"Correspondence between myself and John Connell Robertson (biographer of F-M Sir Claude Auchinleck)"

Scope and Content

Folder containing letters of 1958-1959 respecting campaigns of 1942, the dismissal of Auchinleck and O'Gowan, John Connell Robertson's book on Auchinleck, and the role of Churchill; correspondence with Lieutenant General Sir Brian Horrocks; genealogical notes on the name and family of Auchinleck; letters of 1943 and 1957 to Basil Liddell Hart; notes on campaigns, 1940- 1942; maps of campaigns in 1942; copy of Dorman-Smith's article, 'Land warfare', Journal of the United Service Institution of India lxxi Jan 1941, pp.10-26; miscellaneous other correspondence, for instance with Louis C.P. Smith and Co., solicitors; letter from Dorman-Smith to the Under Secretary of State for War, 1944, regarding his dismissal.

Some material is duplicated, but has been retained because of differences in the handwritten annotations.

Typed; some handwritten notes; small bound volume; newspaper cuttings; maps.