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Letters from Hamilton to Jean Muir, later Jean Hamilton, 1886, including letters from Burma

Letters sent by Hamilton to his future wife Jean Miller Muir, mainly relating to their courtship, engagement and forthcoming marriage, including letters written as aide-de-camp of Lt Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Bt, Commander-in-Chief, India, on campaign in Burma. With letter to his brother-in-law Thomas George Harry Moncrieffe, 22 Nov 1886. 1 file, 61 letters. Some letters reprinted in Hamilton's Listening for the drums (Faber and Faber, London, 1944)

Copies of typescript personal diaries of Jean Hamilton, 1886-1887, and 1903-1908, including related social correspondence

Copy of typescript private diaries of Jean Miller Hamilton, Lady Hamilton, mainly comprising daily entries describing social engagements, personal opinions of friends, relations and acquaintances, literary criticism, photographs and references to her courtship and marriage to Hamilton in India, 1886-1887; reforms at the War Office, 1903-1904; the publication of Hamilton's A Staff Officer's scrap-book during the Russo-Japanese War (Edward Arnold, London, 2 vols, 1905 & 1907); life at Tidworth House, Andover, Hampshire, during Hamilton's service as General Officer Commanding Southern Command, 1905-908. Includes related social correspondence with Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP; Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton; Rt Hon John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn; FM Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Waterford and Pretoria; Walter Richard Sickert. (Does not include volume for the period Oct 1901-Aug 1903). See also Hamilton 20/1/9

Manuscripts of poems by Hamilton, 1885-1887, some subsequently published

Manuscripts of Hamilton's poems, including 'The stoic's adieu', 'To our own beech tree', 'A honeymoon song', 'To flowers', 'Sunrise', 'Regret', 'To clouds', 'Child life', 'Lines on leaving Gersappa', 'A song of common sense in love', 'The Ballad of Hádji and the boar' and 'Sonnet written to a pretty P & O passenger who fell suddenly sick in calm weather'. Many of these poems were subsequently published in his The Ballad of Hádji and other poems (Kegan Paul and Co, London, 1887) and Now and then (Methuen and Co, London, 1926). 1 file

Album of photographs of the Hamiltons, their relatives, friends and colleagues in India, 1885-1887, including fancy dress balls and weddings

Album of photographs of Hamilton and Jean Miller Hamilton, relatives, friends and colleagues in India, including fancy dress balls, Simla, 1886; wedding of Fanny Simpson, Simla 1886; Foreign Office staff, Simla, 1886; Lt Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Bt, Commander in Chief India, with his military staff; Elizabeth and Thomas George Harry Moncreiffe and their household, 1885; wedding of Hamilton and Jean Muir, Feb 1887; the Hamiltons' home at 'Stirling Castle', Simla. 1 vol

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