Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Campbell Douglas & Morrison |
|Designation: ||Architectural practice |
|Started: ||c. 1889 |
|Ended: ||c. 1901 |
|Bio Notes: ||After the death of James Sellars in October 1888, Campbell Douglas took into partnership the very competent Alexander Barr Morrison, one of his leading draughtsmen. The more talented John Keppie left to join John Honeyman and was allowed to take the commission for Anderson's College of Medicine with him; Douglas retained the other work then in hand. |
The practice of Campbell Douglas & Morrison had a fair degree of success, winning the competitions for the public libraries at Ayr and Perth and coming second to Dunn and Findlay at the Adam Smith Memorial and Beveridge Halls at Kirkcaldy. Their work was refined in detail if unadventurous.
Around 1901 Campbell Douglas 'found it necessary' to dissolve the partnership with Morrison; the problem is said to have been Morrison's addiction to drink. Morrison then merged his practice with that of Thomson, Turnbull & Peacock, the practice title now being Morrison, Turnbull & Peacock, the sequence of names suggesting that Robert Turnbull had retired and that Alexander Turnbull had been taken into partnership, the firm now describing itself as civil engineers as well as architects and surveyors. This arrangement proved to be brief and is known only from an amendment to the Glasgow directories traced by William Williamson, the practice title reverting to Thomson Turnbull & Peacock. After a brief period as sole partner, Douglas merged his practice with that of Alexander Nisbet Paterson.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|226, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||1896 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Employees or Pupils
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architectural practice:|
|Williamson, William||2011||Robert Turnbull IA of Lenzie|| || || |