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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA McEwan
MCEWAN, Lt Cdr (S) Ian Paton (1917-2003)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)

McEwan, Ian Paton, 1917-2003, Lieutenant Commander

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1917; served on staff of Gen Hastings Ismay, Ministry of Defence, 1943-1945; Lieutenant Commander, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1944; died 2003.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Ian Paton McEwan, Oct 1995

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copy press cuttings, correspondence and photographs relating to Gen Hastings Lionel Ismay, collected by Ian Paton McEwan, 1943-1965. Photographs including Ismay and other high ranking Allied officials at staff meetings and conferences; press cuttings including a profile of Lord Ismay, The Observer , Jun 1947; Potsdam Conference Souvenir Number of 'All Informed: The Daily News Sheet of 4 L of C Sub Area', Aug 1945, publishing a letter of appreciation from Ismay; appreciations of Ismay published after his death, 1965; correspondence including letter from Ismay to Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill offering congratulations on behalf of the Defence Office, May 1945, with reply from Churchill; 'Expression of Appreciation by the Chiefs of Staff to the Defence Office and the Chiefs of Staff Secretariat', May 1945; message of thanks to War Cabinet and Ministry of Defence staff from Ismay, 1945.

System of arrangement

One file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

The papers of Gen Hastings Lionel Ismay are held at the Liddell Hart Centre.



Decorations: MVO

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Sept 2007

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  • International conflicts
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Churchill, Sir, Winston Leonard Spencer, 1874-1965, Knight, statesman
  • Ismay, Hastings Lionel, 1887-1965, 1st Baron Ismay of Wormington, General
  • McEwan, Ian Paton, 1917-2003, Lieutenant Commander
  • McEwan, Ian Paton, 1917-2003, Lieutenant Commander

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