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writer to the Signet

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In Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session; originally a clerk in the Secretary of State's office who prepared writs for the Signet.

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Jameson, Robert William (1805–1868), newspaper editor and author


in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literature. 287 words.

Jameson, Robert William (1805–1868), newspaper editor and author, born at Leith, Scotland, was the youngest son of Thomas Jameson, merchant, and nephew of Robert Jameson, mineralogist. He...