Melville Jameson, Solicitor, Perth
- 1787-1947 (Creation)
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0.66 linear metres.
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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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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.
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Usually chronological within series.
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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.
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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.
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The records are on paper and include one outsize plan.
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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