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Manuscripts of unpublished poems by Hamilton, 1883-1887, and translations of poems from French and German

Manuscripts of Hamilton's unpublished poems, including 'Brain fever fancies', 'An epicurean's adieu', 'The sick man to a musician', 'On posting a love letter', 'To uproar', 'To quietude', 'A reminiscence' and 'To Meena'. With his translations of French and German poems, including 'Le colimaçon' by Alexis Étienne Pierre Henri Arnoult, 'Prière' by René François Armand Sully-Prudhomme, 'Der Erlkonig' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and 'Abschied Vom Leben' by Karl Theodor Körner. 1 file

Letter from Major General Sir Frederick Roberts to Lieutenant Henry Rawlinson, 1888, on subjects including troop movements in India

Maj-Gen Sir Frederick]Roberts, Snowden, Simla, thanking Rawlinson for sending extracts of his father's letter; his idea of Russian Campaign different to Lord Wolseley's. Also he is opposed to sending troops from India towards Bagdad, especially since new railway constructed to Kan Dahor. Manuscript, 4 pp

Printed article, 'The Eastern question from an Indian point of view', 1888, on British policy in Afghanistan

Offprint of article, 'The Eastern question from an Indian point of view', (from The Fortnightly Review), author's name not supplied, regarding the 'forward policy'in Afghanistan, advocating reinforcement of the British Army in India and an alliance between Britain and Afghanistan as a defence against a potential Russian invasion of India. 15pp

Letters from Hamilton to his wife Jean Hamilton, 1888, chiefly relating to his tour through Karachi, Simla (Shimla) and Meerut, India

Letters sent by Hamilton to his wife Jean Miller Hamilton, mainly relating to Hamilton's tour through Karachi, Simla and Meerut as aide-de-camp of Lt Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Bt, Commander-in-Chief, India; Jean's tour of Europe; arrangements for Jean's return to India. With letter to his sister-in-law Elizabeth Brown Moncrieffe, 30 Jun. 1 file, 12 letters.

Letters from Hamilton to his wife Jean Hamilton, 1889, chiefly relating to his tour through Calcutta (Kolkata), Benares (Varanasi) and Lucknow, India

Letters sent by Hamilton to his wife Jean Miller Hamilton, mainly relating to Hamilton's tour through Calcutta, Benares and Lucknow as Assistant Adjutant General for Musketry in India, arrangements for Jean's return to India, and including Hamilton's accusation, 26 Feb 1889, that his article on musketry for The Fortnightly Review had been submitted in advance to Col John Frederick Maurice to enable Maurice to write a reply. 1 file, 10 letters

Printed article by Hamilton, 'Our true policy in India - a rejoinder', 1889, on British policy in Afghanistan

Offprint of article, 'Our true policy in India-a rejoinder', (from The Fortnightly Review), by 'An Indian officer' [Hamilton], regarding the 'forward policy' in Afghanistan, proposing reinforcement of the British Army in India and a British alliance with Afghanistan, and rebutting an article by Colonel John Frederick Maurice in The Fortnightly Review of Feb 1889, in which Maurice had asserted that a potential Russian invasion of India through Afghanistan was unlikely, and which had advocated blocking Russian expansionism in continental Europe by the cooperation of British military forces with other European powers. 11pp

Printed article by Hamilton, 'A progressive or retrograde zeitgeist', 1889, advocating military training for all young men

Offprint of article, 'A progressive or retrograde zeit-geist', from The Fortnightly Review), by 'An Indian officer' [Hamilton], proposing cadet military training for all youths, with continued military service on a voluntary basis, and rebutting an article by Colonel John Frederick Maurice (in The Fortnightly Review of May 1889), in which Maurice had advocated a system of universal conscription for the British Army similar to continental European armies. 12pp

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