Erskine-Crum to Ismay sending a letter, telegraphed earlier, and asking him to do nothing. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/29

1948 Apr 14

Letter from Lt Col Vernon F Erskine-Crum to Ismay replying to issues raised in V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's letter (3/7/26) regarding allegations that he altered the boundary award in favour of India as opposed to Pakistan, on Sir Cyrcil Radcliffe and HM government's attitude, and stating views against the Mountbattens prolonging their stay in India. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/30

1948 Apr 20

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, to Ismay replying to Ismay's letter (3/7/27) and referring to possible delayed departure to Hyderabad; on Pandit Kak; on Sir Walter Monckton's visit on the Hyderabad, Pakistan question; on India staying in the Commonwealth; on the Security Council and Kashmir, India. Signed typescript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/7/31

1948 Apr 11-20

Letter from Ismay to Sir Archibald Carter, Commonwealth Relations Office, forwarding a letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma to Ismay and an amendment from Lt Col Vernon F Erskine-Crum on a statement regarding the boundary award settling the division between India and Pakistan. Typescript carbon and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/32

1948 Apr 23

Letter from Sir Archibald Carter, Commonwealth Relations Office, lending him the Commonwealth Relations Office file on allegations that Sir Cyril Radcliffe's Punjab boundary award was improperly altered and on the proposed Parliamentary statement. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/33

1948 Apr 27

Covering letter from Ismay to Sir Archibald Carter, Commonwealth Relations Office, in reply to his letter (3/7/32) on the Punjab boundary award, sent with a letter from Ismay for despatch to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma on the proposed Parliamentary statement regarding the boundary award. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/34

1948 Apr 27

Compliments slip from Sir Archibald Carter, Commonwealth Relations Office, to Ismay attaching a copy of a letter from Sir Terence Shone, UK High Commissioner in India, to the Commonwealth Relations Office regarding V Adm Mountbatten's comments on the draft Parliamentary answer. Duplicated 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/35

1948 Apr 29

Ismay to VA Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, thanking him for his letter (3/7/30) and on the Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee's letter to Jawarharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister; Ismay's views on India remaining in the Commonwealth; Rt Hon Philip J Noel-Baker's view on Kashmir, India. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/36

1948 Aug 2

Letter from Gen Sir Douglas Gracey, Commander in Chief Pakistan Army, Rawalpindi, Pakistan to Ismay advising him to expect a visit from an expatriate called Tidy and asking if he would be able to find him a job. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/37

1948 Aug 11

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Douglas Gracey, Commander in Chief Pakistan Army, Rawalpindi, Pakistan expressing regret that he had not been able to find a suitable position for Tidy and on reports of people being driven out of Rohtak, Hissar and Gurgaon districts, India. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/38

1847 Nov 11-1948 Aug 23

Letter from Gen Sir Douglas Gracey, Commander in Chief Pakistan Army, Rawalpindi, Pakistan to Ismay (destroyed?) enclosing sundry documents consisting of note on action taken by Pakistan army to assist Ranghars and Kaimkhannis; list of documents giving details of atrocities carried out by the Indian army in Jammu and Kashmir, India; circulation to officers of 2 Bihar Regiment of Headquarters 268 Infantry Brigade, instructions against molestation of locals in Brigade sector; pass, notifying that named is an agent of 2 Dogras Battalion and is not to be molested; extract from a captured diary of Naik Bir Singh of 2 Dogras on the destruction of villages by Battalion; note by Lt Col JMBC Plowden, Registrar No 2, British Red Cross Society Hospital Rawalpindi, Pakistan recording a statement by a Kashmiri Musalman from Jammu on treatment by Hindustan forces. Typescript and manuscript 6pp


ISMAY: 3/7/39

1948 Sep 1

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Douglas Gracey, Commander in Chief Pakistan Army, Pakistan in reply to his letter and enclosures (3/7/38) regarding situation in Jammu and Kashmir, India and on a possible letter to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/40

1948 Sep 17

Letter from Ismay to Lt Col Vernon F Erskine-Crum, Henley, stating his dissent from the conclusions of the Viceroyalty report, regarding massacres in Punjab and Delhi, India and as to whether power was transferred in too great a hurry. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/41

1948 Sep 21

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister on his distress at the Indian Government's treatment of Indian states. Typescript carbon 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/42

1948 Sep 21

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, on his distress at the Indian Government's treatment of Indian states. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/43

1948 Sep 22

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee Prime Minister, to Ismay in reply to his letter (3/7/41) regarding the Indian Government's treatment of Indian states. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/44

1948 Sep 23

Letter from Gen Sir Douglas Gracey, Commander in Chief Pakistan Army, to Ismay thanking him for his letter (3/7/39) and on the settlement of Ranghars and Kaimkhannis. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/45

1948 Sep 29

Letter from Ismay to Sir Gilbert Laithwaite, Commonwealth Relations Office, on photographs of PSVs and MSVs (?). Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/46

1948 Oct 1

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee Prime Minister to Ismay on a meeting concerning India and on Jawarharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister's policy. Manuscript 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/47

1948 Oct 1

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, on treatment of a possible attack by press; grounds for attack; Hyderabad, Pakistan and possible consequences to Jawarharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister; bullying of Indian State department; Trafalgar Day dinner speech. Typescript carbon 3 pp


ISMAY: 3/7/48

1948 Oct 4

Letter from Sir Gilbert Laithwaite, Commonwealth Relations Office, to Ismay in reply to Ismay's letter (3/7/45) regarding photographs and suggesting the National Portrait Gallery, London as a suitable repository for them. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/49

1948 Oct 6

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, to Ismay on the Beaverbrook press campaign; Hyderabad, Pakistan; the Royal Naval Club dinner and Trafalgar Day speech (1/7/7). Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/50

1948 Oct 8

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Douglas Gracey, Commander in Chief Pakistan Army, thanking him for his letter (3/7/44) regarding settlement of Ranghars and Kaimkhannis. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/51

1948 Oct 29

Letter from Ismay to Sir Gilbert Laithwaite, Commonwealth Relations Office, referring to Laithwaite's letter (3/7/48) regarding photographs. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/52

1949 Apr 23

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, to Ismay forwarding a report of his Viceroyalty. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/53

1949 May 7

Letter from Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister, to Ismay thanking him for a letter and paying tribute to Ismay's and V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's work in India. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/54

1949 May 10

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Flag Officer Commanding, First Cruiser Squadron, Malta, to Ismay on Rt Hon Sir Anthony Eden's views on Indian independence and his account of Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's feelings and a tribute to Ismay's help. Signed typescript 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/55

1950 Feb 20

Letter from Gen Sir George de Symons Barrow to Ismay on his book India, our Finest Monument. (King Bros. & Potts, St. Leonards-on-Sea, 1950) asking Ismay to review it. Manuscript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/7/56

1950 Feb 24

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir George de Symons Barrow in reply to his letter (3/7/55) and a copy of Ismay's personal account of the last days of British rule in India and his personal part especially over Kashmir, India. Typescript carbon 7pp


ISMAY: 3/7/57

1950 Feb 25

Letter from Gen Sir George de Symons Barrow to Ismay thanking him for his letter (3/7/56/1) regarding the last days of British rule in India. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/58

1951 Jul 24

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Fourth Sea Lord, to Ismay on Indian princes at royal garden party. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/59

1951 Jul 25

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, in reply to his letter regarding Indian princes at royal garden party. Typescript carbon 1p


ISMAY: 3/7/60

1951 Oct 27

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, congratulating Ismay on his post at the Commonwealth Relations Office; a copy of Jawarharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister's presidential address to Congress; a press cutting from The Times of an article by its correspondent in Delhi, India explaining the Indian government's doubts over aims of the Conservative government but welcoming Ismay's appointment. Manuscript 3pp


ISMAY: 3/7/61

1951 Oct 29

Letter from Rt Hon Philip J Noel-Baker, Ministry of Fuel and Power, to Ismay offering congratulations and requesting a meeting regarding Jawarharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister, Liaquat and Dr Daniel Francois Malan, South African Prime Minister. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/62

1951 Nov 4

Letter from Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma to Ismay offering congratulations and requesting a meeting. Manuscript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/63

1955 Dec 22, 28

Exchange of letters from Ayub Bakhsh Awan, Parliamentary Private Secretary, Lahore, Pakistan and M J Moynihan, Deputy UK High Commissioner, Peshawar, Pakistan regarding an article from Blackwood's magazine 1904, of Col G K Scott-Moncrieff's Punjab frontier recollections with descriptions of Abbottabad, Pakistan; Gen Sir James Browne; Mardan, Pakistan; Walter Hamilton and Harry Hughes; Wigram Battye Kabul expedition 1879; Gen Sir Charles MacGregor and Gen Sir Aeneas Perkins; Bannu or Edwardesabad, Pakistan; Sir Herbert Edwardes, a Pathan native officer; Gen Sir John M'Queen and Gen Sir Neville Chamberlain. Copy duplicated 20pp


ISMAY: 3/7/64

1957 Feb 19

Letter from Rt Hon Philip J Noel-Baker to Ismay on Kashmir, India; Jawaharlal Nehru and V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma; North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and Ismay; FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough's book. Signed typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/7/66

1947 Mar 18-1948 Jun 9

Note by Ismay, Viceroy's House, New Delhi, India of his impressions of India from his departure from England to royal assent to Indian Independence Act, Jul 1947 including his visit to England 18-31 May; details of negotiations in New Delhi; partition of the army; visit to England 5 July; note by Ismay to the American Ambassador, London, describing position on return from England at the beginning of June and the role of Gandhi (extract); note by Ismay on Indian situation, analysing disturbances and hopes for the future; extract of a letter from Ismay on the Kashmir situation and refugees in Delhi, India, and regarding Junagadh, Pakistan / India ; note by Ismay on the despatch of Indian troops to Kashmir on the date of Ismay's return from England on 27/28 Oct and subsequent visit to Lahore, Pakistan and on Ismay's projected departure on 29/30 Nov; note by Ismay on the situation in India on Nov 30 1947 and dates of Ismay's departure; note by Ismay, India 1947 a personal story, related to lecture to the Royal Empire Society (1/7/3) and cutting from United Empire Jul-Aug 1948. Duplicated 49pp


ISMAY: 3/7/67

1947 May 1-Nov 23

Correspondence relating to the transition of India to independence, including letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Archibald Nye's, on plans for progress towards independence; letter from Rt Hon Sir Anthony Eden to Ismay about a projected meeting; letter from Sir David John Colville, Governor of Bombay, to Ismay; letter from Jawarharlal Nehru, External Affairs Department, India, to Ismay thanking him for a letter; letter from Ismay to Nye with an account of his visit to England and subsequent progress; letter from Ismay to Sir Olaf Kirkpatrick Caroe, Governor North West Frontier Province, with regret at Caroe's departure; letter from Caroe, in reply to Ismay's letter of regret; letter from Nye, to Ismay regarding problem of the 'Secretary of State's Services'; letter from Charles Arthur to Ismay on the passing of a privileged destiny; letter from Maj George Fielding Eliot, New York Post, to Ismay on Indian defence and the Middle East; letter from Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, regarding the Governor-Generalships of Pakistan and India to be held by Mahomed Ali Jinnah, Governor-General of Pakistan and Mountbatten; note by Ismay to Mountbatten on Governor-Generalship of India referring to FM William Joseph Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, and AF Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope; letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, Prime Minister asking for instructions; note by Ismay to Mountbatten giving an account of meetings with opposition leaders and prime minister regarding the Governor-Generalship; letter from Miss M E Green to Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan forwarding a copy of a letter from Churchill to Mountbatten regarding Governor-Generalships; letter from Ismay to Eliot, New York Post, in reply to his letter concerning Indian defence and the Middle East; exchange of letters between W H Morris Jones, Ismay and Harold Laski regarding the proposed appointment of Morris Jones as constitutional adviser to the Pakistan Constituent Assembly and about his present job; letter from Ismay to H M Patel with his views on the Prime Minister's secretariat; letter from Attlee to Mountbatten, offering congratulations; letter from Mountbatten, to Attlee thanking him for his letter of congratulations; letter from William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook of Beaverbrook, New Brunswick and Cherkley, to Ismay regarding relationship with Mountbatten; message of Sidney Smith's, New Delhi, India regarding Ismay and Mountbatten's relationship from A J Henderson to Arthur Christiansen, Editor of The Daily Express; letter from Mountbatten to Ismay offering thanks; letter from Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, to Ismay offering thanks; letter from Sir Eric Charles Mieville, Bombay, India to Ismay; letter from George Abell to Ismay regarding experiences on return to England, visit to the Prime Minister and press comment on Indian independence; letter from Ismay to Beaverbrook regarding relationships between Beaverbrook and Ismay, and Ismay and Beaverbrook and Mountbatten; letter from l Mountbatten, referring to the desirability of a referendum in Kashmir, India; letter from Sir George Cunningham, Governor North West Frontier Province, to Ismay regarding the position there; letter from Beaverbrook, in reply to Ismay's letter regarding relationship with Mountbatten; letter from Patel to Ismay thanking him for his letter with views on the Prime Minister's secretariat; letter from Jinnah to Ismay thanking him for a letter and for a visit; letter from Ismay to FM Sir Claude Auchinleck referring to Auchinleck's letter and proposed resignation and comparing Auchinleck's position with that of AF Alfred Ernie Montacute Chatfield, 1st Baron Chatfield of Ditchling, as Minister for Co-ordination of Defence, and suggesting that Ismay and Auchinleck go together; letter from Mountbatten to Auchinleck proposing his resignation; SC to Mountbatten proposing abolition of Supreme Headquarters; Ismay to Cunningham thanking him letter and with news of events and account of refugees; letter from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to Ismay proposing meeting; letter from Nye to Ismay on Ismay's impending departure; letter from Ismay to Mounbatten proposing to depart on 15 Oct (draft?). Typescript carbon pp


ISMAY: 3/7/68

1947 Sep 20-Oct 5

Records of Ismay's interviews with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India and Mohamed Ali Jinnah, Governor-General of Pakistan Sep-Oct 1947 including: Note by Ismay on conversations with Jinnah 12-14 Sep 1947, on the political and military situation, particularly the massacres of Moslems and the position of the Zahid Hussein, High Commissioner for Pakistan in India; Ismay's secret codicil to the record of conversations with Jinnah for the eyes of the Governor-General, V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, on Jinnah's lack of faith in the Indian Government and Ismay's attempts to counter it; Ismay's record of talk with Nehru, 2 Oct 1947, on Pakistan's representation to the British Government and other Dominions, the possible appointment of United Nations Observers in Punjab, the character of the present troubles and the position of the State of Junagadh, reporting that the Government of India was not prepared to allow Junagadh to accede to Pakistan; Ismay's record of conversation with Jinnah, 3 Oct 1947 on the Government of India, the role of V J Patel and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the position of the Sikhs, and the State of the North West Frontier Province; note [? by Ismay] on British officers in India, particularly problems consequent on partition, the closure of Supreme Headquarters, and the employment of British officers in India and Pakistan after partition in the event of war between the two countries. Typescript, 21pp


ISMAY: 3/7/69

1948 Apr 5-Oct 1

Correspondence notably concerning the relations between Hyderabad and India including letter from the Nizam of Hyderabad to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma appealing against an ultimatum which he believed to have been offered by the British; note by Walter Monckton on Hyderabad, India, annotated with mention of Monckton having met with Mountbatten and Jawarharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister; note by pamphlet Hyderabad's relations with the Dominion of India, prepared by the Government of the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar (Government press, Hyderabad, 1948); Monckton to Richard Beaumont instructions on a mission to London; note on action taken by Monckton; note from Beaumont to Ismay of events in Hyderabad; telegram from Ismay to Mountbatten relating to Monckton's proposed trip to Hyderabad; telegram from Mountbatten o Commonwealth Relations Office relating to discussions on Hyderabad; telegram from Mountbatten to Ismay requesting Monckton's help with negotiations; correspondence between Mountbatten and Monckton arranging visit; covering letter from Ismay to Sir Archibald Carter, Commonwealth Relations Office forwarding a note from Ismay to Mountbatten asking for statement to avoid embarrassment to Monckton's clients; letter from Bridget Helen Monckton, wife of Walter Monckton to Ismay relating to Susan Ismay, Ismay's daughter's work with Monckton. 56pp and pamphlet


ISMAY: 3/8 Ismay's letters from India to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay, 1947-1948


ISMAY: 3/8/1

1947 Mar 25

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to arrival in India, FM Sir Claude Eyre Auchinleck and intercommunal feeling in India. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/8/2

[1947] Mar 27

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to future plans, life in Delhi, India. Manuscript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/8/3

1947 Mar 28

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to the urgency of the current situation in India. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/8/4

1947 Apr 2

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay from Peshawar, North West Frontier province, Pakistan relating to the situation in the Punjab, India and Pakistan and the North West Frontier province, Pakistan. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/8/5

1947 Apr 6

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to conversations with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Jawarharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister and the dangers of delaying a decision; notes on conversations with Gandhi and Mahomed Ali Jinnah, Governor-General of Pakistan. Manuscript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/8/6

[1947] Apr 15

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay with personal news. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/8/7

1947 Apr 23-24

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to the need for haste in deciding how to transfer power in India Jun 1948, possible visit to England. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/8/8

1947 Jun 2

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to working with V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/8/9

[1947] Jun 8

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to the possibility of partition and independence on 15 Aug [1947] and the position of a combined Governor-General of both India and Pakistan. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/8/10

[1947 Jun] 14-19

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to uncertainty as to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's Governor-Generalships; projected visit of Lady Ismay; problems caused by the Indian princes; the attitude of Jawarharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister. Manuscript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/8/11

1948 Jun 24-26

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to visit of FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and his discussion with V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/8/12

1947 Jul 20

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to Ismay's foreboding at the lack of problems experienced so far. Manuscript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/8/13

1947 Aug 5-7

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to personal matters; Moslem-Hindu civil servants; trouble in the Punjab, India; plans for leaving India. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/8/14

[1947] Aug 14

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to difficulties between the two parties and the Punjab boundary commission award. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/8/15

1947 Aug 23

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to Ismay's illness on independence day; the success of the day. Manuscript and typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/8/16

1947 Aug 26

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to Srinigar, Kashmir. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/8/17

[1947 Nov] 7

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to Ismay's plans for departure; money to Moslem friends. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/8/18

1947 Sep 8-12

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to the difficulties of the current situation in India. Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/8/19

1947 Sep 15

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to Ismay's position with Moslem soldiers. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/8/20

[1947] Sep 16-Nov 12

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to the failure of the mission, impartiality made impossible by Communalism, his request to be released and conversations with Mahomed Ali Jinnah; crisis in Kashmir; appreciation of the situation in Junagadh by Jawarharlal Nehru, Indian Prime Minister; moderate views of the acting Governor General, Rajagopalachari; refugees in Ismay's compound; departure of Ismay's Moslem bodyguard and his Moslem friends. Manuscript, 37pp


ISMAY: 3/8/21

1947 [Dec] 11

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to the Suez Canal, Egypt. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/8/22

1947 Nov 17

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's unrealistic speech on the current situation; Ismay's plans for departure. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/8/23

1957 Nov 19

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to a meeting with Nelson over Kashmir and the desirability of meeting Liaquat Ali Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan; V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's speech. Manuscript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/8/24

1947 Nov 20

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to a conversation with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi; lack of permanent solution to the India-Pakistan differences. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/8/25

1947 Nov 25

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's return from England. Manuscript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/8/26

[1948] Jan 7

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to Ismay's mission to the United Nations over India and Pakistan and problems with Philip Noel-Baker. Manuscript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/8/27

[1948] Jan 12

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to Ismay's mission to the United Nations over the India and Pakistan and problems with Philip Noel-Baker. Manuscript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/8/28

1948 Jan 15

Letter from Ismay to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay relating to India and the United Nations Security Council; account by Sarah Beaumont, Lady Allendale, Ismay's daughter of a train journey from Simla to Delhi during which a massacre of Moslems took place. Manuscript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/9 Ismay's correspondence relating to India and Government servants, 1948-1951


ISMAY: 3/9/1

1948 mar 30

Letter from Lt Col J Fox, Army Headquarters, India to Ismay thanking him for help with appeal of ex-military personnel of Army Headquarters, India. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/2

1948 Apr 7

Hansard House of Lords debates, vol.154, no. 57, columns 1188-1190, Ismay's speech in debate on Indian Service Pensions expressing support for those who had served in India. Printed.


ISMAY: 3/9/3

1948 Apr 24

Letter from G E H Williamson, President of the All India Association of European Government Railway Servants, representing the case of British railway workers under agreement with Governor General in council and forwarding the same letter to the UK High Commissioner in India; memorandum on the subject submitted through UK High Commissioner to the UK Government. Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/9/4

1948 Jun 17

Letter from FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell to Ismay relating to claims of uncovenanted services in India for pensions or compensation and deputation to Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, Philip Noel-Baker. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/5

1948 Jun 22

Letter from Ismay to FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell in reply Wavell's letter of 17 Jun; note by Wavell for deputation to Secretary of State on claims of non-covenanted services in India; brief for address on the same subject. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/9/7

1949 Feb 1

Letter from FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell to Ismay concerning further claims of non-covenanted services in India; letter from Wavell on the same subject to Lord Addison. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/9/8

1949 Feb 2

Letter from Ismay to FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell in reply to Wavell's letter of 1 Feb. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/9

1949 Feb 22

Letter from Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison to David John Colville, 1st Baron Clydesmuir of Braidwood, acknowledging receipt of memo. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/10

1949 Jun 3

Letter from FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell to Ismay requesting his support for a motion on 6 Jun, supported by Lord Salisbury; letter from Philip Noel-Baker, Commonwealth Office to David John Colville, 1st Baron Clydesmuir of Braidwood on proportionate pensions for officers resigning between 15 Aug and 18 Nov 1948 with note on specific cases; reply from Wavell to Baker. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/9/11

1949 Jun 10

Letter from Ismay to FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell thanking him for a letter of 3 Jun and enclosures relating to efforts to secure pensions for men who had served in the Indian services and also relating to the Crown Jewels and the Festival of Britain, 1951. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/12

1949 Jun 15

Letter from FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell to Ismay on the possibility of Ismay speaking in the House of Lords on V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and efforts to secure pensions for men who had served in the Indian services. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/9/13

1949 Jun 21

Letter from FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell to Ismay outlining the contents of a speech he was intending to give in the House of Lords on the issue of efforts to secure pensions for men who had served in the Indian services and V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and asking Ismay for comments on the speech. With draft version of the speech. Typescript, 9pp


ISMAY: 3/9/14

1949 Jun 29

Letter from Ismay to FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell outlining the comments he was intending to make in the House of Lords on the issue of V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and efforts to secure pensions for men who had served in the Indian services. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/15

1949 Jul 2-27

Covering letter from FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell to Ismay forwarding letter from Philip Noel-Baker, Commonwealth relations Office to Wavell in which he refutes charges of dictatorialness and comparing the position of central and provincial services in the dominion with relation to the issue of pensions for men who had served in the Indian services. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/9/16

1949 Jul 6

Text of speech by Ismay for the House of Lords, 6 Jul 1949 on the issue of the role played by FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell and V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma in securing pensions for men previously employed in the Indian services. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/9/17

1949 Jul 6

Parliamentary debates (Hansard), House of Lords official report vol. 163, no.93 6 Jul 1949 (HMSO, London, 1949)


ISMAY: 3/9/18

1949 Jul 8

Letter from Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison to Ismay thanking him for a letter and for his part in securing pensions for men previously employed in the Indian services. Manuscript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/19

1949 Jul 15

Letter from FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell to Ismay describing the procedure proposed by the Commonwealth Relations Office to settle claims for pensions for men previously employed in the services in India. With copy of letter and questionnaire to be sent out to those claiming pensions. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/9/20

1949 Jul 18

Letter from Ismay to FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell thanking him for letter and enclosures of 15 Jul 1949. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/21

1949 Aug 27

Letters from Wells Montagu Horatio Corby to Ismay and to FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell 1st Earl Wavell relating to his claim for a pension after his retirement from service in India in 1948 enclosing documentation relating to his claim. Manuscript and typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/9/22

1949 Sep 3-5

Letter from T I Archer to Ismay enclosing Archer's letter to Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison relating to a claim for compensation for 'resigning prematurely' from the Indian civil service and returning to Britain on the transfer of power. Typescript and manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/9/23

1949 Oct 18

Letter from T I Archer to Ismay thanking his for his concern in the issue of compensation of Civil Servants previously employed in India forwarding a letter to Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison expressing his dissatisfaction with the reply he received from Addison from his previous letter of 3 Sep. Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/9/24

1951 Apr 12-May 21

Letter from Maj Gen Roland Dening to Ismay on the issue of pensions for Civil Servants previously employed in India and forwarding a letter to the Commonwealth Relations Office on the same subject; memorandum by the Commonwealth Relations Office on income tax on Indian pensions; memorandum by the Commonwealth Relations Office on income tax an super tax in Indian pensions paid outside India. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/9/25

1951 May 23

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen Roland Dening on the issue of income tax on Indian pensions paid outside India. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/26

1951 May 29

Letter from Charles William Frederick Hope 3rd Marquess of Linlithgow to Ismay relating to the effect of Indian income tax upon service pensions enclosing a draft paper entitled 'Indian income tax on pensions of retired officers permanently resident outside India. Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/9/27

1951 Jun 2

Letter from Ismay to Charles William Frederick Hope 3rd Marquess of Linlithgow in reply to Linlithgow's letter of 29 May 1951 on the subject of Indian income tax and service pensions. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/28

1951 Jun 4

Letter from Gen Sir Rob (McGregor Macdonald) Lockhart to Ismay forwarding papers (not included) relating to pensions for Indian service. Manuscript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/9/29

1951 Jun 5

Letter from Ismay to Gen Sir Rob (McGregor Macdonald) Lockhart in reply to his letter of 4 Jun 1951. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/30

1951 Jun 5

Letter from Charles William Frederick Hope 3rd Marquess of Linlithgow to Ismay thanking him for co-operation on the issue of pensions for men formerly employed in the Indian services. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/31

1951 Jun 6

Letter from Gen Sir Rob (McGregor Macdonald) Lockhart to Ismay in reply to his letter of 5 Jun 1951. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/33

1951 Jun 16

Letter from William Malcolm Hailey, 1st Baron Hailey to Ismay regarding the possible involvement of the Army Council in the issue of taxation of Indian service pensions. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/9/34

1951 Jun 18

Letter from Ismay to William Malcolm Hailey, 1st Baron Hailey relating to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's involvement in the issue over imposition of Indian income tax on Indian service pensions. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/35

1951 Jun 18

Letter from V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma to Ismay relating to the solution to the problem of income tax on Indian service pensions also enclosing letter to Charles William Frederick Hope 3rd Marquess of Linlithgow relating to the same issue. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/9/36

1951 Jun 19

Letter from William Malcolm Hailey, 1st Baron Hailey to Ismay relating to the success in the campaign against income tax on Indian service pensions and expressing thanks to both V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and Ismay. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/9/37

1951 Jun 19

Telegram from Charles William Frederick Hope 3rd Marquess of Linlithgow informing him of his cancellation of his question in the House of Lords due to the settlement of the issue of Indian service pensions. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/38

1951 Jun 20

Letter from Ismay to V Adm Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma thanking him for assistance in the issue of Indian service pensions. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/39

1951 Jun 21

Letter from Lt Col J D Milne to Ismay relating to Indian income tax and the service pensions and forwarding a brief on the subject produced by the Officers Association of the British Legion. Typescript, 11pp


ISMAY: 3/9/40

1951 Jun 22

Letter from Gen Sir Rob (McGregor Macdonald) Lockhart to Ismay relating to the brief on Indian income tax and the service pensions produced by the Officers Association of the British Legion. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/9/41

1951 Jun 29

Letter from Ismay to Lt Col J D Milne thanking him for sending the brief on Indian income tax and the service pensions produced by the Officers Association of the British Legion. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/42

1951 Jul 2

Letter from Maj Gen J M L Grover, The Officers Association, British Legion to Ismay thanking him for his efforts to ensure compensation for Indian service pensions affected by the imposition of Indian income tax. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/43

1951 Jul 5

Letter from Ismay to Maj Gen J M L Grover, The Officers Association, British Legion in reply to Grover's letter 2 Jul 1951. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/9/44

1951 Jul 10

Memorandum produced by the Commonwealth Relations Office on income tax and supertax on Indian pensions paid outside India. With extract from the Indian income tax act, 1922; statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the House of Commons on 18 Jun 1951; forms of application for determination of Indian income tax. Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/10 Papers relating to the appeal for Polish officers in financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two, 1958-1961


ISMAY: 3/10/1

1958 May 11

Letter from Randolph (Frederick Edward Spencer) Churchill to Ismay and correspondence with FM Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis relating to Polish Officers in financial hardship having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two, forwarded at the suggestion of Count Stefan Zamoyski. Manuscript and typescript, 14pp


ISMAY: 3/10/2

1958 Jun 4

Letter from Ismay to Capt Douglas Williams suggesting that a letter ought to be sent to The Times on subject of an appeal for Polish Officers in financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/3

[1958] Jun 10

Letter from Capt Douglas Williams to Ismay forwarding a draft letter to be signed by Ismay and Count Stefan Zamoyski to the editor of The Daily Telegraph. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/10/4

1958 Jun 18

Letter from Ismay to Capt Douglas Williams thanking him for the draft letter relating to a proposed appeal for Polish Officers in financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two sent on 10 Jun but asking for further clarification on the matter before proceeding further. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/5

1958 Jun 18

Letter from Ismay to Count Stefan Zamoyski asking for further information on the proposed appeal for Polish officers in financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two and requesting a meeting. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/6

1958 Jun 25

Letter from Count Stefan Zamoyski to Ismay forwarding letters from Capt Douglas Williams to Zamoyski and to Colin Coote, editor of The Daily Telegraph relating to the proposed letter to be signed by Ismay on the appeal for Polish officers in financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. With statistics as requested by Ismay on the numbers and economic situation of Polish senior officers living outside of Eastern Europe. Typescript and manuscript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/10/7

[1958]

Note entitled 'Predicament of former senior officers of the Polish Army' produced by the Mutual Assistance Committee for Former Senior Commanders of the Polish Army. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/8

[1958]

Letter from Ismay to FM Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis asking him to sign a letter to The Times relating to the appeal for Polish officers in financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/10/9

1958 Jul 23

Letter from FM Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis to Ismay agreeing to send a letter to The Times relating to the appeal for Polish officers in financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/10

1958 Jul 24

Letter from Ismay to FM Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis agreeing to arrange a meeting. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/11

1958 Oct 2

Letter from Count Stefan Zamoyski to Ismay relating to a possible date for a meeting. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/10/12

1958 Oct 4

Letter from Ismay to Count Stefan Zamoyski relating to a possible meeting in November. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/13

1958 Nov 9

Letter from Ismay to Count Stefan Zamoyski relating to his ill health and sending a cheque for the fund for Polish officers in financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/14

1958 Nov 9

Letter from Ismay to FM Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis relating to his inability to meet with him and Count Stefan Zamoyski as previously arranged and discussing plans to draft an appeal letter and organise the fund for Polish officers in financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/10/15

1960 Jan 19

Letter from Count Stefan Zamoyski to Ismay thanking him for a donation to the appeal fund for Polish officers in financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/10/16

1960 May 24

Letter from William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor to Ismay relating to a proposed scheme to distribute financial assistance to Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/10/17

1960 Jun 15

Letter from Count Stefan Zamoyski to Ismay requesting his assistance with travel documents having had problems obtaining these through the usual channels due to his refugee status. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/10/18

1960 Jun 30

Letter from Richard Austen Butler, Home Secretary to Ismay returning the letter of 15 Jun from Count Stefan Zamoyski to Ismay and explaining the effect of the Refugee Convention, 1951 on Zamoyski's application. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/19

1960 Jul 19

Letter from William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor to Ismay relating to a proposed scheme to distribute financial assistance to Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. With draft letter of appeal. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/10/20

1960 Aug 4

Letter from Ismay to William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor in reply to Astor's letter of 19 Jul and suggesting amendments to Astor's letter of appeal for the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/21

1961 Jan 2

Letter from William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor's secretary to Ismay's secretary requesting a facsimile of Ismay's signature for use on the letter of appeal for the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/22

1961 Mar 13

Letter from William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor's secretary to Ismay forwarding copy of appeal letter for fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two and list of those to whom Astor was sending a copy. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/23

[1961]

Printed appeal letters for the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two with facsimile signatures of Ismay, William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor, FM Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Rt Hon Maurice Harold Macmillan, MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, AF Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope. With reply cards. Printed 3pp, multiple copies


ISMAY: 3/10/24

[1961]

List of people who were to be sent the appeal letter for the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two by FM Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/10/25

1961 Mar 23

Letter from John Edward Reginald Wyndham, private secretary to Rt Hon Maurice Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister to Ismay requesting a list of those people to whom he had sent an appeal letter for the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/26

1961 Apr 5

Letter from Ismay to the lawyers administering the appeal fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two requesting a list of those from those people to whom he had sent appeal letters who had made donations in order that he might write personal letters of thanks. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/27

[1961]

Ismay's list of those people to whom was sending letters of appeal for the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/28

1961 Apr 18

Letter from Brig Roy Matthews to Ismay enclosing donation to the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/29

1961 Apr 18

Letter from Col Robert David Quixano Henriques to Ismay enclosing donation to the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two but expressing reservations on the grounds of his belief that Poles in the UK often held anti-Semitic attitudes. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/30

[1961]

Note from AF Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope to Ismay and list of those people to whom he had sent appeal letters for the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript and manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/10/31

1961 Apr 22

Letter from Brig Roy Matthews to Ismay enclosing donation from his company, Crosse & Blackwell to the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/10/32

1961 Apr 22

Letter from Warwick(?) to Ismay enclosing donation to the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Manuscript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/10/33

1961 Apr 26

Letter from Brig Sir Derek Schreiber to Ismay asking if he could contribute to the fund for Polish officers suffering from financial difficulties having been unable to return to Poland after World War Two. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/11 Papers relating to Ismay's appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) 1952-1957


ISMAY: 3/11/1-2

1952 Mar 10

Telegram from Rt Hon Robert Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary, to UK High Commissioner, Ottawa, Canada relating to Ismay's willingness to serve as Governor General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). With telegram transit slip. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/11/3

1952 Mar 10

Telegram from UK High Commissioner, Ottawa, Canada to Rt Hon Robert Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary acknowledging receipt of earlier telegram and offering support for the nomination of Ismay as Governor General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). With telegram transit slip. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/11/4

1952 Mar 11

Telegram from UK Embassy in Paris, France to the Foreign Office, UK relating to the agreement of Robert Schuman, French statesman to Ismay's nomination as Governor General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/11/5

1952 Mar 11

Memorandum from Ismay to the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill requesting that Churchill send telegrams to Commonwealth leaders explaining for his departure from the Commonwealth Relations Office and informing them of the name of his successor as Secretary of State for Commonwealth relations. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/11/6

1952 Mar 11

Memorandum from Sir Pierson Dixon, Deputy Under Secretary of State, Foreign Office relating to Ismay's appointment as Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) outlining a meeting to discuss the next steps in his appointment. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/11/7

1952 Mar 11

Letter from Sir Charles Evelyn Arthur Shuckburgh, Foreign Office, to David Bruce Pitblado, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister on the private meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) deputies at which offer to Ismay of position of Secretary General was made and also relating to the form of announcements of Ismay's appointment. With 2 versions of a draft announcement to be made by Pearson, Canadian Secretary of State for external affairs, in his capacity as chairman of the North Atlantic Council. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/11/8

1952 Mar 11

Letter from F R Hoyer-Millar, Cabinet Office to Sir Pierson Dixon, Deputy Under Secretary of State, Foreign Office relating to the private meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) deputies at which Ismay's appointment as Secretary General and terms of reference were discussed. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/11/9

1952 Mar 12

Letter from Desmond John Chetwode Crawley, Principal Private Secretary to Sec of State for Commonwealth Relations to Sir Percivale Liesching, Permanent Under Secretary of State, Commonwealth Relations Office relating to finalising the arrangements for Ismay to take up his new office as Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript with manuscript annotations, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/11/10

1952 Mar 12

Text of telegram to be sent by Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to all Commonwealth Prime Ministers relating to Ismay's appointment as Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and his departure from the Commonwealth Relations Office in order to accept the position. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/11/12

1952 Mar 12

Letter from F R Hoyer Millar to Charles Merville Spofford, Chairman North Atlantic Council Deputies relating to draft announcements of Ismay's appointment as Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). With draft of announcement to be made by Pearson, Canadian Secretary of State for External Affairs, Chairman of the North Atlantic Council and draft announcement for NATO information service on re-organisation of NATO Council. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/11/13

1952 Mar 12

Letter from F R Hoyer Millar to Sir Pierson Dixon, Deputy Under Secretary of State, Foreign Office relating to Charles Merville Spofford, Chairman North Atlantic Council Deputies's proposed meeting with Ismay. With text of letter to be delivered to Ismay by Stofford at this meeting. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/11/14

1952 Mar 12

Letter from Charles Merville Spofford, Chairman North Atlantic Council Deputies's to Ismay offering him the positions of Vice-Chairman, North Atlantic Council and Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/11/15

1952 Mar 12

Letter from Ismay to Charles Merville Spofford, Chairman North Atlantic Council Deputies's accepting the positions of Vice-Chairman, North Atlantic Council and Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/11/16

1952 Mar 12

Text of telegram to be sent by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to the leaders of Commonwealth nations explaining the reasons for Ismay's departure from the position of Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations. With covering letter from Commonwealth Relations Office. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/11/17

1952 Mar 12

Letter from Ismay to be sent to High Commissioners of Commonwealth nations expressing his regret at leaving the position of Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, to be sent with copy of Prime Minister, Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's note to the leaders of Commonwealth nations explaining the reasons for Ismay's departure. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/11/18-31

1952 Mar 13-15

Letters to Ismay from Commonwealth leaders and High Commissioners in the UK expressing their regret at his departure from the position of Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and offering congratulations on his appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 14pp


ISMAY: 3/11/32-41

1952 Mar 13-17

Letters to Ismay from friends offering their best wishes and congratulations on his new position as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Manuscript, 14pp


ISMAY: 3/12 General correspondence relating to Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and on defence issues, 1953-1957


ISMAY: 3/12/1

[1952-1953]

Letter from Vernon [Bartlett] to Lester Bowles Pearson, Secretary of State for External Affairs, Canada relating to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s relations with the press. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/12/2

1953 May 1

Letter from Sir William John Haley, editor of The Times to Ismay acknowledging a previous letter and justifying criticisms made in the newspaper of the perceived weaknesses of the national representatives on the Atlantic Council. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/12/3

1953 Jun 17

Memorandum from H van Vredenburch, Deputy Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to Ismay relating to the NATO Annual Review; difficulty of attaining military requirements; a possible re-assessment of military goals. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/12/4

1953 Jul 1

Memorandum from H van Vredenburch, Deputy Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to Ismay referring to previous memorandum 17 Jun and drawing attention to attached tables. With tables classified as 'Cosmic Top Secret' showing land forces requirements and air forces requirements and goals for 1953. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/12/5

1953 Jun 26

'Memorandum on the present state of the game in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)' by FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, 26 Jun 1953 outlining problems in NATO's organisation, largely the financial constraints of the member nations and rising defence budgets and his views on possible solutions to these problems. With covering letter from Montgomery to Ismay. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/12/6

1953 Jul 2

Memorandum entitled 'Political factors affecting the present state of the game in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)' by FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, 2 Jul 1953, largely dealing with the problem of Germany and the possible intentions of the USSR. With covering letter from Montgomery to Ismay. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/12/7

1953 Jul 6

Letter from Ismay to FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein acknowledging receipt of his paper of 2 Jul 1953, requesting that Montgomery discuss these views at a luncheon party and offering his own preliminary observations on the paper. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/12/8

1953 Jul 15

Memorandum from Ismay to Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge of Ottery St Mary, Executive Secretary North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in reply to a minute on a summary of FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein's views from his talk (13 Jul 1953). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/12/9

1953 Jul 16

Letter from Ismay to FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein thanking him for letting him see the script for a radio talk and suggesting some slight amendments also refers to a talk (13 Jul 1953) given by Montgomery. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/12/10

1953 Jul 20

Paper entitled 'A new look at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) defence programmes' includes recommendations for reduction in military expenditure for future years in various NATO countries. With covering letter from Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge of Ottery St Mary, Executive Secretary, NATO to Ismay forwarding the paper and explaining that it was based largely on the views of FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/12/11

1953 Jul 21

Letter from Ismay to Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge of Ottery St Mary, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) querying the wisdom of raising a particular point in the paper 'A new look at NATO defence programmes'. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/12/12

1953 Jul 21

Memorandum from Richard Duke Coleridge, 4th Baron Coleridge of Ottery St Mary, Executive Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to Ismay outlining the main points raised at a discussion held at Ismay's house 13 Jul 1953 at which FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein gave his views on future NATO strategy. With memorandum from Coleridge to H van Vredenburgh, Deputy General Secretary, NATO forwarding the above. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/12/13

1953 Nov 25

Memorandum outlining the work of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to date, the obstacles to future military effort and outlining possible ways to overcome these obstacles. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/12/14-15

1953 Dec 3

Paper on 'The new look' outlining the necessity of conducting a new study of the defensive forces in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in the light of the latest political, economic and military assessments and determining the best way to carry out such a review. With covering letter from C P Scott forwarding the paper to Ismay. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/12/16

1953 Dec 3

Brief for Ismay, Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) entitled 'Plans for NATO's future defence effort'. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/12/17

[1953 Dec 6]

'Lord Ismay's notes for meeting on Sunday 6 Dec 1953' relating to the suggestion for a 'new look' at defence build up. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/12/18

1953 Dec 4-7

Paper by FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein entitled 'The broad philosophy of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) military build-up: important points to understand' includes section son defence budgets, balanced forces, active forces, reserve forces, auxiliary organisations, logistics. With letter from Montgomery to Rt Hon Robert Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary forwarding the above paper and relating to the Military Committee of NATO; note to Ismay forwarding copies of both of the above. Typescript and manuscript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/12/19

1953 Dec 12

Memorandum sent by Ismay to all permanent representatives of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to the 'new look' in relation to the draft resolution on the 1954 Annual Review and related problems. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/12/20

1954 Jan 29

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill thanking him for sending volume 6 of his war memoirs and relating to De Staercke and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Council and the views of Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe on Soviet strength. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/12/21

1954 Feb 8

Letter from Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill to Ismay in reply to his letter of 29 Jan 1954 and relating to Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe's recent speech. With extract from The Times 12 Jan 1954 outlining Gruenther's speech relating to European defence organisation and the idea of a 'shield' against Soviet strength. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/12/22

1954 Feb 11

Memorandum from RA Royer Mylius Dick, North Atlantic Council to Lt Gen Cortlandt Van R Schuyler requesting answers on a number of questions relating to the strength of Soviet forces and western European defence; letter from Dick Ismay with answers to his questions to Schuyler. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/12/23

1954 Feb 12

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister from Ismay relating to Soviet strength and troop movements. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/12/24

1954 Mar 10

Letter from Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister to Ismay relating to Ismay's letter 12 Feb 1954 and querying certain points relating to Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe's recent speech. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/12/25

1954 Mar 17

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister on the point from Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe's recent speech which Churchill wanted clarifying. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/12/26

1954 Mar 18

Letter from Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister to Ismay thanking him for letter of 17 Mar 1954. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/12/27

1954 Mar 20

Letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister relating to a conversation between Ismay and Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe in which Gruenther reiterated his opinion on the likelihood of Soviet attack on western Europe and confirming that he shared the views of FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and FM Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis on this issue. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/12/28

1954 Oct 8-9

Paper by Ismay entitled 'Paris steering group on the results of the London Conference: working arrangements between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Brussels Treaty Organisation'. With covering letter from Ismay to Rt Hon Robert Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary forwarding the paper and relating to the working arrangements between NATO and the expanded Brussels Treaty Organisation. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/12/29

1954 Oct 13-14

Memorandum from Ismay forwarding letter from Rt Hon Robert Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary to Ismay relating to the Brussels Treaty organisation and the idea of Western European union. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/12/30

1955 Sep 29

Letter from Sir (Hubert Miles) Gladwyn Jebb, UK Ambassador, France to Rt Hon Maurice Harold Macmillan, Foreign Secretary relating to the favourable impression made by Ismay on US Senator Humphrey who had been contemplating cuts in US expenditure on European defence. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/12/31

1955 Oct 3

Letter from Ismay to Sir (Hubert Miles) Gladwyn Jebb, UK Ambassador, France thanking him for his letter of Sep 29 1955 and his conversation with US Senator Humphrey relating to the drastic effect any cuts in US expenditure on European defence would have on NATO. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/12/32

1956 Mar 19

Letter from L Dana Wilgress, Permanent Representative of Canada, North Atlantic Council to Ismay forwarding a personal message for Ismay from Lester Bowles Pearson, Secretary of State for External Affairs, Canada on the impact of current events in Cyprus and Algeria on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) solidarity. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/12/33

1956 Mar 26

Letter from Ismay to L Dana Wilgress, Permanent Representative of Canada, North Atlantic Council offering an interim reply to his letter of 19 Mar 1956 and proposing a meeting. Typescript, 2 copies 2pp


ISMAY: 3/12/34

1956 May 2

Notes by Ismay relating to article 2 of the North Atlantic Treaty dealing with the responsibilities of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in non-military fields. With letters to L Dana Wilgress, Permanent Representative of Canada, North Atlantic Council and Lester Bowles Pearson, Secretary of State for External Affairs, Canada relating to the message from Pearson sent via Wilgress regarding problems in NATO's solidarity and expressing regret that he was not able to offer an effective response but was sending the above notes. Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/12/35

1956 May 2

Letter to Ismay from L Dana Wilgress, Permanent Representative of Canada, North Atlantic Council in reply to Ismay's letter of 2 May 1956 and relating to Ismay's notes on article 2 of the North Atlantic Treaty. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/12/36

1956 Jul 11-Sep 11

Letter to Ismay from L Dana Wilgress, Permanent Representative of Canada, North Atlantic Council forwarding a set of papers consisting of letter to Wilgress from Gen Charles Foulkes, Chairman Canadian Chiefs of Staff relating to Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe's suggested re-organisation of the standing group on the military aspect of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); paper by Foulkes entitled 'Re-appraisal of the military organs of NATO' arguing for a reorganisation of the military wing of NATO following the re-appraisal of its non-military side; letter to Foulkes from Wilgress advocating the creation in Paris of a military organisation corresponding to that of the civilian organisation and a change in responsibilities of the standing group and military committee. Typescript, 14pp


ISMAY: 3/12/37

1956 Sep 14

Letter from Ismay to L Dana Wilgress, Permanent Representative of Canada, North Atlantic Council thanking him for letter and enclosures of 11 Sep 1956 and expressing his disagreement with Gen Charles Foulkes, Chairman Canadian Chiefs of Staff's ideas on reorganisation in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/12/38

1956 Oct 2

Letter from L Dana Wilgress, Permanent Representative of Canada, North Atlantic Council to Ismay relating to Ismay's suggestion of a private meeting of selected Permanent Representatives of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to discuss reorganisation of the military side of NATO and forwarding a draft memorandum on the subject. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/12/39

1956 Oct 8

Letter from Ismay to L Dana Wilgress, Permanent Representative of Canada, North Atlantic Council suggesting he write to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) deputies proposing a private meeting of the Council on reorganisation of the military side of NATO. With office note by Ismay explaining that above letter was overtaken by events and hence never sent; notes [by Ismay] on the military structure of NATO discussing the lack of integration between the political and military thinking of NATO. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/12/40

1957 Mar 5

Sir William John Haley, editor of The Times to Ismay replying to a letter from Ismay on The Times article on the difficulties he had faced as Governor General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/13 Speeches made by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), volume 1, 1952


ISMAY: 3/13/1

1952 Apr 2

Text of broadcast by Ismay for use in USA recorded 4 Apr 1952 relating to his early hesitation about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), specifically that it would have a limited practical role, a fear which was dispelled in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Lisbon, Portugal, Feb 1951. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/13/2

1952 Apr 2

Text of broadcast by Ismay for use in Europe recorded 4 Apr 1952 relating to his early hesitation about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), specifically that it would have a limited practical role, a fear which was dispelled in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Lisbon, Portugal, Feb 1951. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/13/3

1952 Apr 4

Text of television interview between William Clark and Ismay on the day Ismay took over the office of Governor General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to this position and the work of NATO. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/13/4

1952 Apr 4

Text of Ismay's speech at the anniversary meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) 4 Apr 1952. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/13/5

1952 Apr 18

Statement to the press by Ismay relating to his new task; US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's departure from the post of Supreme Commander North Atlantic Treaty Forces, Europe; appointment of Deputy Secretary General. Typescript, 12pp


ISMAY: 3/13/6

1952 Apr 28

Ismay's opening speech at the first session in Paris of the North Atlantic Council. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/13/7

1952 Apr 28

Press statement by Ismay for newsreels and television on the retirement of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower as Supreme Commander North Atlantic Treaty Forces, Europe and the appointment of H van Vredenburgh as Deputy General Secretary, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/13/8

1952 May 14

Text of speech by Ismay for the British Chamber of commerce luncheon, 14 May 1952 relating to the idea of collective security. With printed copy of speech from the Bulletin no. 69 (Jun 1952) British Chamber of Commerce Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/13/9

1952 May 15

Text of an address by Ismay to the first General assembly of the International Press Institute, Paris, May 1952 relating to the North Atlantic Treaty. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/13/10

1952 May 16

Address by Ismay on passing out day, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College relating to work of a staff officer. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/13/11

1952 Jun-Jul

Text of message from Ismay for the European and Atlantic Digest relating to the organisation of the North Atlantic Council, the departure of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower as Supreme Commander North Atlantic Treaty Forces, Europe and his replacement by US Gen Matthew Bunker Ridgeway. With printed version of message. Typescript and printed, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/13/12

1952 May 21

Text of farewell message by US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower and introductory remarks by Ismay at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) farewell reception for Eisenhower on his retirement as Supreme Commander North Atlantic Treaty Forces, Europe. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/13/13

1952 Jun 3

Text of speech by Ismay at a British Legion luncheon, 3 Jun 1952 relating to his new position as Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/13/14

1952 Jun 12

Text of Ismay's talk to French diplomatic correspondents relating to his qualifications for the position of Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the function of NATO in international relations. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/13/15

1952 Jun 19

Notes for speech by Ismay at the American Club of Paris, 19 Jun 1952 relating to Combined Chiefs of Staff organisation, origin of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) organisation and the functions of NATO. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/13/16

1952 Jul 18

Script of broadcast by Ismay for Denmark relating to Denmark, neutrality and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/13/17

1952 Jul 18

Text of speech by Ismay at a dinner in Copenhagen, Denmark relating to the factors necessary to make North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) a success. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/13/18

1952 Jul 21

Text of speech by Ismay at dinner in Oslo, Norway relating to the factors necessary to make North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) a success. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/13/19

1952 Jul 23

Text of broadcast from Oslo, Norway, 23 Jul 1952 relating to the role of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) marked by Ismay as amended for Italy. Typescript and manuscript annotations, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/13/20

1952 Sep 8

Text of a speech by Ismay entitled 'Towards a better understanding of the North Atlantic Treaty', North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) speech series no. 22. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/13/21

1952 Oct 8

Text of speech by Ismay at Anglo-American Press Association luncheon, 8 Oct 1952 relating to the importance of co-operation with the press and efforts to improve relations; constitution and powers of the North Atlantic Council; the relationship between the North Atlantic Council and the military authorities. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/13/22

1952 Oct 10

Text of broadcast by Ismay from Lisbon, Portugal 10 Oct 1952 relating to the role of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in safeguarding peace. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/13/23

1952 Oct 11

Text of speech by Ismay at dinner in Lisbon, Portugal relating to the difficulties faced by himself and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/13/24

1952 Oct 17

Text for speech by Ismay for Centro Italiano di studi per la reconciliazone internazionale, 17 Oct 1952 relating to the importance of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in safeguarding peace. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/13/25

1952 Oct 18

Text of broadcast by Ismay in Rome, Italy 18 Oct 1952 relating to the aims of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). 3pp


ISMAY: 3/13/26

1952 Oct 18

Press statement by Ismay, Rome, Italy in connection with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) referring to sacrifices necessary for defence resulting from soviet attitudes and policy. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/13/27

1952 Oct 18

Text of speech by Ismay at official dinner in Rome, Italy relating to the aims of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/13/28

1952 Oct 24

Text of speech by Ismay at dinner at the Hague, Netherlands relating to the aims of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/13/29

1952 Oct 25

Text of broadcast by Ismay from the Hague, Netherlands relating to the aims of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/13/30

1952 Nov 17

Text of broadcast by Ismay 17 Nov 1952 through the European division of the BBC relating to the growth of international co-operation and Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's pro-North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) announcement at the recent Lord Mayor's Banquet, London. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/13/31

1952 Dec 11

Text of speech by Ismay at press conference 11 Dec 1952 to announce changes in the personnel of the Chairmanship of the North Atlantic Council and of the military committee. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/13/32

1952 Dec 12

Text of newsreel / television script by Ismay relating to the achievements of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to date. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/13/33

1952-1953

Extract from European and Atlantic Digest, special supplement featuring 'A message from Lord Ismay' relating to the achievements of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to date and challenges for the future. Printed 2pp


ISMAY: 3/13/34

1952 Dec 19

Extract from US news and world report of interview with Ismay entitled 'Can North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) army fight now?' relating to strategic difficulties in Europe's defence. Printed 4pp


ISMAY: 3/13/35

1952 Nov 17

Telegram from Ismay to Owen J Roberts, Buffalo, USA, President of the Atlantic Union Committee expressing regret at being unable to attend their annual congress due to pressure of work at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). 3pp


ISMAY: 3/13/36

[1952]

Index list of speeches from 3/13/1-35. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/14 Speeches made by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), volume 2, 1953


ISMAY: 3/14/1

1953 Feb

Message from Ismay to interim committee dinner relating to the lack of awareness about the work of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and welcoming the committee's initiative in calling a meeting to discuss this. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/14/2

1953 Mar 5

Speech by Ismay to Canadian third fighter wing relating to their joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) forces. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/14/3

1953 Mar 6

Text of speech by Ismay to senators and MPs, Ottawa, Canada relating to the issue of European members limiting defence expenditure. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/14/4

1953 Mar 9

Text of speech by Ismay to the Canadian Club of Montreal relating to the aims of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its achievements to date. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/14/5

1952 Mar 11

Text of speech by Ismay entitled 'The growing strength of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)', NATO speech series no. 35. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/14/6

1953 Mar 12

Notes by Ismay for speech to National Press Club, Washington DC, USA explaining the aims and organisational structure of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Text of speech on same subject, produced as NATO speech series no.33. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/14/7

1953 Mar 23

Text of speech by Ismay to the Dallas Council of World Affairs relating to the background to the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its aims. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/14/8

1953 Apr 2

Verbatim text of press conference given by Ismay, Paris, France 2 Apr 1953 relating to views of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) held in USA and Canada; the NATO Annual Review; possible moves for peace by the USSR; FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein's speech in Washington DC, USA and his possible over simplification of the military situation in Europe. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/14/9

1953 May 8

Statement by Ismay to visiting journalists relating to the work of the North Atlantic Council and the importance of maintaining morale. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/14/10

1953 May 11

Text of broadcast by Ismay from Athens, Greece relating to the aims of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/14/11

1953 May 12

Text of speech by Ismay at dinner given by the Greek Foreign Minister, Athens, Greece relating to the work of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/14/12

1953 May 12

Statement for the press given by Ismay in Athens, Greece explaining the reasons for the development of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its aims for the future. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/14/13

1953 May 15

Statement for the press given by Ismay in Ankara, Turkey explaining the reasons for the development of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its aims for the future. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/14/14

1953 May 17

Statement for the press given by Ismay in Istanbul, Turkey explaining the aims of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and giving an impression of their current military strength. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/14/15

1953 Jun 24

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Information Service bulletin reporting on the visit to NATO Headquarters of US Gen Matthew Bunker Ridgeway and Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, his successor as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; text of speech by Ismay to the North Atlantic Council on Ridgeway's service as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and introducing Gruenther. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/14/16

1953 Jul 3

Notes by Ismay for speech for (Foreign Office course) at Jesus College, Oxford, Oxfordshire on the structure of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and it work. With diagram showing committee structure of NATO. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/14/17

1953 Jul 3

Text of speech by Ismay for Norwegian parliamentarians on a visit to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) headquarters relating to the structure and work of NATO. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/14/18

1953 Jul 23

Text of address by Ismay delivered at the losing ceremony of the third course at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College relating to the departure of Adm Andres Georges Lemonnier. Typescript, 9pp


ISMAY: 3/14/19

1953 Jul 28

Text of broadcast by Ismay on BBC entitled 'Insurance for peace', North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) speech series no.41. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/14/20

1953 Sep

Extract from Readers Digest, Sep 1953 of article by Ismay entitled 'The best advice I ever had' relating to loyalty within a regiment and within the group of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries. Printed 2pp


ISMAY: 3/14/21

1953 Sep 7

Text of lecture by Ismay on the political organisation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) for the NATO Defence College


ISMAY: 3/14/22

1953 Sep 13

Text of radio talk by Ismay on the BBC relating to the reasons for the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its aims. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/14/23

1953 Oct 6

Notes for talk by Ismay to SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) Officers relating to the North Atlantic Council and its function as an international cabinet for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) affairs and the responsibilities of the council towards the military authorities. Typescript, 12pp


ISMAY: 3/14/24

1953 Oct 24

Script by Ismay for troop information film explaining the reasons for the creation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its aims. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/14/25

1953 Oct 26

Text of Ismay's speech at the troop information conference to prepare US troops for service in Europe relating to the importance of military planning and training. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/14/26

[1953]

Index sheet listing speeches from 3/14/1-25. Typescript 2pp


ISMAY: 3/15 Speeches made by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), volume 3, 1953-1954


ISMAY: 3/15/1

1953 Nov 9

Text [of speech] in French at the flag raising ceremony for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/15/2

1953 Nov 11

Report by Ismay and H Van Vredenburgh to the Randall Commission on the origins and work of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 20pp


ISMAY: 3/15/3

1953 Nov 13

Press statement by Ismay for the Belgian press, Brussels, Belgium relating to the constitution and structure of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the intention to continue with the build up of military strength. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/15/4

1953 Nov 13

Text of broadcast by Ismay from Brussels relating to the work of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), in English and French. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/15/5

1953 Nov 13

Text of speech by Ismay at Belgian Government banquet relating to his work for Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill as Chief of Staff and his new position with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/15/6

1953 Nov 17

Text of lecture by Ismay to the members of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defence Nationale relating to the aims of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its structure. Typescript, 20pp


ISMAY: 3/15/7

1953 Nov 19

Text of speech at Association France-Grande Bretagne lunch relating to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's first broadcast to France, Oct 1940; the association between Britain and France; the work of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/15/8

1953

Text of speech by Ismay to the North Atlantic Council relating to the departure from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College of Adm Andres Georges Lemonnier, in English and French. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/15/9

1953 Nov 21

Press statement by Ismay for the press of Luxembourg relating to the constitution and powers of the North Atlantic Council. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/15/10

1953 Nov 21

Text of speech by Ismay at lunch given by the Luxembourg Government relating to the importance of Luxembourg's membership of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/15/11

1953 Nov 21

Text of broadcast by Ismay in Luxembourg relating to the aims of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), in English and French. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/15/12

Number not used


ISMAY: 3/15/13

1953 Nov 26

Text of speech by Ismay at Thanksgiving Day dinner of the American Society in London, relating to the reasons for the development of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its aims, NATO speech series no. 52. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/15/14

1953 Nov 27

Text of speech by Ismay to the Ends of the Earth Club relating to the reasons of the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its aims. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/15/15

[1953]

Extract of article by Ismay from European and Atlantic digest entitled 'North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) within the United Nations'. Printed, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/15/16

1954 Feb 4

Notes for speech by Ismay at Chatham House, Kent relating to the reasons for the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its structure. Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/15/17

[1954]

Foreword by Ismay for pamphlet produced by the British Government for the fifth anniversary of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/15/18

1954 Feb 20

Ismay's answers to a questionnaire from Kingsbury-Smith, International News Service relating to the significance of the Berlin conference and its relation to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); the defensive aims of the European Defence Community (EDC); the West's desire for a unified Berlin. With newspaper cutting of Ismay's views. Typescript and cutting, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/15/19

1954

Text of article by Ismay for Spring 1954 issue of International Journal, the quarterly of the Canadian Institute for International Affairs entitled 'Atlantic alliance' relating to the events leading up the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); its current military powers; the work of the North Atlantic Council. With printed version of article. Typescript and printed, 16pp


ISMAY: 3/15/20

[1954 Feb 27]

Text of lecture by Ismay for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College on the political organisation of NATO. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/15/21

1954 Mar 19-Apr 2

Text of article by Ismay for The Radio Times entitled 'Introducing North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'. With printed version of the article re-titled 'Discovering NATO'. Typescript and printed, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/15/22

[1954]

Index sheet of speeches from 3/15/1-21. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/16 Speeches made by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), volume 4, 1954-1955


ISMAY: 3/16/1

1954 Mar 27

Text of recording for BBC by Ismay on the fifth anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty relating to the reasons for the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), its aims and structure including message sent to Ismay by US President Dwight David Eisenhower, former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe on the achievements of NATO to date. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/16/2

1954 Mar 27

Text of recording for BBC General Overseas Service by Ismay on the fifth anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty relating to the reasons for the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), its aims, structure, the achievements of NATO to date. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/16/3

1954 Mar 27

Script by Ismay for BBC Television on the fifth anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty relating to the reasons for the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its aims. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/16/4

1954 Mar 27

Script by Ismay for European service broadcast on the fifth anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty relating to the reasons for the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its aims. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/16/5

1954 May

Script by Ismay for file entitled 'Alliance for peace' relating to the aims of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/16/6

1954 Apr 8

Text of speech by Ismay to the Men's Club of the American Cathedral, Paris, France relating to the reasons for the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and its aims and organisation. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/16/7

1954 Apr 23

Text of speech by Ismay prepared for the public session of the ministerial meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the Palais de Chailot, Paris, France relating to the achievements of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in the five years since the treaty was signed. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/16/8

1954 May

Article by Ismay for The fighting forces entitled 'Alliance for peace' relating to the reasons for the creation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), its aims and achievements to date. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/16/9

1954 May 10

Text of speech by Ismay to the Anglo-Danish Society relating to traditional Danish neutrality and his regret at the departure of the Danish Ambassador from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/16/10

1954 May 10

Text of speech to Instituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale in Milan, Italy relating to the work of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and recent contact with the USSR. Typescript, 13pp


ISMAY: 3/16/11

1954 May 20

Pamphlet recording a conference given by the Société d'Économie Politique de Belgique in Brussels, Belgium on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the creation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) including speech by Ismay relating to the creation of NATO, its aims and achievements in the last five years. With notes for speech. Typescript, 9pp and pamphlet


ISMAY: 3/16/12

1954 May 26

Text of interview with Ismay for the Mutual Broadcasting System with questions on the strengthening factors for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in the past year; NATO's capabilities of preventing Soviet expansion; the possibility of West German entry into NATO; possible aid for Portugal in its dispute with India; NATO's use of bases in Spain. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/16/13

1954 Jun 11

Text of television interview with Ismay and US journalists with questions on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s ability to function without a German contribution to Western European defence; whether the vital aspect of NATO's development was in the past or the future; whether the lessening of tension in Europe would weaken NATO; whether NATO had succeeded in giving Europe political and military stability. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/16/14

1954 Jul 1

Text of interview with Ismay and Peter Coulmans, Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg, west Germany with questions on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s accomplishments of the last 5 years; NATO and the European Defence Community (EDC); NATO's non-military activities. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/16/15

1954 Sep 4

Extract from Saturday Night of article entitled 'Canada's place in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) moral and material' relating to Canada's role in NATO. Printed, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/16/16

1954 Jul 5

Text of statement given by Ismay at a press conference in London relating to reasons for delay in visiting the UK; the work of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); his plans for the visit. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/16/17

1954 Jul 6

Text of speech by Ismay at the Houses of Parliament relating to the aims, structure and operation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript with manuscript annotations, 15pp


ISMAY: 3/16/18

[1954 Sep 18]

Text of brief radio statement by Ismay on arrival in Lisbon, Portugal. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/16/19

1954 Sep 18

Text of press statement by Ismay for conference in Lisbon, Portugal relating to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) exhibition 'Alliance for peace'; the military strength of NATO; the growing unity between the NATO countries; the issue of the Federal Republic of Germany; the proposed publication of NATO. The first five years, 1949-1954 by Ismay (NATO, Paris, 1954). Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/16/20

1954 Sep 20

Text of speech by Ismay at the opening ceremony of the Atlantic exhibition at Lisbon, Portugal on the significance of the exhibition and its message. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/16/21

1954 Sep 20

Text of speech by Ismay at lunch given by the Portuguese Foreign Affairs Minister relating to Portugal's dispute with India over Goa and the issue of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s relationship with the Federal Republic of Germany. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/16/22

1954 Sep

Article by Henry Tosti Russell entitled 'Welcome to Portugal' describing an interview with Ismay for Jornal do comercio relating to the aims and past achievements of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the possibility of future closer European union. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/16/23

[1954 Jul 12]

Text of speech by Ismay in Reykjavik, Iceland relating to the aims of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the role of Iceland within NATO. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/16/24

1954 Nov

Statement by Ismay for Ons Leger (our army), Royal Netherlands Association relating to the achievements of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in the five years since it was set up. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/16/25

1954 Nov 5

Text of lecture by Ismay to the Royal United Services Institution entitled 'North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO): what it is and how it works', NATO speech series no. 62. Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/16/26

1954-1955

from Progress, winter 1954-1955 of article entitled 'Pax Atlantica' relating to the aims and operation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Printed, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/16/27

[1955]

Index sheet of speeches from 3/16/1-25. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/17 Speeches made by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), volume 5, 1955-1956


ISMAY: 3/17/1

1955 Mar 3, Sep 9

Text of speech by Ismay to visitors to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Headquarters from NATO Defence College entitled 'The political aspects of NATO' relating to the political aspects of NATO includes references to restricted and private meetings of the Council and references to the attitude of the USSR; text of similar speech. Typescript, 23pp


ISMAY: 3/17/2

1955 Mar 11

Text of address by Ismay at the University of Reading, Berkshire relating to reasons for the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), its aims and organisation. Typescript with manuscript annotations, 25pp


ISMAY: 3/17/3

1955 Mar 9

Text of speech by Ismay at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) relating to the working patterns of Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/17/4

1955 Mar 31

Text of broadcast by Ismay in Paris, France on the occasion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s sixth anniversary relating to NATO's achievements to date. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/17/5

1955 Jun 23

Text of speech to Atlantic Treaty Association relating to article 2 of the Atlantic Treaty and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s lack of progress in promoting financial co-operation, assisting emigration schemes, but success in promoting NATO's aims through financing journalists, staging exhibitions, producing books and films. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/17/6

1955 Jul 4

Text of broadcast by Ismay from Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany relating to the work of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in promoting peace in Europe. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/17/7

1955 Jul 4

Text of speech by Ismay at a dinner given by the German (Federal Republic of Germany) Foreign Minister relating to the role of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in resisting Soviet pressure and efforts of the USSR to prevent FRG from joining NATO. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/17/8

1955 Jul 5

Text of statement by Ismay given at lunch held by the German press club giving a resume of his visit to Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany; press statement by Ismay for German and foreign press in Bonn relating to the aims and structure of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), in English and French. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/17/9

1955 Jul 18-22

Briefing given by Ismay at meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) parliamentarians, including address from Gen de Chassey, Standing Group Liaison Officer to the North Atlantic Council on the military structure of NATO, mentions the use of Atomic weapons; NATO dependence on USA; relationship between NATO and the Western European Union (WEU). Typescript, 14p


ISMAY: 3/17/10

1955 Sep 30

Text of speech by Ismay to the Danish Society for the North Atlantic Pact and Democracy at Copenhagen, Denmark, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, relating to the promotional work of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and offering their resources to promote their work in Denmark and the achievements of NATO to date, (NATO) speech series no.69. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/17/11

1955 Sep 11

Notes for speech by Ismay at Prime Minister's dinner, Copenhagen, Denmark relating to his previous visit to Denmark and recent changes in the attitude of the USSR. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/17/12

1955 Oct 27

Text of address by Ismay to the Danish Defence Committee relating to recent changes in techniques of warfare; importance of a central defence organisation; the implications for Denmark of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Annual Review. Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/17/13

1955 Nov 14

Text of farewell speech by Ismay to AM Lawrence Darvall on his departure from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College relating to his career at the College. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/17/14

1956 Jan

Paper by Ismay for publication in The Scotsman entitled 'The causes, purposes and hopes of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/17/15

1956 Jan 26

Record of remarks made by Ismay welcoming members of the European Conference to the headquarters of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France relating to the current international problems facing the members of NATO and the continued importance of the Treaty. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/17/16

1956 Feb 22

Text of speech by Ismay at George Washington dinner relating to Anglo-American history; the current international problems facing the members of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/17/17

1956 Feb 24

Text of lecture given by Ismay at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College entitled 'General organisation of NATO'. With organisation chart showing NATO structure. Typescript and printed chart, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/17/18

1956 [Apr 4]

Text of speech by Ismay on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and seventh anniversary of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to the aims of NATO. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/17/19

1956 Apr 13

Text of speech by Ismay to the seventeenth conference of American Women's Activities in Europe relating to the reasons for the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), its aims, structure, work and achievements to date. Typescript, 11pp


ISMAY: 3/17/20

1956 Apr 20

Text of talk by Ismay to senior staff of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to uncertainty amongst the staff and reports in the press of difficulties within NATO and Ismay's summary of problems faced by NATO. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/17/21

[1956]

Index sheet of speeches from 3/17/1-20. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/18 Speeches made by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), volume 6, 1956


ISMAY: 3/18/1

1956 May 4-5

Paper by Ismay entitled 'Thoughts on the Ministerial Meeting held on the 4 and 5 of May, 1956' describing reasons for the perception of the meeting as a disappointment; manuscript notes on the ministerial meeting; statement by Ismay on the progress report of the North Atlantic Council explaining the sections dealing with emergency planning; text of lecture by Ismay to the US War College relating to the operation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the Council of Permanent Representatives. Typescript and manuscript, 11pp


ISMAY: 3/18/2

1956 May 11

Text of lecture by Ismay to UK Parliamentarians relating to the structure of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), its aims, structure and operation. Typescript with manuscript annotations, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/18/3

1956 May 7

Text of speech by Ismay to the North Atlantic Committee in Oslo, Norway relating to the growing strength of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); USSR's attempts to prevent Norway joining NATO; the apparent change in Soviet attitudes towards the Western European countries and NATO. NATO speech series, no.79. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/18/4

1956 May 16

Text of Ismay's speech at a dinner in Oslo, Norway relating to the problems currently faced by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/18/5

[1956] May 23

Text of briefing speech by Ismay to the ladies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College relating to the civil side of NATO's work. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/18/6

1956 May 25

Text of lecture by Ismay to the Canadian Defence College relating to the current situation in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); plans for the future; greater expansion into non-military activities; problems faced by NATO. Typescript, 14pp


ISMAY: 3/18/7

1956 May 28

Text of speech by Ismay to welcome US journalists relating to the political situation which led to the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); the purpose of NATO; changing tactics of the USSR in relation to NATO. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/18/8

1956 May 31

Text of speech by Ismay to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College entitled 'Political position of NATO'. Typescript with manuscript annotations, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/18/9

1956 Jun 5

Text of speech by Ismay to political council of the Junior Carlton Club relating to reasons for the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), its work and achievements to date. With note that same speech also given to Administrative Staff College, Henley, Berkshire. Typescript with manuscript annotations, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/18/10

1956 Jun 10

Text of speech by Ismay at lunch at Cercle de l'Union relating to the reasons for the formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), its organisation and operation. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/18/11

1956 Jun 12

Text of briefing by Ismay to the British Atlantic Committee relating to the importance of voluntary organisations in promoting the work of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/18/12

1956 Jul 17

Text of lecture by Ismay to Oxford seminar on 'Problems of international organisations', relating to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Manuscript and typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/18/13

[1956 Jul 19]

Notes for speech by Ismay at a Jubilee Banquet of Insurance Brokers at Mansion House, London relating to the USSR's apparent change of attitude towards North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Manuscript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/18/14

1956 Sep 7

Text of speech to students of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College relating to expansion of structure of NATO as outlined in Ismay's book, NATO. The first five years, 1949-1954 (NATO, Paris, 1954); developments since the publication of the book; Ismay's views on the present political situation. Typescript, 11pp


ISMAY: 3/18/15

1956 Sep 20

Text of lecture by Ismay to Institute of Directors at Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France relating to the reasons for the creation of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), its organisation and operation. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/18/16

1956 Oct 27

Text of lecture by Ismay to the International Civil Service training Organisation at Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France entitled 'The current problems of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)', NATO speech series no. 82. With annotated typescript notes for lecture. Typescript, 13pp


ISMAY: 3/18/17

1956 Nov 9

Notes for a speech by Ismay relating to the work of Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and his contribution to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/18/18

[1956]

Index sheet of speeches from 3/18/1-17. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/19 Speeches made by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), volume 7, 1956-1957


ISMAY: 3/19/1

1956 Nov 16

Transferred to 3/4/15


ISMAY: 3/19/2

1956 Nov 19

Text of speech by Ismay to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Parliamentarians conference relating to general NATO policy and operation. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/19/3

1956 Nov

Text of BBC broadcast by Ismay relating to the work of Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and his contribution to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/19/4

1957 Jan 24

Text of speech by Ismay at lunch of British Embassy church council relating to his coming retirement. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/19/5

1957 Feb 21

Text of speech by Ismay to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Defence College relating to the background to the signing of the treaty and its limitations. Typescript, 12pp


ISMAY: 3/19/6

1957 Apr 25

Text of speech by Ismay at American Club of Paris lunch relating to his impending retirement; the new Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, US Gen Lauris Norstad; recent visit to Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/19/7

1957 May 1

Statement by Ismay for press conference in Bonn, West Germany relating to the ministerial meeting of the North Atlantic Council to take place the following day; his impending retirement; achievements of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to date; his successor as Secretary general of NATO, Belgian Foreign Minister Paul Henry Spaak. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/19/8

1957 May 2

Transferred to 4/col/14/2


ISMAY: 3/19/9

1957 May 7

Text of lecture by Ismay to US War College at Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France relating to recent developments in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and current problems faced. Typescript and manuscript annotations, 11pp


ISMAY: 3/19/10

1957 Jun 4

Text of speech by Ismay to the English speaking Union relating to his recent departure from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and his thoughts on the aims and function of NATO and its achievements to date. With text of the lecture entitled 'Rules for NATO conduct' produced as NATO speech series no. 89. Typescript, 16pp


ISMAY: 3/19/11

[1957]

Index sheet of speeches from 3/19/1-10. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/20 Speeches made at press conferences by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), 1952-1956


ISMAY: 3/20/1

1952 Oct

Notes by Ismay for speech at press conference on visit to Paris of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) standing group. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/20/2

1952 Dec 14

Statement by Ismay for press conference giving background on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s organisation and operation for the ministerial session of North Atlantic Council. Typescript, 13pp


ISMAY: 3/20/3

1953 Feb 19

Notes by Ismay for press conferences relating to his visit to the USA and Canada; civil defence; floods in the Netherlands, Belgium and UK; annual review. With outline of assistance given to flooded countries. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/20/4

1953 Apr 2

Transcript of press conference given by Ismay relating to his visit to the USA and Canada; assistance given by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) following recent natural disasters; possible Soviet moves for peace; statement on NATO by FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein in Washington DC, USA. Typescript, 5pp


ISMAY: 3/20/5

1953 Apr 16

Transcript of press conference given by Ismay relating to the forthcoming North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) ministerial meeting; annual review; speech by Dwight David Eisenhower, US President relating to NATO. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/20/6

1953 Apr 22

Notes by Ismay for press conference giving background information to the ministerial meeting due to take place the following day. Typescript, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/20/7

1953 May 28

Notes by Ismay for press conference relating to a recent visits to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries particularly Greece and Turkey. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/20/8

1953 Sep 24

Introductory remarks by Ismay for press conference relating to resolution on the rehabilitation of the Greek Islands devastated by the recent earthquake; progress report on infrastructure; programme for armament production; forthcoming and recent international manoeuvres. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/20/9

1953 Oct 28

Note by Ismay for press conference outlining intention to speak on progress in the communications programme. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/20/10

1953 Dec 18

Notes by Ismay for press conference relating to forthcoming ministerial session of the North Atlantic Council and outlining the agenda for the meeting including discussion of growing unity within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); development of infrastructure; construction of airfields; telecommunications; petroleum pipeline and storage system; defence production programmes; peace time emergency measures; meetings with parliamentarians; dissemination of information. Typescript, 13pp


ISMAY: 3/20/11

1955 Jan 13-Apr 21

Notes by Ismay for press conference relating to civil defence, introducing WC Sir John Hodsoll civil defence consultant to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); note announcing press conference; press release relating to civil defence and NATO's announcement of the appointment of Hodsoll and Raymond Rudler as civil defence advisors. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/20/12

1955 Oct 24

Text of press conference by Ismay relating to the agenda for the ministerial meeting; the forthcoming Geneva conference, Switzerland; the defence ministers meeting; North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s current problems. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/20/13

1955 Dec 14

Note by Ismay for press conference informing press of items on the agenda on the forthcoming ministerial meeting. Typescript, 7pp


ISMAY: 3/20/14

1955 Dec 10

Text of speech by Ismay at press conference for ministerial meeting relating to changes in Soviet tactics since the death of Stalin, Soviet Prime Minister; possible North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) involvement in economic and political fields; need for further military expansion by NATO; NATO information activities. Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/21 Secretary General's progress reports, 1952-1956


ISMAY: 3/21/1

1952 Dec 8-9

Progress report by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) submitted in accordance with decision at Lisbon, Portugal that Secretary General should submit a report every six months on progress in carrying programme into effect; reorganisation of NATO; site for NATO headquarters; Secretary General's tours; annual military review; development of infrastructure; promotion of NATO; article 2 of the North Atlantic Treaty; emergency planning; relations with other international organisations; European Defence Community (EDC); trade unions. With appendices o NATO secretariat, organisation and international staff, military structure. Typescript, 27pp


ISMAY: 3/21/2

1952 Apr 18

Progress report by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) includes annexes by S Fenoaltea, Chairman, Information policy group; Arnold Danford Patrick Heeney, chairman, working group on social and cultural co-operation; A Russi-Longi, working group on labour mobility; Rene Edmond Sergent, Committee on war time commodity problems and food and agriculture planning committee; E Dorges, planning board for European inland surface transport; Sir Thomas Gilmour Jenkins, planning board for ocean shipping; F Hoyer-Millar, committee on civil organisation in time of war, Typescript, 26pp


ISMAY: 3/21/3

1953 Dec 7

Progress report by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to the appointment of Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe 11 Jul 1953; projected publication of Ismay's book, NATO. The first five years, 1949-1954 (NATO, Paris, 1954); report on defence build up, emergency planning. Typescript 21pp and printed charts


ISMAY: 3/21/4

1954 Apr

Progress report by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), report not circulated includes further information on the publication of Ismay's book, NATO. The first five years, 1949-1954 (NATO, Paris, 1954); political consultation; emergency planning; fifth anniversary of NATO; development of infrastructure; NATO handbook; NATO film 'Alliance for peace'. Typescript, 8pp


ISMAY: 3/21/5

1954 Dec 9

Progress report by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) 3 Dec 1953-7 Dec 1954, relating to new NATO headquarters; political consultation; economic comparison between NATO countries and Soviet bloc; publication of Ismay's book, NATO. The first five years, 1949-1954 (NATO, Paris, 1954). Typescript, 21pp and printed chart


ISMAY: 3/21/6

1955 Apr 29

Progress report by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), 8 Dec 1954-30 Apr 1955 relating to agreement for co-operation regarding atomic information; co-ordination of civil and military air operations in Europe; work under article 2 of the North Atlantic Treaty; declaration of Atlantic unity. Typescript and printed, 14pp


ISMAY: 3/21/7

1955 Dec 7

Progress report by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), 1 May 1955-30 Nov 1955 relating to signature of agreement for co-operation regarding atomic information; promotional activities; NATO fellowship and scholarship programme. Typescript, 19pp


ISMAY: 3/21/8

1955 Apr 25

Progress report by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), 1 Dec 10955-21 Apr 1956 relating to the replacement of Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther as Supreme Allied Commander by US Gen Lauris Norstad and Van Nredenburg's replacement as Deputy Secretary general, NATO by Netherlands Baron Adolph (Willem Carel) Bentinck. With annex on air co-ordinations of civil and military air operations in Europe. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/21/9

1956 Dec 4-7

Progress report by Ismay as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), 21 Apr-30 Nov 1956 relating to the 'Committee of Three' (consisting of Dr Gaetano Martino, Italy, Halvard Lange, Norway and Lester Bowles Pearson, Secretary of State for External Affairs, Canada) and their advice on improving and extending NATO co-operation in non-military fields. With addendum on civil defence and medical committee. Typescript, 18pp


ISMAY: 3/21/10

1956 Jul 30

A history of the flags of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries, (NATO, ...), with covering letter from NATO Defence College to Laura Kathleen Ismay, Lady Ismay enclosing booklet.


ISMAY: 3/22 Correspondence and papers relating to Ismay's attendance at the Bermuda conference as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), 1953


ISMAY: 3/22/1

1953 Jun 23

Letter from Ismay to John C Hughes, US North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Permanent Representative, requesting that letter from Ismay be despatched to US Secretary of State, John Foster Dilles requesting that he be summoned to Bermuda conference Dec 1953 between UK, USA and France as NATO observer and advisor. Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/22/2

1953 Nov 15

Letter from Geoffrey Parsons and C P Scott to Ismay relating to Ismay's invitation to the Bermuda conference Dec 1953 between UK, USA and France and suggesting that Ismay take North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s press officer. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/22/3

[1953 Dec]

Ismay's notes for meeting on 6 Dec 1953 on the 'New look' at defence build up for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/22/4

[1953 Dec]

Record of meeting at Bermuda, 6 Dec 1953 including Ismay and the foreign ministers of France, Georges Bidault; the UK, Rt Hon Sir (Robert) Anthony Eden and the USA, John Foster Dulles. Typescript, 11pp


ISMAY: 3/22/5

1953 Dec 12

Record of meeting at Bermuda, 7 Dec 1953 including Ismay and the foreign ministers of France, Georges Bidault; the UK, Rt Hon Sir (Robert) Anthony Eden and the USA, John Foster Dulles. Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/22/6

1953 Dec 8

Note by Ismay on breakfast with US President, Dwight David Eisenhower and US Gen Douglas MacArthur relating to the European Defence Community (EDC); problem of German contribution to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/22/7

1953 Dec 11

Statement by Ismay to informal meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) council of Bermuda conference. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/23 Papers relating to Ismay's farewell visits as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), 1957


ISMAY: 3/23/1-24

1957 Feb 20

Letters from Ismay to Permanent Representatives of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and Foreign Ministers of Iceland, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Canada, Portugal, Turkey, Denmark, USA, Greece and Norway explaining that he would be unable to make farewell visits on medical advice. 1 file


ISMAY: 3/23/25-39

1957 Feb 22-Apr 11

Replies to Ismay's letters to Permanent Representatives of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and Foreign Ministers of Iceland, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Canada, Portugal, Turkey, Denmark, USA, Greece and Norway explaining that he would be unable to make farewell visits on medical advice. 1 file


ISMAY: 3/24 Correspondence relating to Ismay's farewell visits as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), 1956-1957


ISMAY: 3/24/1

1956 Dec 18

Farewell letter to Ismay at the end of his appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) from George [Magoffin Humphrey], Secretary of the Treasury, Washington DC, USA. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/24/2-11

1957 Mar-May

Farewell letters to Ismay at the end of his appointment as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) including letters from Georges Bidault, French Foreign Minister and Lithgow Osbourn, Chief of Staff Allied Command Europe. 1 file


ISMAY: 3/24/12

1956 Dec 14

Extract from verbatim record of North Atlantic Council meeting at which Ismay's resignation as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and his replacement by Belgian Foreign Minister Paul Henry Spaak was announced, including speeches by Lester Bowles Pearson, Secretary of State for External Affairs, Canada; Christien Pineau, French Minister for Foreign Affairs; Joseph M A H Luns; John Foster Dulles, US Foreign Minister; John Selwyn Brooke Selwyn-Lloyd, UK Minister of State, Foreign Office ; Halvard Lange, Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs; P Da Cunha, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs; M J Bech, Luxembourg Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs; E Averof, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs; Spaak and Ismay. With letter from Ismay relating to his resignation and proposing that Spaak should succeed him. Typescript, 10pp


ISMAY: 3/24/13

[1956]

Brief for the chairman of the North Atlantic Council (Dr Gaetano Martino) from Ismay requesting that the chairman raise the issue of his resignation and successor as Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) under 'any other business' in the next meeting and suggesting April as a possible date for change over. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/24/14

1956 Dec 12

Letter from Ismay to Dr Gaetano Martino, chairman of the North Atlantic Council formally submitting his resignation. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/24/15

[1957 Apr 4]

Text of farewell address by Ismay at ceremony for the sixth anniversary of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) relating to past changes in the supreme command and the work of SHAPE. Typescript, 2pp


ISMAY: 3/24/16

1957 May 13

Press release relating to the farewell ceremony for Ismay held at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France before his departure from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on 14 May 1957 including text of speeches by Andrea de Staercke, Belgian Permanent Representative, NATO; L D Wilgress, Canadian Permanent Representative, NATO; M A Wassard, Danish Permanent Representative, NATO; Alexandre Parodi, French Permanent Representative, NATO; Herbert Blankenhorn, German Permanent Representative, NATO; Michael Melas, Greek Permanent Representative, NATO; Hans G Anderson, Iceland's Permanent Representative, NATO; Adolfo Alessandini, Italian Permanent Representative, NATO; Nicolas Hommel, Luxembourg's Permanent Representative, NATO; E N van Kleffans, Netherlands' Permanent Representative, NATO; Jens M Boyesen Norwegian Permanent Representative, NATO; Comte de Tovar, Portuguese Permanent Representative, NATO; Mehmet Ali Tiney, Turkish Permanent Representative, NATO; Sir Frank Roberts, UK's Permanent Representative, NATO; George W Perkins, US Permanent Representative, NATO. With text of speech in reply by Ismay; telegram from Belgian Foreign Minister Paul Henry Spaak, Ismay's successor as Secretary General, NATO. Typescript, 16pp


ISMAY: 3/24/17

1957 May 13

Text of farewell speech by Ismay at North Atlantic Council dinner thanking the Council for their leaving gift and looking back on his service as Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 4pp


ISMAY: 3/24/18

[1957 May 10]

Text of speech on Ismay and his service to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) delivered at a farewell lunch given for Ismay. Typescript, in French, 6pp


ISMAY: 3/24/19

[1957] May 10

Text of speech by Ismay at dinner given by Alexandre Parodi, French Permanent Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) relating to the importance of NATO in opposing the threat from the USSR; the role of NATO in his career. Typescript, French, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/24/20

[1956]

List of files to be taken to England by Ismay after his departure as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 3pp


ISMAY: 3/24/21

1957 Jun 12

Letter from A J Bastin, Director of Administration, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) apologising for an error in Ismay's final salary payment. Typescript, 1p


ISMAY: 3/24/22

1957 Apr 17-Jun 19

Papers relating to Ismay's final salary payment from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Typescript, 9pp


ISMAY: 3/25 Photographs mainly of Ismay carrying out various North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) official duties


ISMAY: 3/25/1

[1952-1957]

Photographs mainly of Ismay carrying out various North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) official duties, several photographs featuring Gen Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. 47 photographs


ISMAY: 3/26 Certificate awarded to Ismay by the Paris branch of the British Legion


ISMAY: 3/26/1

1957

Certificate awarded to Ismay by the Paris branch of the British Legion thanking him for his support of the branch during his period resident in Paris as Secretary General, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). 1 certificate

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