Records of the firm Jameson & Mackay 1858-1896; sederunt book and managers minutes of St. Leonard's Church, Perth 1835-1857; records of Murray & Smeaton (coal merchants, Coupar Angus) 1855-1859; records of the Northern Insurance Company 1887-1947; miscellaneous records 1787-1946.
Melville Jameson, Solicitor, Perth
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Administrative / Biographical History
Melville Jameson, born at Cupar, Fife, came from a family of lawyers who practised throughout the east of Scotland. After gaining his degree at Edinburgh University, Jameson first established a practice with his brother-in-law, then subsequently joined the firm of Duncan & McLean in which he became a partner. This partnership was dissolved after which Jameson worked alone until his eldest son, Melville Jameson and DM Mackay joined him to establish the firm of Jameson and Mackay which still exists today. Jameson acted as Procurator-Fiscal for the County of Perth until 1896, was the agent for the Perth Branch of the National Bank of Scotland and held the office of President of the Incorporated Society of Solicitors in Perth.
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Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, October 2001.
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