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HAMILTON, Gen Sir Ian Standish Monteith (1853-1947)
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Daily orders for Natal Field Force, 1899-1900

Printed daily Natal Field Force orders, nos 203-541, issued by Maj Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, Chief of Staff to Lt Gen George Stuart White, commanding Natal Field Force, Ladysmith, mainly covering arrangements for water supplies, rations, forage, appointments of officers, pay, stray horses and including general news for troops. 1 file, 104pp

Copy telegrams sent by staff of GOC 10 Division, South Africa, Mar-Apr 1900

Volume of carbon copies of telegrams, nos 1-183, dispatched by staff of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, including to Maj Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and Aspall, Chief of Staff, South Africa, on state of supplies of 6 Bde, 16 Mar; to Kitchener, requesting permission to transfer enteric fever casualties to hospital, 21 Mar; to General Officer Commanding 6 Bde, notifying him of dispatch of ambulances to move a field hospital, 3 Apr. 1 vol

Daily orders for Natal Army, Mar-Apr 1900

Printed Natal Army Daily Orders, nos 28-65, issued by Col Herbert Scott Gould Miles, Chief of Staff to Gen Sir Redvers Henry Buller, commanding Natal Army, Ladysmith, mainly relating to appointments of officers, administrative returns, sick and stray horses, pay, officers granted leave of absence, musketry practice and postal and telegraph arrangements (Orders 6-7 Mar are typescript duplicates, orders nos 1-27 missing). 1 file, 36pp

Letters to Jean Hamilton from Captain George Brasier-Creagh, 1893-1900, on subjects including his courtship of her sister Edyth

Letters received by Jean Miller Hamilton from Capt George Percy Brasier-Creagh, including his courtship of Jean's sister Edyth Mary Muir, 21 Jan 1893; his command of cavalry unit 'Roberts' Horse' in the Second Boer War, 18 Apr 1900. 1 file, 3 letters

Telegraphic correspondence of staff of GOC 10 Division, South Africa, Apr 1900

Telegrams received and dispatched by staff of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, including to Maj Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and Aspall, Chief of Staff, South Africa, reporting lack of Principal Medical Officer and bearer company, and seeking permission to commandeer ambulances and carts, 26 Apr; from Military Secretary, HQ, ordering six inch gun and crew to be left for use at Warrenton, Cape Colony, 29 Apr. With daily indexes. 1 file

Correspondence of Lieutenant General Sir Archibald Hunter as GOC 10 Division, South Africa, Apr-May 1900

Correspondence of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter as General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, mainly relating to the advance of 10 Div from Warrenton to Fourteen Streams, Cape Colony, 6 May, including incoming and outgoing telegrams, and manuscript copies of orders for the move, 30 Apr and 6 May. With manuscript copy of memorandum from Maj Gen George Henry Marshall, Commanding Officer Royal Artillery, on move of Maxim gun sections from Stellenbosch to Kimberley, Cape Colony, 17 Apr. 1 file

Copy telegrams sent by staff of GOC 10 Division, South Africa, Apr-May 1900

Volume of carbon copies of telegrams, nos 184-369, dispatched by staff of General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, including to Maj Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and Aspall, Chief of Staff, South Africa, 6 May, giving details of 10 Div casualties at battle of Rooidam (5 May); to Col Sir Charles Sim Bremridge Parsons, Assistant Inspector General Lines of Communication, requesting he arrange transport for five companies of Royal Dublin Fusiliers to move from Barkly West, Cape Colony, 8 May; to Lt Gen Sir Frederick William Edward Forestier Forestier-Walker, Commanding Lines of Communication, South Africa, requesting dispatch of six inch shrapnel shells, 10 May. 1 vol

Telegrams received by staff of GOC 10 Division, South Africa, Mar-May 1900

Telegrams received by staff of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, including from Maj Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and Aspall, Chief of Staff, South Africa, ordering 6 Bde to escort four naval guns to Elandslaagte, Natal, 11 Mar; from Intelligence HQ, Capetown, with daily news bulletin, 13 Mar, reporting peace proposals made by Boer leaders and defeat of Boer forces by FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Baron Roberts of Kandahar and Waterford, Commander in Chief South Africa at the battle of Driefontein (10 Mar); from Principal Medical Officer, Natal Army, proposing to send a field hospital to Hydes Farm, Ladysmith to relieve 5 Bde field hospital, 31 Mar; from Kitchener, informing that 4 Div were to assume the scouting duties of 10 Div at Modderspruit camp, 2 Apr. With separate notebook index to telegrams. 1 file, 1 notebook

Correspondence of Lieutenant General Sir Archibald Hunter as GOC 10 Division, South Africa, Feb-May 1900

Correspondence of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter as General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, (mainly manuscript office copies of telegrams, returns, and memoranda with some original incoming telegrams) mostly relating to correspondence with 5 Bde and 6 Bde, including names of officers commanding units in 5 Bde, 16 March; papers relating to Courts of Inquiry on losses of arms and equipment in action; papers relating to Field General Courts Martial of Driver George Chapman, 27 Company, Army Service Corps, 15 Mar, and Gunner Alfred Haram Diggines, 28 Battery, Royal Field Artillery, 28 Mar; details of troops and horses embarking at Cape Town for Natal; report of Maj Edmond Townsend, Principal Medical Officer, 10 Div, on health of men, prevalence of disease and admissions to hospitals, 2 Apr; plans of graves and register of burials at 5 Bde and 6 Bde Field Hospitals, Thornhill Camp, Ladysmith, 5 Mar-7 Apr; returns of casualties incurred at Rooidam, Transvaal, 5 May; list of men in 1 Bn Border Regt, 9 May; reports on movement of 10 Div on Christiana, Transvaal, 14-16 May. 1 file

Telegrams to Lieutenant General Sir Archibald Hunter, GOC 10 Division, South Africa, May 1900

Telegrams received by Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, including from Maj Gen Arthur Henry Paget, reporting the advance of his 20 Bde on Boer forces near Warrenton, Cape Colony, 5 May; from FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Baron Roberts of Kandahar and Waterford, Commander in Chief South Africa, reporting his capture of Kroonstad, Orange River Colony, 13 May; from Military Secretary, HQ, enquiring on the behaviour of Hunter's troops in Vryburg district following Boer allegations of property destruction, wanton slaughter of animals, and ill treatment of the sick, 18 May; from Maj Gen Geoffry Barton, commanding 6 Bde, reporting the entry of the column of Brig Gen Bryan Thomas Mahon into Mafeking, 21 May. With daily indexes. 1 file

Scrapbook of telegrams, photographs, copy letters and press cuttings relating to the Second Boer War, 1899-1900

Scrapbook relating to Hamilton's service in the Second Boer War, including telegrams notifying Hamilton of his selection for staff duties in South Africa, 9 Sep, and to Jean Hamilton informing her of Hamilton's successful action at Wagon Hill, 8 Jan; copies of press photographs, including retreating British forces in Ladysmith, 30 Oct, Nicholson's Nek, British ambulance wagon, British troops with Maxim machine gun, Royal Engineers gunnery observation balloon, detachment of the Royal Naval Div, firing line of 1 Bn Devonshire Regt; newspaper cuttings on the battle of Elandslaagte and Hamilton's recommendation for the Victoria Cross, 23 Oct-25 Nov; on the battle of Ladysmith, 1-4 Nov; on the repulse of Boer attacks at Wagon Hill and Caesar's Camp, Ladysmith, 8 Jan, on the relief of Ladysmith, 2-3 Mar. With manuscript letter to Lt Gen Sir George Stuart White, from Lt Gen Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke, with congratulations on his appointment as governor of Gibraltar and compliments on Hamilton's recent camp of instruction, 29 Aug 1899; typescript copies of two letters from Lt Archibald James Leofric Temple-Blackwood, Earl of Ava, at Ladysmith, to his parents Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava and Harriet Georgina Hamilton-Temple Blackwood, 1st Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava, on his experience of the battle of Elandslaagte, 23 Oct and 25 Oct 1899. 1 vol

Copy telegrams sent by staff of GOC 10 Division, South Africa, May 1900

Volume of carbon copies of telegrams, nos 370-527, dispatched by staff of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, including to FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Baron Roberts of Kandahar and Waterford, Commander in Chief South Africa, on his advance to Christiana, Transvaal, and estimates of strength of Boer forces entrenched there, 15 May; to Maj Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and Aspall, Chief of Staff, South Africa, with field state report of 10 Div, 19 May; to Casualty Office, Capetown, 25 May, with casualty list from engagement with Boer forces outside Mafeking (16 May). 1 vol

Telegrams received by staff of GOC 10 Division, South Africa, May 1900

Telegrams received by staff of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, including from Maj Gen Geoffry Barton, reporting the entry of his 6 Bde into Vryburg, Cape Colony, 23 May; from Maj Gen Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 26 May, with casualty list from engagement outside Mafeking (16 May); from Director of Military Intelligence, on the occupation by British forces of Elandsfontein, with capture of locomotives and rolling stock, and estimates of Boer forces between Senekal and Bethlehem, Orange River Colony 29 May. With manuscript letter, 21 May, from Barton, reporting his entry into Taungs, Cape Colony. With daily indexes. 1 file

Black and White Budget magazines with illustrated articles on the Second Boer War, 1900

Black and white budget, three magazines containing photographs and articles on the Second Boer War, including 3 Feb (vol 2 no 17) featuring the battle of Colenso, 15 Dec 1899; 12 May (vol 3 no 31) featuring photographs of British dead at Spion Kop, 24 Jan 1900 and Boer prisoners of war at Capetown; 2 Jun (vol 3 no 34) featuring the relief of Mafeking, 17 May 1900 with cover photograph of Hamilton. 3 magazines

Copy telegrams sent by staff of GOC 10 Division, South Africa, May-Jun 1900

Volume of carbon copies of telegrams, nos 528-643, dispatched by staff of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, including to Maj Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and Aspall, Chief of Staff, South Africa, with field state report of 10 Div, 27 May; to FM Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Baron Roberts of Kandahar and Waterford, Commander in Chief South Africa, relaying message from Maj Gen Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell on the withdrawal of Boer forces to Lichtenburg, Transvaal, and the escape of British subjects from Zeerust jail, 28 May; to Sir Alfed Milner, High Commissioner, reporting his occupation of Lichtenburg and the looting of Boer farms by native Africans, 2 Jun. 1 vol

Copy telegrams sent by staff of GOC 10 Division, South Africa, 4-8 Jun 1900

Carbon copies of telegrams, nos 644-691, dispatched by staff of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, including to Maj Gen Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell on his request for additional officers, 6 Jun; to Maj Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and Aspall, Chief of Staff, South Africa, on state of his rations and supplies at Potchefstroom, Western Transvaal, 6 Jun; to Commanding Officer, Fourteen Streams, giving form of words for receipt of arms from Boer commandos and oath of no further armed participation, 6 Jun. 1 notebook

Copy telegrams sent by staff of GOC 10 Division, South Africa, 4-9 Jun 1900

Carbon copies of telegrams, nos 001-040, dispatched by staff of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, Western Transvaal, including to Maj Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and Aspall, Chief of Staff, South Africa, Col Sir Charles Sim Bremridge Parsons, Assistant Inspector General Lines of Communication, Maj Gen Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell and others, on the deployment of 10 Div around Ventersdorp, Lichtenburg and Potchefstroom, and on garrison strengths for occupation of Christiana and Bloemhof, 5 Jun; to Baden-Powell, informing him of seizure of Kroonstad by Boer Gen Christiaan Rudolph De Wet, 9 Jun. 1 notebook

Copy telegrams sent by staff of GOC 10 Division, South Africa, Jun 1900

Carbon copies of telegrams, nos 691-738, dispatched by staff of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, including request to Brig Gen Bryan Thomas Mahon, commanding 10 Div cavalry, to arrange a train for 800 troops to leave Frederikstad for Potchefstroom, Western Transvaal, 12 Jun; to Maj Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and Aspall, Chief of Staff, South Africa, with field state report of 10 Div, 14 Jun; to Maj Gen Arthur Fitzroy Hart, commanding 5 Bde, requesting a Royal Engineers' balloon section and ammunition column, 14 Jun. 1 notebook

Copy letters and telegrams sent by Hunter as GOC 10 Division, South Africa, May-Jun 1900

Letter book of Lt Gen Sir Archibald Hunter, General Officer Commanding 10 Div, South African Field Force, containing carbon copies of letters and telegrams from Hunter with some incoming telegrams, including letter to Maj Gen Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Baron Kitchener of Khartoum and Aspall, Chief of Staff, notifying him of officers who rendered valuable service to the transport logistics of the flying column of Brig Gen Bryan Thomas Mahon, 22 May; telegram to Maj Gen Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell at Mafeking, requesting release of Mahon's transport to assist in protection of railways, 26 May; letter to Kitchener, 7 Jun, enclosing report by Mahon, 23 May, on the operations and progress of his flying column from Barkly West to relieve Mafeking, 4-17 May; letter from Hunter to commander of Boer forces in Krugersdorp, Transvaal, demanding the surrender of his troops and the town, 18 Jun. 1 vol

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