Correspondence and articles of Arthur Wedderburn Hartwig Hamilton

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letters to Arthur Wedderburn Hartwig "Haji" Hamilton 1935 to 1955. Correspondents include RJ Wilkinson, Sir Frank Swettenham and Tunku Abdul Rahman; scripts of talks given on Australia radio in January and February 1942 commentating on the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore; contributions by Arthur Wedderburn Hartwig Hamilton to the Straits Times Annual and Malayan Police Magazine.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Wedderburn Hartwig "Haji" Hamilton was born in India in 1887, the son of a member of the Indian Civil Service. He arrived in Malaya in 1909 and joined the Malayan Police. He became fluent in Malay and also Hokkien, Cantonese and Javanese. Amongst his published works are Malay made easy, Malay proverbs, Haji's book of Malayan Nursery Rhymes. He retired from Malaya to Perth in Australia c. 1930 where he died in 1967.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr Michael Hamilton via Dr Russell Jones.

Other Finding Aids

This description constitutes the only finding aid at present.