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Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Leiper
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 May 1839
Died: 27 May 1916
Bio Notes: William Leiper was born in Glasgow on 21 May 1839, the son of William Leiper who had a private school in George Street and traced his descent from the seventeenth-century Aberdeenshire master masons of that name. His mother was Jane Mellis, or Myles as it is given on Leiper's death certificate.

Educated by his father and at Glasgow High School, he served his apprenticeship with Boucher & Cousland from '1855-6' to about 1859 when he went to London, working for John Loughborough Pearson and William White for approximately one year each. There he gained an entrée to the circle of Edward William Godwin and William Burges, who was later to propose him as FRIBA. He was then for a time in Dublin supervising the building of Findlater Church for Andrew Heiton of Perth whose work for a time had similar qualities to Leiper's. Thereafter he found a place with Campbell Douglas & Stevenson in Glasgow. By very early 1864 he had formed a partnership with Robert Grieve Melvin who had inherited James Smith's practice on his death and completed Smith's Stirling's Library on Miller Street. About 1867 the partnership ended in a dispute, and Melvin gave up architecture for hotel keeping. Melvin's only significant work apart from Stirling's Library was the Glasgow Gas Company's palazzo at 42 Virginia Street, built in that year.

Leiper's reputation was immediately established by winning the competition for Dowanhill Church, Glasgow in 1864. Its spire drew inspiration from Pearson's design for St Peter's Vauxhall, G G Scott's scheme for St Mary's Stoke Newington (it was altered when eventually completed), thirteenth-century Rutland examples and those from Nesfield's 'Specimens' while its doorway gave Glasgow its first taste of Burges's Early French. Its interior was remarkable for its very wide single-span roof, probably inspired by Godwin's at Northampton Town Hall, and for its glass and stencilled decoration by Daniel Cottier. The adjoining hall was equally notable for the strong and simple Pearsonesque geometry of its roofs. The following year brought the richly sculptured Dumbarton Academy and Burgh hall, the design of which he had developed from Woodward's Oxford Museum and Godwin's Congleton Town Hall. In similar Early French vein were the towered extravaganza of Kirktonhill House, Dumbarton (1866, demolished), the smaller but more adroitly composed Cornhill, Lanarkshire and The Elms, Arbroath, Angus, the last towerless but with the high geometric roofs that were characteristic of him. In some of his less expensive early houses he adopted the low-pitched roofs and compositional methods of Alexander Thomson, a friend in his early years, notably at Bonnington (now Rhuarden), Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, and Castlepark, Lanark, which has an unusual combination of Swiss and Anglo Japanese elements.

By 1869 Early French had been superseded by his own Frenchified version of Scottish baronial with lettered and sculptured towers and turrets at the compactly-composed Colearn, Perthshire, remarkable for its high quality aesthetic movement woodwork, Cottier stained glass with portraits of the daughters of the house, and Anglo-Japanese tiles by W B Simpson. Cairndhu, Helensburgh (1871) similarly had lavish Anglo-Japanese interiors of which a gold ceiling survives. Its exterior was a very early example of Francois Ier revival as was his Partick Burgh Hall, Glasgow, the following year, in which the French architect Alfred Chastel de Boinville may have been involved. Franco-Scottish remained the preferred style for his more ambitious houses, ranging from Dalmore, Helensburgh (1873), its larger version at Kinlochmoidart, Inverness-shire (1884), down to The Red Tower, Helensburgh and Glendaruel (1900-01) but a more conventional neo-Jacobean had replaced Anglo-Japanese for interior work by the 1890s. For the less affluent Leiper adopted a tile hung and half-timbered Norman Shaw manner that made its first appearance at his own Terpersie, Helensburgh in 1883, and sometimes achieved lavish proportions, notably at Piersland, Troon, Ayrshire (1898). These later houses became progressively more arts-and-crafts with perhaps an occasional glance at American essays in the idiom as at Morar (now Drumadoon), Helensburgh. Sometimes, as at Endrick Lodge, Stirling (c.1900) arts-and-crafts and Scots baronial themes were combined.

Leiper's church work similarly moved with the times. Camphill Church, Glasgow (1875-81) with its Caen spire was still Presbyterian in plan, albeit with masonry arcades, but at Hyndland, also in Glasgow (1886) a liturgical plan was achieved at the sacrifice of the intended spire. The saddleback tower of his last church, St Columba's, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire (1902-05) still looked to Normandy, but to the flamboyant rather that Early French, with a tower derived from St Nicholas at Caen.

Leiper's commercial commissions were few but impressive. In 1889, as an architectural advertisement for their carpets, he built the polychrome red stone, brick and tile Venetian Gothic Templeton Factory on Glasgow Green and in 1893-94 the gargantuan Francois Ier Sun Insurance Building on Glasgow's West George Street on which William James Anderson and James Salmon Junior also worked and for which Birnie Rhind provided the sculpture, the French being sufficiently impressed to award him a Silver Medal at the Paris Exhibition of 1900.

From his earliest days Leiper was a skilful watercolourist and experimented with photography. In or about 1878 he took a career break to study painting. The reasons are not entirely clear and have been said to relate to disappointments in two limited competitions, which were presumably Woodlands UP Church 1874 where John Burnet, the assessor, made the final design drawing features from the competition entries, and Hillhead Established Church, where James Sellars was appointed to execute a design based on Leiper's suggestions, but his partner William Hunter McNab's statement that the City of Glasgow Bank Crash and consequent lack of business was the cause seems more probable. He studied in Paris at Julian's and then at R W Allan's with Arthur Melville. Although the worst years of the depression were still to come, the commission to design the interior of the Tsar's yacht Livadia in 1880 brought him home, his return to architectural practice being marked by his being admitted to FRIBA on 7 November 1881. His proposers were John Honeyman, Pearson and Burges. None of his paintings is in a public collection, but his numerous artist friendships, which included William McTaggart, brought him the commission to supervise the ambitious scheme of murals by The Glasgow Boys in the Banqueting Hall of Glasgow's City Chambers. Like Burnet's, Leiper's office is said to have had a studio atmosphere. The staff were often invited home, particularly at the time of the strawberry crop, and taken on a cycling tour.

Leiper was elected associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1891 and full member in 1896. From 1870 onward he exhibited works in watercolour and oil as well as architecture.

In or about 1899, Leiper formed a brief partnership with his former assistant William James Anderson for the commission for the interior work for SS Regele Carol I for the 'Roumanian Government'. It was run from Anderson's office at 95 Bath Street. As Anderson was in the middle of the inquest after the partial collapse of Napier House and the death of five workmen, Leiper must have been helping him with this particular job. Indeed it may have been that by this stage Anderson had been committed to Gartnavel Asylum.

Leiper never married. After a protracted illness which resulted from serious blood poisoning in 1903, Leiper was compelled to retire completely in 1909 and his practice was continued by his partner William Hunter McNab, an accomplished designer in the same idiom. Leiper died of a cardiac haemorrhage at Helensburgh on 27 May 1916. He left moveable estate of £6,535 10s 4d. A portrait of him by Colin Hunter hangs in Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1097, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18681872 
Item 2 of 106, Annfield Terrace, Partick, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1870 *  
Item 3 of 10208, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 18711876 or 1877 
Item 4 of 1017, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1876 *  
Item 5 of 10140, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1876 or 18771878 
Item 6 of 10Terpersie/Terpersy, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 18771916 
Item 7 of 10144, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1880 *1884 
Item 8 of 10176, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1885 or 18861895 
Item 9 of 10121, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18951909 or 1910 
Item 10 of 1095, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1899 * Whilst working with William James Anderson on interiors of S S Regele Carol I

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 8Boucher & Cousland1855 or 1856c. 1859Apprentice 
Item 2 of 8John Loughborough Pearsonc. 1859c. 1860Assistant 
Item 3 of 8William Henry Whitec. 1860c. 1861Assistant 
Item 4 of 8Andrew Heiton (junior)c. 1862c. 1863Assistant 
Item 5 of 8Campbell Douglas & Stevensonc. 1863Late 1863 or early 1864Assistant 
Item 6 of 8Melvin & Leiper1864c. 1867Partner 
Item 7 of 8Leiper & Andersonc. 1899 * Partner 
Item 8 of 8Leiper & McNabc. 18991909Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 15William Harvey Ross18701876AssistantEntered as Junior Assistant and was promoted to Principal Assistant
Item 2 of 15Robert Lockhart McCowatAfter 18801881Assistant 
Item 3 of 15William Hunter McNabJuly 1881c. 1899Assistant 
Item 4 of 15Andrew Noble PrenticeNovember 18831888Apprentice 
Item 5 of 15Robert WemyssAfter 1886(?)Before 1895Assistant 
Item 6 of 15Andrew Noble Prentice1888January 1889Assistant 
Item 7 of 15Joseph John ToughJuly 1888 Apprentice 
Item 8 of 15William James Anderson18891891Assistant 
Item 9 of 15James Salmon (junior)18901894Apprentice 
Item 10 of 15Robert Whyte18901897Apprentice 
Item 11 of 15Joseph John Toughc. 1892 Assistant 
Item 12 of 15Leonard Rome Guthrie18951900Apprentice 
Item 13 of 15James Mitchell White Halley18991901Assistant 
Item 14 of 15James Smith18 June 190018 June 1901Assistant 
Item 15 of 15George Boag Baird19061908Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Burges7 November 1881for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3John Honeyman7 November 1881for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3John Loughborough Pearson7 November 1881for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 21William James Anderson5 June 1893for Associateship
Item 2 of 21Stewart Henbest Capper8 June 1891for Associateship
Item 3 of 21Vernon Constable2 March 1908for Associateship
Item 4 of 21John Gaff Gillespie3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 5 of 21Robert William Horn11 March 1895for Associateship
Item 6 of 21David Bateman Hutton3 December 1906for Associateship
Item 7 of 21John Alexander Russel Inglis8 January 1894for Associateship
Item 8 of 21(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer11 June 1906for Fellowship
Item 9 of 21David Gordon McConville5 December 1938for Associateship
Item 10 of 21William Hunter McNab3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 11 of 21Duncan McNaughtan3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 12 of 21James Miller7 April 1902for Fellowship
Item 13 of 21Andrew Noble Prentice8 June 1891for Associateship
Item 14 of 21(Sir) Thomas Duncan Rhind11 March 1895for Associateship
Item 15 of 21John Murray Robertson23 January 1888for Fellowship
Item 16 of 21William Gardner Rowan2 March 1908for Fellowship
Item 17 of 21James Salmon (junior)3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 18 of 21Archibald Scott5 December 1904for Associateship
Item 19 of 21James Smith3 December 1906for Associateship
Item 20 of 21John Thomson11 June 1906for Fellowship
Item 21 of 21William Aitken Thomson3 December 1906for Fellowship

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 1481862Rutland Square Presbyterian Church  DublinEireAssisted with details and supervised building for Andrew Heiton of Perth
Item 2 of 1481864Stirling's Library  GlasgowScotlandCompleted after Smith's death in December 1863
Item 3 of 1481864The Elms, House and LodgeArbroath AngusScotlandHouse
Item 4 of 1481865Dowanhill UP ChurchDowanhill GlasgowScotlandWon competition to secure job (Leiper's first church)
Item 5 of 1481865Dumbarton Burgh Halls and Committee Rooms and Dumbarton AcademyDumbarton DunbartonshireScotlandAwarded commission and executed Gothic scheme
Item 6 of 1481866Kirktonhill HouseDumbarton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 7 of 1481867Office for Glasgow Gas Company  GlasgowScotlandDesigned mainly by Melvin
Item 8 of 1481868The Elms, House and LodgeArbroath AngusScotlandLodge in similar style
Item 9 of 1481869Colearn Castle, lodge and doocotAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 10 of 1481869LindsaylandsBiggar LanarkshireScotlandHouse, lodge and stables
Item 11 of 148Late 1860sSighthill Cemetery, Monument to Mr and Mrs William Leiper  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 1481871CairndhuHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandHouse and lodge
Item 13 of 1481871Cornhill House, cottage and north lodgeBiggar LanarkshireScotlandHouse and outbuildings, lodge, cottage, court of offices etc
Item 14 of 1481871RedholmHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 15 of 148c. 1871BonnytonHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 16 of 148c. 1871Cornhill Farm and steadingCulter LanarkshireScotland 
Item 17 of 148c. 1871Rannochlea HousePollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 1481871 or 1883ThurloeHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandFor himself
Item 19 of 1481872Partick Burgh HallPartick GlasgowScotlandFirst part
Item 20 of 1481873DalmoreHelensburgh or Helmsburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 21 of 148c. 1873Balgray HouseKelvinside GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 1481874Bloomgate UP ChurchLanark LanarkshireScotland 
Item 23 of 1481874Helensburgh UP ChurchHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations after storm damage
Item 24 of 148c. 1874The Lodge, LochgoilheadLochgoilhead ArgyllScotlandRemodelling
Item 25 of 1481875Bank Street UP ChurchBrechin AngusScotland 
Item 26 of 1481875Belhaven UP ChurchDowanhill GlasgowScotlandEntered competition
Item 27 of 1481875Camphill UP ChurchQueen's Park GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 148After 1875Livadia Yacht Interior    Palace portions of interior
Item 29 of 1481876Earnock HouseHamilton LanarkshireScotlandProposed reconstruction
Item 30 of 148Before 1876Whiteinch ChurchPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 1481880Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design.
Item 32 of 1481880Ruthven Tower, Abbey HillAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 33 of 148c. 1880CastleparkLanark LanarkshireScotland 
Item 34 of 1481881CairndhuHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandStables
Item 35 of 1481882Wheatpark and Wheatpark cottageLanark LanarkshireScotlandLarge addition- including canted bay and cottage and lodge
Item 36 of 1481883ArdvuelaHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition
Item 37 of 1481883ArosRhu/Row DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 38 of 1481883Camphill UP ChurchQueen's Park GlasgowScotlandSpire completed
Item 39 of 1481883ClarendonHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension of plain Victorian villa: addition of tower providing bathroom, cloakroom and kitchen
Item 40 of 1481883DorlecoteHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 41 of 1481883Dumbarton Burgh Halls and Committee Rooms and Dumbarton AcademyDumbarton DunbartonshireScotlandRebuilt after fire
Item 42 of 148c. 1883TordarrochHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 43 of 1481884Kinlochmoidart House and east and west lodge  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 44 of 148c. 1884Ruyton ParkShrewsbury ShropshireEngland 
Item 45 of 1481885DormiraPartickhill GlasgowScotlandRemodelling and addition with interior decoration by Daniel Cottier
Item 46 of 1481885Hyndland Parish Church of Scotland  GlasgowScotlandLeiper's first commission from Church of Scotland
Item 47 of 1481887BraeholmHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandDrawing room bay added
Item 48 of 1481887CorbietreeHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension
Item 49 of 1481887Park Free ChurchHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations and redecoration, including new staircase
Item 50 of 1481887Victoria Park, Jubilee Gates  GlasgowScotlandProvided design for gates
Item 51 of 1481888GanavanOban ArgyllScotland 
Item 52 of 1481888KintilloHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandStaircase bay
Item 53 of 1481888ShawfieldHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension
Item 54 of 1481889Catholic Apostolic Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 55 of 1481889EastertonHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension
Item 56 of 1481889GlenkinHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandMajor extension
Item 57 of 1481889Park Parish Church  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions: session house, vestry and interior work
Item 58 of 1481889Sun Life Insurance Office  GlasgowScotland 
Item 59 of 1481889Templeton's Carpet Factory  GlasgowScotlandOriginal building and facades.
Item 60 of 1481890Kelly HouseWemyss Bay RenfrewshireScotlandRebuilt and extended
Item 61 of 1481890Moredun and lodgePaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 62 of 148c. 1890Kepplestone Cottage  AberdeenScotlandExtension (attribution by Brogden) - William Kelly is in fact believed to have been responsible, but Leiper may have given advice, as a fellow Royal Academician
Item 63 of 148189118 Park Circus  GlasgowScotlandPanelled drawing room and decorated hall
Item 64 of 1481891ClarendonHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandFurther extension - west wing
Item 65 of 1481891Glasgow Art Gallery and MuseumKelvingrove GlasgowScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 66 of 1481891Helensburgh Cemetery, Monument to Hugh Kerr, tobacco merchantHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 67 of 1481891RosebankHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 68 of 14818925 West Abercromby StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations to attic
Item 69 of 1481892Earnock CottageHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 70 of 1481892GlencairnHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandCoachhouse and stable
Item 71 of 1481892Helensburgh Free ChurchHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandRedecoration; addition of porch; new hall for managers
Item 72 of 1481892The GlenHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAdditional storey to outbuildings
Item 73 of 1481892The MainsHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandBilliard room
Item 74 of 148189377 James StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandInternal alterations
Item 75 of 1481893DalmoreHelensburgh or Helmsburgh DunbartonshireScotlandLodge and coachman's house in similar style
Item 76 of 1481893Hermitage SchoolHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandNew wing
Item 77 of 1481893RosslandHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandService wing added
Item 78 of 1481893St Leonard'sKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 79 of 1481893Victoria InfirmaryHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 80 of 1481893WestbreakKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 81 of 1481895Auchterarder Parish Church, Monument to Rev George JacqueAuchterarder PerthshireScotland 
Item 82 of 1481895BrantwoodHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 83 of 1481895North British Railway Hotel  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design
Item 84 of 1481895RosemountHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension - canted bay
Item 85 of 1481895SchoolGarelochhead DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 86 of 1481895TaybankHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension
Item 87 of 1481895Tighnabruaich HouseTighnabruaich ArgyllScotland 
Item 88 of 1481896KintilloHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandCoachhouse and stables
Item 89 of 1481896Knockderry Castle and lodge (Knockderry Cottage)Cove DunbartonshireScotlandAdditions
Item 90 of 1481896Lansdowne ParkHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of mansard roof
Item 91 of 1481897Knockderry HouseCove DunbartonshireScotlandMajor extension to earlier Baronial house--stylistic attribution
Item 92 of 1481897Viewfield and lodge buildingStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 93 of 1481897Viewfield and lodge buildingStirling StirlingshireScotlandLodge - with Ebeneezer Simpson
Item 94 of 1481898Auchenbothie house, stables, gate lodge, cottage etcKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotlandMain house
Item 95 of 1481898Dhuhill House LodgeHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 96 of 1481898Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901Kelvingrove GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unplaced
Item 97 of 1481898Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandSupervised large scheme of mural decoration by the Glasgow Boys for banqueting hall
Item 98 of 1481898Glasgow Public Halls  GlasgowScotlandRedecoration
Item 99 of 1481898GlencairnHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAttic rooms
Item 100 of 1481898Piersland Lodge, gatelodge and stable blockTroon AyrshireScotlandLodge, gatelodge, offices, stables (or mews)
Item 101 of 1481898Red TowerHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 102 of 1481898RedholmHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandStables (now The Glinch on Queen Street) and servants' quarters
Item 103 of 1481898Redholm, stablesHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 104 of 1481899Ballimore, Otter FerryLoch Fyne ArgyllScotlandRemodelling
Item 105 of 1481899Barnlongart, Ballimore EstateLoch Fyne ArgyllScotland 
Item 106 of 1481899KintilloHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandBilliard room and porch
Item 107 of 1481899SS Regele Carol I, interiors    Music room
Item 108 of 1481899Victoria InfirmaryHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of sitting room and bedroom
Item 109 of 1481899William Black Memorial, Duart PointCraignureMullArgyllScotland 
Item 110 of 1481899WoodendHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension
Item 111 of 1481900Ard ChoilleClynder DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 112 of 1481900Ard LussHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 113 of 1481900BonnytonHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandConservatory addition
Item 114 of 1481900DeroranStirling StirlingshireScotlandAlso lodge at 16 Polmaise Road
Item 115 of 1481900Glasgow Royal Infirmary  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - unplaced
Item 116 of 1481900Glendaruel HouseKilmodan ArgyllScotland 
Item 117 of 1481900WoodendHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandGarden store
Item 118 of 1481901Carron BankHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandBilliard room - plans dated
Item 119 of 1481901The Hall, WoodendHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandTwo conservatories added
Item 120 of 148c. 1901Glendaruel House, watermillClachan of Glendaruel ArgyllScotland 
Item 121 of 148c. 1901Mar GateStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 122 of 1481902BarranfrowHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations and conservatory addition
Item 123 of 1481902CairndhuHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition to service wing
Item 124 of 1481902Marden HouseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandMuseum extension
Item 125 of 1481902Victoria InfirmaryHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandOperating theatre
Item 126 of 148c. 1902St James's Church of ScotlandKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 127 of 1481903Glendaruel InnClachan of Glendaruel ArgyllScotlandAlterations and enlargement
Item 128 of 1481903Morar HouseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandHouse, motor house, and laundry
Item 129 of 1481904DalmoreHelensburgh or Helmsburgh DunbartonshireScotlandExtension to lodge
Item 130 of 1481904Morar HouseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandMotor house and laundry
Item 131 of 1481904Rockbank House and LodgeHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations to house and extensions to lodge
Item 132 of 148c. 1904Commercial building, 153 St Vincent Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 133 of 1481905Business Premises and House for William Chambers  GlasgowScotland 
Item 134 of 1481905Premises, George Street and Argyll StreetOban ArgyllScotlandMajor rebuilding: conversion of old premises into shop and tenement 'in progress' in 1905 - carried out as joint architect with McNab
Item 135 of 1481905RockbankHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations and addtions (house doubled in size and lodge extended)
Item 136 of 1481906BrownhillHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations and bay window addition
Item 137 of 1481906High MayfieldHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandBay window addition
Item 138 of 1481906Logie AstonBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotlandBays, sundial, turret and porch added
Item 139 of 1481906Morar HouseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandGardener's cottage
Item 140 of 1481906Rockbank, Three VillasHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 141 of 1481906Victoria InfirmaryHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandGatehouse
Item 142 of 1481907Morar HouseHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAttic-level addition and billiard room
Item 143 of 1481907UplandsBridge of Allan StirlingshireScotland 
Item 144 of 148c. 1907AverleyKelvinside GlasgowScotlandRedecoration, including panelling in drawing room, dining room and hall (carried out by Matthew Henderson of Glasgow) and furniture (made by Wylie & Lochhead)
Item 145 of 1481908Ard LussHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandRear extension
Item 146 of 1481908PolkemmetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 147 of 148c. 1909Rossdhu HouseLuss ArgyllScotlandInternal work and additions
Item 148 of 1481914BrantwoodHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandGarage

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architectural Heritage    no 3 1992 pp32-42 (Simon Green)
Item 2 of 6Gow, Ian and Rowan, Alistair1995Scottish Country Houses  pp285-97 (List of Houses by J R Hume)
Item 3 of 6Hyndland Church 1887-18971987Hyndland Church 1887-1897 Glasgow 1987 
Item 4 of 6Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p34, p91, p92, p144
Item 5 of 6Who's Who in Glasgow1909   p 115
Item 6 of 6Worsdall, Frank1966 June 1966Scottish Field June 1966 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder2 June 1916   
Item 2 of 5Builders Journal12 January 1898  'Men who Build,' pp487-488
Item 3 of 5Building News6 June 1890   
Item 4 of 5Glasgow Herald29 May 1916   
Item 5 of 5RIBA Journal26 August 1916 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p302

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCorrespondence James Salmon letters to his brother Hugh
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from recollections of J Steel Maitland to Ian Campbell
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v6 p95 (microfiche 95/E1)

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