Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo Jamieson
Born: 3 December 1880
Died: 10 April 1937
Bio Notes: Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo Jamieson was born on 3 December 1880, the son of George Auldjo Jamieson, a very wealthy and influential chartered accountant and Susan Oliphant. He was educated at Glenalmond College and at Cambridge University where he graduated BA in 1903. Information on which office he first entered thereafter is lacking but he was clearly well off as he married Mary Leslie Lassetter early in 1904, his son George Lindsay Auldjo Jamieson, who was also to become an architect being born 3 February 1905. From 1905 he was living at 32 Murrayfield Road. He was working in the office of Sydney Mitchell & Wilson c.1906, and in 1909 or 1910 he opened his own practice at 1 Melville Street. Later in 1910 or early in 1911 he merged his practice with that of Sydney Mitchell at 13 Young Street, on Mitchell's retirement, and invited James Alexander Arnott to become a partner.

Jamieson was commissioned in the First World War as Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Air Service in 1915, and was progressively promoted Flight-Lieutenant 1916, Flight Commander 1917 and Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army Flying Corps. He was mentioned twice in dispatches. He returned to his partnership with Arnott after the war and was admitted FRIBA in 1925. He served on the Council of the Edinburgh Architectural Association c.1930.

He retired in 1935 or 1936 because of ill-health, dying on 10 April 1937 at the age of 56. He left moveable estate of 68,495. His son then merged the practice with that of Dick Peddie & Walker Todd; Arnott thereafter practised on his own account.

No work has yet been traced for the period 1909-1910.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 532, Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1905  
Item 2 of 51, Melville Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1909 or 1910  
Item 3 of 513, Young Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1910 or 19111936 
Item 4 of 514, Royal Circus, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1912c. 1920 
Item 5 of 5Grey House, Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1925  

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Sydney Mitchell & WilsonBefore 19061909 or 1910Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Sydney Mitchell & Wilson1909 or 1910 PartnerTook over the business from Sydney Mitchell in 1909 or 1910; effective partner after that date, occasionally using the old firm name of Sydney Mitchell & Wilson despite continuing his own partnership of Jamieson & Arnott
Item 3 of 3Auldjo Jamieson & Arnott1910 or 19111936Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Thomas ('Tom') Bertram1909(?)1910 or 1911(?)ApprenticeIt is unclear whether Bertram commenced his apprenticeship with Jamieson or Arnott, but he continued in the firm of Jamieson & Arnott after the two entered into partnership in 1910 or 1911.


RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4Alexander Shepherd Brodie10 October 1930for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 4John Denoon CarnegieEarly 1932for Associateship
Item 3 of 4George Arthur Cassells1930for Associateship
Item 4 of 4Robert Stirling ReidEarly 1931for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 60 Country Houses   ScotlandDates and locations unknown
Item 2 of 601906St Cuthbert's Parish ChurchColinton EdinburghScotlandReconstruction - as assistant to Sydney Mitchell
Item 3 of 601910Woodthorpe, House, Cottage and Laundry  EdinburghScotlandAdditions at rear
Item 4 of 60After 19106 Oswald Road  EdinburghScotlandInstructed Scott Morton & Co on interior work
Item 5 of 60c. 1910Convalescent Home, lodge and gardener's houseGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 6 of 601911Commercial Bank, DalkeithDalkeith MidlothianScotland 
Item 7 of 601911Crichton Royal Institution, male observation villaDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 8 of 601911Crichton Royal Institution, women's observation villaDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 9 of 601911LennoxloveLennoxlove East LothianScotlandAlterations, including work on outhouses, including coachhouse etc
Item 10 of 601911RedcroftMurrayfield EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 60After 1911CraighouseCraiglockhart EdinburghScotlandTook over from Sydney Mitchell & Wilson after 1911 (but may have been responsible for work before this)
Item 12 of 601912Murrayfield Golf ClubhouseMurrayfield EdinburghScotlandClubhouse built - on opposite side of the road from original building
Item 13 of 60c. 1912Royal Victoria Hospital Farm ColonyPolton MidlothianScotland 
Item 14 of 601914Greenfield HouseAlloa ClackmannanshireScotlandAlterations (still trading as Sydney Mitchell & Wilson)
Item 15 of 60c. 1914Sanatorium and Farm Colony for Tuberculosis, HairmyresEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandCottages near road/and/or near farm, also male & female pavilions, children's pavilion, observation block, administration block, farm buildings, laundry and power house, gate lodge and doctor's residence
Item 16 of 601915Rosebery House  MidlothianScotlandAdditions
Item 17 of 601918Dunglass  East LothianScotlandAlterations.
Item 18 of 60c. 1919Grey HouseMurrayfield EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions (possibly including alterations to house, additions to garage, and garden buildings) - thought to be responsible
Item 19 of 60c. 1919Housing for Midlothian County CouncilStow MidlothianScotland 
Item 20 of 60c. 1919Newbyth, stables and officesNewbyth East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 21 of 60c. 19202 Randolph Cliff  EdinburghScotlandInternal alterations
Item 22 of 60c. 1920Housing for Midlothian County CouncilInveresk MidlothianScotland 
Item 23 of 60c. 1920Housing for Midlothian County CouncilRoslin/Rosslyn MidlothianScotland 
Item 24 of 60c. 1920Royal Hospital for Sick Children  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 60c. 1921Cargilfield School  EdinburghScotlandMemorial hall and alterations. Also cricket pavilion (1929)
Item 26 of 60c. 1921Housing for Midlothian County CouncilGorebridge MidlothianScotland 
Item 27 of 601922Cardross House and stables  PerthshireScotland 
Item 28 of 601922Milton Lodge and stablesNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 29 of 601922Royal Naval Airship StationEast Fortune East LothianScotlandAlterations to convert Airship Station to hospital
Item 30 of 601922Southfield HouseLiberton EdinburghScotlandChildren's pavilion and other alterations
Item 31 of 601923Allanton House  LanarkshireScotlandAlterations
Item 32 of 601923Cargilfield School, Library and chapel block  EdinburghScotland 
Item 33 of 60c. 1923Arntomy House  PerthshireScotlandAlterations
Item 34 of 60c. 1923Edinburgh Royal Lunatic Asylum  EdinburghScotlandAlterations - verandahs, kitchen etc
Item 35 of 60c. 1923House in Barnton Avenue West  EdinburghScotland 
Item 36 of 60c. 1923Large Public Building    Scheme - not executed?
Item 37 of 60Before 1924Craigleith House  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 38 of 60c. 1924Royal Victoria Hospital, dispensary  EdinburghScotland 
Item 39 of 601925Astley Ainslie Hospital  EdinburghScotlandNew ward blocks
Item 40 of 601925Astley Ainslie Hospital, Nurses' Home  EdinburghScotland 
Item 41 of 60After 1925Lochgilphead District Asylum for the InsaneLochgilphead ArgyllScotlandNew blocks added
Item 42 of 60c. 1925Busby Glen Park, gates and gatepiers and gates to lodge houseBusby LanarkshireScotlandAlthough Lorimer produced design, commission went to Jamieson & Arnott, practising under the name of Sydney Mitchell & Wilson
Item 43 of 60c. 1926Vogrie HouseBorthwick MidlothianScotlandConversion to nurses' home
Item 44 of 601928Pittencrieff Park, Louise Carnegie Memorial Gates and railings, paths, walls etcDunfermline FifeScotlandWon competition to secure job
Item 45 of 601928Scottish Life Assurance Co  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 46 of 60c. 1928Astley Ainslie Hospital  EdinburghScotlandFurther alterations and additions, including scientific block (1929)
Item 47 of 60c. 1928Engineer's houseNorth Berwick East LothianScotland 
Item 48 of 60c. 1930Rosebank Cemetery, Memorial tablet for Sir Arthur Mitchell  EdinburghScotland 
Item 49 of 60c. 1930Sanatorium and Farm Colony for Tuberculosis, HairmyresEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotlandFurther work
Item 50 of 60c. 1930Warriston Cemetery, Memorial to Sydney MitchellWarriston EdinburghScotland 
Item 51 of 60c. 1931Gullane Free Church and church hallGullane East LothianScotlandAlterations?
Item 52 of 601932Astley Ainslie Hospital, Lodges in Canaan Lane  EdinburghScotland 
Item 53 of 601932Astley Ainslie Hospital, Lodges in Grange Loan  EdinburghScotland 
Item 54 of 601932United Free Church Offices  EdinburghScotlandExtensions - eastern addition; balancing western addition planned but not built; enlargement required as a result of the Union of 1929
Item 55 of 601933Davidson's Mains Parish Church HallDavidson's Mains EdinburghScotland 
Item 56 of 601933Grey HouseMurrayfield EdinburghScotlandFurther alterations and additions (possibly including alterations to house, additions to garage, and garden buildings) - thought to be responsible
Item 57 of 601933LennoxloveLennoxlove East LothianScotlandAlterations
Item 58 of 601934Morningside Asylum, Jordanburn Lecture Hall, West House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 59 of 60c. 1934Royal Naval Airship StationEast Fortune East LothianScotlandSuperintendent's house and nurses' home
Item 60 of 601945New Crookston HouseStow (near) MidlothianScotlandFurther alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman11 September 1937  p15 - note of estate

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F no2161 (microfilm reel 16) - declaration only (all other papers missing; proposers therefore unknown)