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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2, June 1967



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Lewis E. H. Baigent

Our Society deeply regrets the death of Lewis E. H. Baigent on the 21st of January, 1967. He was in his eightieth year.

He leaves behind him very happy memories. Those of us who were privileged to know him well are left with a great sense of loss

At our Annual Meeting he was asked to accept a life membership of the Society—an honour very highly deserved. We were so pleased to have his continued interest in the Society's activities until shortly before the brief illness preceding his death.


Thomas Reginald Jameson

Thomas Reginald Jameson was born in North Auckland in 1894.

He entered the Lands and Survey Department, and in 1949 came to Nelson, where he retired in 1954. He died, aged 71, in July, 1965.

About ten years ago he began to take an interest in the Historical Society and over the years he undertook an increasing amount of work. His meticulous training had fitted him very adequately for the work of cataloguing and card indexing, and this he did until two years before his death when a series of illnesses caused many periods of absence. The Society owes him a deep debt of gratitude for his painstaking care, and his thoughtful approach to the many problems he had to deal with.

Those of us who knew him well and had the privilege of his friendship can look back with great pleasure to a very happy association. A man of sterling character, forthright and kindly, makes one fully concur with the opinion expressed by a fellow bowler of his. "You can always trust Jamie, he will never let you down." What more can any man ask of his fellow men?


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