Friday, September 20, 2013

Dickson, Walter George (1880s)


b.[n.d.], Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland – d. bef. November 1895, #3 Royal Circus, Edinburgh. (Edin.). Army surgeon; Hong Kong 1880s; provided medical service to the Hong Kong Government. Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Publications: Gleaming from Japan 1923; Japan: Being a Sketch of the History, Government and Officers of the Empire 1869.

s/o Walter Dickson and Margaret Goldie [1].

[1] Dickson's father, Walter Dickson, b.1766-d.1855, was Writer to Signet in Edinburgh. His mother Margaret Goldie came from a very influential Scottish family. Her grandfather, for instance, was John Goldie, chief Magistrate for Dumfries and Sheriff Substitute for Nithsdale district. Her earlier ancestors had included Thomas Goldie who was Writer to the Privy Seal 1733, and Alexander Goldie who was the Law Agent for the British Linen Bank.

Selected bibliography: Janus: Jardine Matheson Archive [internet]. / Lee, T.A., Seekers of the Truth: the Scottish Founders of Modern Public Accountancy, Oxford: JAI Press, 2006. / Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Hundred and Sixteenth Session, 1895-96.


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