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MCEWAN, Lt Cdr (S) Ian Paton (1917-2003)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA McEwan
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: MCEWAN, Lt Cdr (S) Ian Paton (1917-2003)
Date(s): 1943-1965
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 file or 0.01m3
Name of creator(s): McEwan | Ian Paton | 1917-2003 | Lieutenant Commander


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1917; served on staff of Gen Hastings Ismay, Ministry of Defence, 1943-1945; Lieutenant Commander, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1944; died 2003.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copy press cuttings, correspondence and photographs relating to Gen Hastings Lionel Ismay, collected by Ian Paton McEwan, 1943-1965. Photographs including Ismay and other high ranking Allied officials at staff meetings and conferences; press cuttings including a profile of Lord Ismay, The Observer, Jun 1947; Potsdam Conference Souvenir Number of `All Informed: The Daily News Sheet of 4 L of C Sub Area', Aug 1945, publishing a letter of appreciation from Ismay; appreciations of Ismay published after his death, 1965; correspondence including letter from Ismay to Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill offering congratulations on behalf of the Defence Office, May 1945, with reply from Churchill; `Expression of Appreciation by the Chiefs of Staff to the Defence Office and the Chiefs of Staff Secretariat', May 1945; message of thanks to War Cabinet and Ministry of Defence staff from Ismay, 1945.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One file

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by Ian Paton McEwan, Oct 1995

Allied Materials

Related material:

The papers of Gen Hastings Lionel Ismay are held at the Liddell Hart Centre.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sept 2007

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