John Jamieson of Shandon House

Glasgow Herald 13 October 1871

The late Mr John Jamieson of Shandon

This well-known citizen was buried yesterday in the Necropolis. The funeral services were conducted at his residence on the Gareloch, and it was apparent from the numerous and deeply interested companies of mourners both at Shandon and Glasgow that there are very many in the west of Scotland to whom Mr Jamieson’s removal from us will be matter of sincere regret.

For the last twelve years Mr Jamieson has lived in comparative retirement, but not a few of our readers will recollect the active interest he at one time took in public affairs. He was treasurer to that excellent institution the Royal Infirmary, occupied the Dean of Guild’s chair for two years, and did other important service to the community. His admirable business habits, strict conscientiousness, and general activity, fitted him peculiarly for such public work as he took in hand. His work was always well done, Mr Jamieson was a native of Port Glasgow, and more than one member of his family removed to Glasgow in early life, and rose to mercantile distinction here. He was long a leading partner in the firm of Paterson, Jamieson & Co, and conducted his extensive business transactions with the greatest energy, probity and good faith. What was dishonest or mean he abhorred. His integrity as a merchant was without a spot.

Mr Jamieson was also a true friend, and a very warm-hearted man. A temper that could be hasty and manners that seemed distant did injustice at times to his real character. The mellowing influence, however of advancing years and high principle was very happily apparent in his case, and the thorough kindness of his nature, as well as its sterling worth, will be universally appreciated.

In politics Mr Jamieson was a decided Liberal, and ecclesiastically he was an attached member of the United Presbyterian Church; but he was neither a partisan nor a bigot. He was lover of good men, to whatever party or Church they belonged.

He was spared, in the full possession of his faculties, to see nearly four-score years. The quiet evening of his long life, cheered by the best of all hopes, came at last very gently and peacefully to a close.

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