Aberdeen Free Press - 26 May 1913.
We regret to announce the death, which took place at his residence, Avonbank, Ellon, on Saturday, of Mr Thomas Francis Jamieson, F.G.S., LL.D., for very many years widely known and respected as an expert in agricultural matters. Mr Jamieson, who was in his 85th year was a native of Aberdeen, having been born in the city on April 26, 1829. He studied at Marischal College between the years 1843-6, but did not graduate. Farming affairs early attracted his attention, and his attainments in agricultural matters so marked him out for attention that in the year 1862 he was appointed Fordyce Lecturer on Agricultural Research in the University of Aberdeen. In this post he acted with great acceptance for a period of twelve years and ten years later still - in 1884 - his services were recognised by the University, which conferred on him it’s honorary LL.D. Other branches of science attracted Mr Jamieson. He wrote many articles on the geology of Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, particularly for the Cairgorm Club Journal. These included: “Traces of old Glaciers in the Highlands”, “Killicrankie and the Old Glacier of Glen Garry”, “Traces of old Glaciers along the Feugh and Avon”,Loch Meig and its neighbourhood” and “A Geologist on the Cairngorms”. He also published pamphlets, in one of which he dealt with remains of the stone period in the Buchan district, and in another gave “A General Account of the Geological Character of the District of Buchan”. His latest contribution of the kind was made in 1910 to “The Book of Buchan”, for which he penned the article on surface geology. The Royal Geographical Society, in 1873, awarded him the Murchison medal as a “ recompense in respect of geological science”. Mr Jamieson was for long a student of the science of meteorology. Mr Jamieson, for a considerable number of years, acted as factor to the late Mr Gordon on the Ellon estate. He took the farm of Mains of Waterton, and founded a shorthorn herd, which has carried off many prizes at northern shows. His sons, Mr Robert Jamieson, who succedded him at Mains of Waterton, and Mr George Jamieson, Chapleton, Methlick, have followed up their fathers keen interest in shorthorn breeding. Mr Jamieson was a member of the St Mary’sin-the-Rock Episcopal Church, Ellon.