Hamilton Papers at the National Maritime Museum
Papers of Frederick Tower Hamilton.
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Journals of HMS BRISTOL England-West Indies-England Dec 1870-71 and HMS ARIADNE England-Mediterranean-England Jan-Jul 1872, both with the Hon. Walter Carpenter as Captain and kept by F.T. Hamilton when a naval cadet and midshipman.
Journal of HMS MARTIN, Commanded by Lt Edward Hicks, cruising round the Channel ports and the West Indies finishing at Spithead Oct 1877-Mar 1878.
Journals of HMS LIFFEY (Capt W.R. Kennedy) Plymouth-Conquimbo Apr-Nov 1878 and HMS SHAH 1879.
Journal of HMS THUNDERER (Capt Philip H Colomb) England-Palermo where a 'Demonstrating Squadron' exercised to Medelurian anchoring in Argos Tobi harbour Feb 1880-Jun 1881.
Journal and papers referring to the Squadron under Adm Sir G Hornby 1885 with defence plans and a plan of damage to HMS LEANDER 1885.
Journal kept while Sir F.T. Hamilton was 2nd Sea Lord Oct 1915-Jun 1916.
Capt F.T. Hamilton night orderbook from May 1902-Jan 1904.
Captain's general orders and instructions, Mediterranean station n.d.
Notes on manoeuvring HMS HOOD (Capt Edmund F Jeffreys, Cdr F.T. Hamilton) 1893-94.
Notes on the Torpedo Course for seamen with newspaper cuttings and sketches on the subject n.d.
Notes on Fleet Manoeuvres, HMS RENOWN Bermuda Mar 1899, by Lord Fisher with inscription and covering letter.
Notes on manoeuvres 1885 showing ship formation.
Notes on manoeuvres, memos and instructions with diagrams, particularly Adm Lowry's book 'Cruiser Manual' 1911 with some relevant correspondence.
Service certificates, appointments and commissions 1870-1914.
British awards to Admiral Sir Frederick Tower Hamilton: Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order 1903, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order 1908, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath 1913 and the Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order 1917.
Russian award of the Order of St. Stanislas to Admiral Sir Frederick Tower Hamilton 1909. Also the Official Medal of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission 1909.
Invitations and tickets for the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary at Westminster Abbey on 22 June 1911. Also an invitation to a service and dinner at Sandringham to celebrate the Coronation.
Memoranda on official subjects collected by Hamilton, including papers on the visit of the German Emperor to Malta in 1904, the unveiling of a memorial to Rear Admiral Sir Robert Keith Arbuthnot in St Giles Cathedral, arrangements for the visit of King George V to Rosyth in 1917, gunnery and battle practice, proposals for the organisation of the mining and torpedo school, weekly squadron reports from 1902, reports on forts and port facilities between Tunis and Algiers.
Memoranda on official subjects collected by Hamilton, including Royal Naval War College lecture notes on tactics, strategy and stability of ships 1906-11, reports by A.H. Pollen on the aim correction trials on HMS Jupiter 1905-06 and HMS Ariadne 1907-08, and an essay on fire control by Capt C. Hughes-Onslow.
Original letters from individuals in the alphabetical sequence A to D including Battenberg, Beatty and Colville. Received while Hamilton was at the Admiralty and then Commander-in-Chief at Rosyth.
Original letters from individuals in the alphabetical sequence E to L including Fisher, Jellicoe and Lambert. Received while Hamilton was at the Admiralty and then Commander-in-Chief at Rosyth.
Original letters from individuals in the alphabetical sequence M to Z including Madden. Received while Hamilton was at the Admiralty and then Commander-in-Chief at Rosyth.
Private letters received 1880-1917 and 1907-13, including letters from George V, Churchill and Kitchener.
Letters to his wife Maria Keppel, 1887 to 1900.
Letters to his wife Maria Keppel, 1901 to 1904.
Letters to his wife Maria Keppel, 1905 to 1908.
Letters to his wife Maria Keppel, 1909 to 1910.
Letters to his wife Maria Keppel, 1910 to 1915.
Letters to his wife Maria Keppel, 1912 to 1917.
Letters to his son Louis Hamilton (Turtle) 1906-15.
Family scrapbook containing newscuttings, telegrams, menus, watercolour sketches, marriage and birth certificates, etc., 1889-1899.
Family scrapbook containing mainly newscuttings, 1889-1908, including notices for the wedding of Lt Frederick Tower Hamilton and Miss Maria Walpole Keppel.
Scrapbook, press cuttings and letters relating to the death and funeral of Admiral Sir Frederick Tower Hamilton, 1917.
Parliamentary papers received by Sir Frederick Tower Hamilton while Second Sea Lord, 1915-16.
Admiralty Board memoranda on the Royal Naval Air Service and aircraft raids received by Sir Frederick Tower Hamilton while Second Sea Lord, 1915-16.
Confidential and secret papers received by Sir Frederick Tower Hamilton while Second Sea Lord, 1915-16. Including summaries of the international situation compiled by the Intelligence Division, extracts from Naval Intelligence and reports on naval operations.
Admiralty papers on special subjects, memoranda and dockets n.d.
Papers connected with Admiralty Board Meetings 1914-15.
Letters received by Sir F Hamilton, secret correspondence on matters of policy including important minutes and correspondence on the resignation of Lord Fisher 1915 and some letters from Jellicoe and Churchill 1914-16.
Maps of different theatres of war including the Dardanelles, Mesopotamia, the Balkans, France and Belgium including Verdun 1914-16
Private letterbooks 12 Nov 1912-22 Jul 1914 with some replies.
Photographs of Rosyth, Admiralty House, where Sir F Hamilton died, 1917.
Mess expenses 1909-11.