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Letters from Hamilton to his father Colonel Christian Hamilton, 1874-1884, relating to life and military service in India, South Africa and Sudan

Letters sent by Hamilton to his father Col Christian Vereker Monteith Hamilton, mainly relating to Hamilton's life in India, including his hunting expedition at Buckree Wallah Nullah, Pir Punjal Range, 20 May 1875; the injury to his left wrist received at the Battle of Majuba Hill, First Boer War, 1881, and his desire to seek treatement from Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, 5 Aug 1881; his proposal to accept the post of aide-de-camp to Maj Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Bt, Commander-in-Chief Madras, 24 Jan 1882; his attachment to 1st Bn The Gordon Highlanders in Egypt for service in the First Sudan Expedition, 17 Nov 1884. With 'A tournament at Ooty', newspaper cutting on sports at Ootacamund, India, The Pioneer,14 Oct 1884. 1 file, 13 letters. Some letters reprinted in Hamilton's Listening for the drums (Faber and Faber, London, 1944)

Letters from Hamilton to his brother Vereker Hamilton, 1874-1884, chiefly relating to life in India

Letters sent by Hamilton to his brother Vereker Monteith Hamilton, mainly relating to Hamilton's life in India, including the visit of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, to Lahore, and Hamilton's criticism of 57th (West Middlesex) Regt, 3 Feb 1876; his proposal to join an autumn campaign against Afridi tribesmen in Peshawar, 19 Aug 1876; an account of the record sized markhor he shot while hunting near Astor, 10 Sep 1876; the forthcoming march of 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Foot to Delhi for the proclamation of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, as Empress of India, 22 Oct 1876; account of a pig sticking expedition (with four sketches), 17 May 1878; regarding the possible success of his A jaunt in a junk (Kegan Paul, Trench and Co, London, 1884), 8 Oct 1883; the progress of his poetry, particularly 'The ballad of Hádji and the boar', 18 Mar 1884; his progress up the River Nile with 1st Bn The Gordon Highlanders, First Sudan Expedition, 24 Nov 1884. With letter from C A Lawson, editor of The Madras Mail, agreeing with his reviewer's criticism of A jaunt in a junk, 7 May 1884. 1 file, 56 letters. Some letters reprinted in Hamilton's Listening for the drums (Faber and Faber, London, 1944)

Copy incomplete letters, 1884, about the campaign in Egypt

Miniature photographs. Rough notes: 6 items. Photographically reduced letters, found in envelope marked: 'Communications from Gordon' and [in another hand] 'Abdel Kadi el Sourieri Effundi Con Mudir of Dougola' The letters, written between Jan & Jun 1884 are not all complete, and partly illegible. At least 4 appear to be addressed to Frank Power, Correspondent of the "Times" who was murdered on his return from Khartoum. [The Mudir of Dougola (native Governor of Dougola) apparantly received information from Gordon on 23 June, reporting that Khartoum was still holding out and asking about the expedition from Cairo. Abdel-Kader- Egyptian Minister of War, previously Gov Gen of Sudan.] Photographic enlargements of these letters have been made by King's College.

Album of photographs, 1878-1884, of Jean Hamilton's family home, Deanston House, Perthshire

Album of photographs of Deanston House, Perthshire; the Muir family, including Jean (later Jean Miller Hamilton) at Deanston and at 'The Oaks', Johnstone, Renfrewshire; Jean at Kames Castle, Isle of Arran; the wedding of Elizabeth 'Bessie' Muir to Thomas George Harry Moncreiffe, 30 Aug 1883; the Moncreiffe family at Moncreiffe House, Perthshire. 1 vol

Copy letters from Hamilton to his father and brother, 1884-1886, relating to service with the First Sudan Expedition

Photocopies of letters sent by Hamilton to his father Col Christian Vereker Monteith Hamilton and his brother Vereker Monteith Hamilton, relating to his progress up the River Nile with 1st Bn The Gordon Highlanders, First Sudan Expedition, 29 Nov 1884-6 Feb 1885. With manuscript letter from Vereker and his wife Lilian, regarding Hamilton's proposal of marriage to Jean Miller Muir, and Hamilton's Icarus (Vizetelly's one volume novels, Vol 18, 1886), 14 Sep 1886. 1 file, 7 letters

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