Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Greig
Born: 1867
Died: 1903
Bio Notes: James Greig was born in 1867, the son of James Greig manager of Walter Hood & Co, shipbuilders, Aberdeen. He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School where he excelled at rugby and was articled to Ellis & Wilson, attending classes at Gray's School of Art (from 1883 to 1892) in art and elementary architecture. He won a number of Department of Science and Art book prizes, now in Robert Gordon's University Library. He had inherited his talent for draughtsmanship from his father. At the end of his articles Greig became an assistant in the office of Jenkins & Marr, and an evening class teacher of building construction at Robert Gordon's College. He is said to have been a fine watercolourist.

Greig died in 1903 at the early age of thirty-six, survived by his mother, a sister, and a brother Dr John Greig, who was living in London.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 26, York Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivatec. 1883  
Item 2 of 2Morningside, Monnofield, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivateLate 1880sEarly 1890s 

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 2Ellis & Wilsonc. 1883c. 1892Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Jenkins & MarrAfter 1892 Assistant 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1In memoriam1903In memoriam   

Archive References

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 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Jim Fiddes