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Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Barclay
Designation: Architect
Born: 1846
Died: 13 July 1917
Bio Notes: David Barclay was born in Glasgow in 1846, the son of Hugh Barclay, sculptor, and his wife Agnes R Marshall (Iain Paterson) or Margaret Buchanan (W J Johnston) and much younger brother of Hugh Barclay architect. He was articled to his brother, then in partnership with Alexander Watt, on 1 January 1861. Already in the office was James Sellars who had joined it in 1857. All three became members of Alexander Thomson's circle, David writing a memoir of him in 1904. During his apprenticeship David started drawing under the painter A D Robertson and at the end of it undertook the continental study tour which was the foundation of his French and German influenced neo classicism.

The early success of the Barclay & Watt practice was not sustained into the next decade. By the mid-1860s they appear to have been seriously short of commissions. James Sellars left for James Hamilton's, although at least for a time some sort of working relationship remained, Dr Colin Sinclair (who joined the firm some years after Sellars' death) being uncertain as to its extent; and at or about the same date Alexander Watt left to re-commence practice on his own account with an office at 67 Renfield Street. But by January 1871 Hugh's business had picked up sufficiently for David to become a partner, their first joint work being the very sophisticated Italian Romanesque Duke Street United Presbyterian Church. The Convalescent Home at Kilmun followed in 1873 and in 1875 the firm made its name for a second time wirh the Albany Academy in Ashley Street which established their reputation for educational buildings and set a pattern for a long series of rather Germanic Italianate-profiled board schools with sophisticated neo-Schinkelesque banded rustication, pilastrades, architrave frames spanning several bays, unfluted Ionic columns and herms were their favourite motifs. Considerable numbers of their schools were built for the Glasgow area school boards throughout the later 1870s and earlier 1880s: Melville Street (1878), Pollokshields (two blocks, 1879 and 1882), Abbotsford Place, (two blocks again, 1879 and 1893), Springfield (1881), Harmony Row and Rutland Crecent (1883)and Hillhead High (1884), all in Glasgow, and Jean Street (1883) and Clune Park (1886) in Port Glasgow, the grandest of them being the privately funded new building for Glasgow Academy at Kelvinbridge (1878). Of these Rutland Crescent was virtually indistinguishable from the work of James Sellars.

In 1879 Charles Barry, Junior, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, awarded the Barclays the commission for the new Municipal Buildings at Greenock. It was then by far the most ambitious project of the kind undertaken in Scotland, with a central public hall and an internal carriage drive closely modelled on English precedents, and one which escalated during construction when the Municipal Buildings in Glasgow threatened to put it in the shade. In deference perhaps to the assessor's known preferences, its facades were more Renaissance than Greek with domed corner towers, pedimented attic pavilions, and a 250-foot tower crowned by a Corinthian peristyle, all liberally enriched with granite-shafted columns and caryatid figures. It took the firm into the premier league and enabled it to ride out not only the severe recession of the 1880s but the professional disaster of David's arrest on a charge of culpable homicide (of which he was acquitted) following the collapse of a playshed at Pollokshields in 1882. The brothers won the competition for the unbuilt municipal buildings opposite the Clark Town Hall in Paisley in 1883 and secured the commission for the giant Sellarsesque Greek Ionic temple of St George-in-the -Fields in 1885, clearly designed as a challenge to Thomas Lennox Watson's Roman Corinthian Wellington UP Church of 1882.

In the later 1880s the Barclays abandoned pure neo-Greek detail in favour of straightforward Italian palazzo treatments first seen at Annette Street School in Govanhill in 1886, but best exemplified at Lorne Street, Govan (1892) which has Ionic aedicules, fluted dwarf attic pilasters and diamond panels. These buildings were still very chaste in design but after Hugh's death in November 1892, uninhibited competition with the Northern European early Renaissance forms of architects such as James Thomson and his sons became the norm: indeed David set the pace for it in his competition win for J & P Coats Central Thread Agency Buildings on Bothwell Street in 1891, a long façade of thickly crowded aedicules, gables, turrets and chimneys which completely outdid the pioneer Glasgow examples of the genre, Thomas Lennox Watson's Citizen Building of 1889 on St Vincent Street Place and Alfred Waterhouse's Prudential Building on West Regent Street of 1890. Much more impressive as architecture than the Central Thread Agency was the giant Cumming and Smith warehouse of 1892 on Sauchiehall Street with its towering façade of deep giant arched recesses, extruded bay windows and dwarf-colonnaded eaves gallery, the arched recesses being enlarged and enriched red sandstone variants of those of his brother's cast-iron façade in Jamaica Street of thirty-five years earlier.

Hugh Barclay never sought election to the RIBA but David was nominated as part of Charles Barry junior and John Honeyman's recruiting campaign, his proposers being Honeyman, John Baird, and George Bell, and was admitted FRIBA on 3 January 1881. Like Rowand Anderson he subsequently allowed his fellowship to lapse, probably as a result of the disagreements within the Institute on registration, but in 1899 he was re-nominated as President of an Allied Society, the Glasgow Insittute of Architects, and for a time he was a Council member.

In deference to his brother's memory, David retained the practice title of H & D Barclay but throughout the 1890s his architecture became bigger-scaled, a trend first seen at Cumming and Smith's warehouse on Sauchiehall Street in 1891 which reached gargantuan proportions in the reticulated façade of Hunter Blair's warehouse on Queen Street in 1899. In 1901 he won the limited competition for the Glasgow and West od Scotland College of Science and Technology, then the largest single educational building constructed in the UK. The final design has details in common with his buildings of the 1890s but the inspiration for its giant buttressed facades came from Julien Guadet's Hotel des Postes in Paris.

By 1909 David Barclay was reported as having designed no fewer than 40 schools but his late work is variable in quality. His last work, the twin-spired Jordanhill Training College (1913-1915), was again won in competition, but was curiously idiosyncratic in design.

David Barclay was smaller in stature than his brother with a big moustache, approachable but 'very downright and decided', qualities still evident in his correspondence on the building of the Royal College at the University of Strathclyde. In later years at least he was the driving force behind the practice. He was also more active in public life, serving on the RIBA Council and becoming Deacon of the Mason Incorporation, Master of the Lodge of Glasgow St John no 3, and Provincial Grand Architect of the Province of Glasgow. He was also President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects in 1900 and Vice President of the Glasgow Art Club. He died of cardiac valvular disease, on 13 July 1917 at his home, Laventille, 437 Crow Road, leaving moveable estate of £3,480 13s 10d. He was survived by a son, David R Barclay, who was also an architect but who emigrated to Canada, and three daughters.

The practice was continued by Dr Colin Sinclair (1879-1957) who had joined the firm as an apprentice shortly before Hugh Barclay's death. He had remained as assistant until 1907 when he joined Professor Gourlay's staff at the Royal College, returning to take over the practice in the year of Barclay's death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 8136, Wellington Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1880 *  
Item 2 of 86, Buckingham Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1880  
Item 3 of 819, Kelvinside Terrace South, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1886 or 1887 *  
Item 4 of 8Ingleside, Scotstounhill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate18881892 or 1893 
Item 5 of 85, Hawarden Terrace, Partickhill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1896 or 1897 *  
Item 6 of 8245, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1900After 1914(?) 
Item 7 of 830, Kinsborough Gardens, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1906 *  
Item 8 of 8Laventille/437, Crow Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1914(?)1917 

* 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 3Hugh Barclay1 January 1861 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Barclay & Watt1 January 1861 Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3H & D Barclay18713 July 1917Partner 

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 2John Begg Campbell1898c. 1903Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2John Begg Campbellc. 19031910Assistant 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Baird the Second3 January 1881for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3George Bell I3 January 1881for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3John Honeyman3 January 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 15Thomas Baird11 June 1906for Fellowship
Item 2 of 15John Archibald Campbell11 June 1906for Fellowship
Item 3 of 15John Begg Campbell24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 15Henry Edward Clifford11 June 1906for Fellowship
Item 5 of 15James Davidson3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 6 of 15Neil Campbell Duff11 June 1906for Fellowship
Item 7 of 15James Bow Dunn5 June 1905for Fellowship
Item 8 of 15John Galt1910for Licentiateship
Item 9 of 15Alexander McGibbon9 June 1884for Associateship
Item 10 of 15William Forsyth McGibbon11 June 1906for Fellowship
Item 11 of 15John Campbell McKellar3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 12 of 15Charles Ernest Monro2 March 1903for Associateship
Item 13 of 15James Milne MonroApril 1906for Fellowship
Item 14 of 15James Campbell Reid4 March 1907for Associateship
Item 15 of 15(Dr) Colin Sinclair6 June 1910for Licentiateship

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 148 Academy buildingGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandAdditions - date unknown
Item 2 of 1481872City of Glasgow Bank  GlasgowScotlandRefronting
Item 3 of 1481872Convalescent HomeKilmun ArgyllScotland 
Item 4 of 1481872Duke Street UP Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 1481872Houses for North British Railway CompanyCowlairs GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 1481873Mission SanatoriumSaltcoats AyrshireScotland 
Item 7 of 148187413, 15 Turnberry Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 1481874Corner tenement, Turnberry Road and Hyndland Road  GlasgowScotlandJoint architect with H & D Barclay, but not in partnership
Item 9 of 1481874Mansion House for Charles ConnellWhiteinch GlasgowScotland 
Item 10 of 1481874Village of Dwellings for Steel Company of Scotland, HillsideCambuslang LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 1481875Albany Academy  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 1481875Bank at East KilbrideEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 1481875Church at BallantraeBallantrae AyrshireScotland 
Item 14 of 1481875Tenement of mansion flats, Hamilton CrescentPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 1481876Bank at KilsythKilsyth StirlingshireScotland 
Item 16 of 1481876Wellington Place Baptist Church  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design
Item 17 of 1481877City of Glasgow Bank, New StreetDalry AyrshireScotland 
Item 18 of 1481877Established ChurchCleland LanarkshireScotland 
Item 19 of 1481877Glasgow AcademyKelvin Bridge GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 1481877Partick AcademyPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 1481877Regent Place UP ChurchDennistoun GlasgowScotland 
Item 22 of 1481878Abbotsford School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 1481878Pollokshields School  GlasgowScotlandAlbert Drive building
Item 24 of 1481879Greenock Municipal BuildingsGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 25 of 1481879St Andrew's Free ChurchGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 26 of 1481880Polmadie Public SchoolPolmadie GlasgowScotland 
Item 27 of 148c. 1880Grove Street School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 14818811-7 Hughenden Terrace, Hughenden Road and 6 Montague Lane  GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 1481882Albert Road Academy  GlasgowScotland 
Item 30 of 1481882Pollokshields School  GlasgowScotlandMelville Street building
Item 31 of 1481882Springfield School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 32 of 148188310-20 Hyndland Road and 1 Montague Lane  GlasgowScotland 
Item 33 of 148188317-45 Cleveden Road and 1-98 Beaconsfield Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 34 of 1481883Govan High SchoolGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 1481883Paisley Municipal BuildingsPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandScheme only
Item 36 of 1481883Rutland Crescent School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 37 of 1481884Hillhead High SchoolHillhead GlasgowScotland 
Item 38 of 1481884Jean Street SchoolPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 39 of 1481885Hartwood AsylumShotts LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design, selected but not successful
Item 40 of 1481886Clune Park SchoolPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 41 of 1481886Govanhill School Annette StreetGovanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 42 of 1481886Lamlash and Kilbride Parish ChurchLamlashArranButeScotland 
Item 43 of 1481886St Georges in the Fields Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 44 of 1481888Clydesdale Paint, Colour and Oil Works  GlasgowScotland 
Item 45 of 1481889Bryden Memorial Mission Hall and HomeSaltcoats AyrshireScotland 
Item 46 of 1481889City of Glasgow District Asylum for Pauper LunaticsGartcosh GlasgowScotlandSecond premiated competition design (£100 premium)
Item 47 of 1481889Hillhead Congregational Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 48 of 1481890Queen Anne Board SchoolDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 49 of 1481890Stewartville SchoolPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 50 of 1481891Cumming & Smith's warehouse  GlasgowScotland 
Item 51 of 1481891Fairfield Public SchoolGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 52 of 1481891Glasgow Art Gallery and MuseumKelvingrove GlasgowScotlandCompetition entry - unplaced
Item 53 of 1481891J & P Coats Offices  GlasgowScotlandWon competition and secured job; built in three phases - 1891, 1898 and 1901
Item 54 of 1481891Renton Parish ChurchRenton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 55 of 1481892Commercial SchoolDunfermline FifeScotlandReconstruction after fire
Item 56 of 1481892Lorne Street School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 57 of 1481893Abbotsford School  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 58 of 1481893Balinakill HouseClachan, North Kintyre ArgyllScotlandAddition
Item 59 of 1481894Broomloan Road Public SchoolGovan GlasgowScotlandSecond red sandstone building - separate from the Watt building
Item 60 of 1481894Lennoxtown SchoolLennoxtown StirlingshireScotland 
Item 61 of 1481895Burgh ChambersMillportGreat CumbraeButeScotland 
Item 62 of 1481895Design for a building (probably St Vincent Street or West George Street)  GlasgowScotland 
Item 63 of 1481895Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms, Buchanan Street  GlasgowScotlandDesign only - Browne secured commission
Item 64 of 1481895Mount Florida School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 65 of 1481895Proposed building in Buchanan Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 66 of 1481896Glasgow School of Art  GlasgowScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 67 of 1481896Halifax Public HallHalifax YorkshireEnglandCompetition design - placed second
Item 68 of 1481896Stanley Printing Works  GlasgowScotland 
Item 69 of 148After 1896Police Station for the Burgh of PartickPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 70 of 148Before 1896WhitehouseLamlashArranButeScotland 
Item 71 of 1481897Chalmers Free Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 72 of 1481897Cunninghame Free Church  GlasgowScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 73 of 1481897Finnieston School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 74 of 1481897Gibson HallGarelochhead ArgyllScotlandAttribution by 'Buildings of Scotland'
Item 75 of 1481897Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms, Argyle Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 76 of 1481897Warehouse and offices for St George's Co-operative Society Ltd  Glasgow?Scotland 
Item 77 of 148189891-111, 117-127 and 118-134 Dowanhill Street and 58-60 Dowanside Road  GlasgowScotlandDesigned in collaboration with George S Kenneth
Item 78 of 1481898Lyceum Cinema (II)Govan GlasgowScotland 
Item 79 of 1481898Lyceum TheatreGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 80 of 1481898Sailors' Orphan HomesKilmacolm/Kilmalcolm RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 81 of 1481898The GarrochtyKingarthButeButeScotland 
Item 82 of 148After 1898Crieff Public SchoolCrieff PerthshireScotland 
Item 83 of 148After 1898Stafford LibraryStafford StaffordshireEnglandPlans
Item 84 of 14818992, 2A and 4 Lorraine Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 85 of 1481899Glass works  GlasgowScotland 
Item 86 of 1481899Govan Combination Poorhouse and AsylumGovan GlasgowScotlandAdditions - including extension to hospital block of McLachan and Children's Blocks
Item 87 of 1481899Technical Higher Grade and Primary SchoolDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 88 of 1481899Warehouse of Hunter Barr and Co, Queen Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 89 of 14819002-8 Kensington Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 90 of 1481900Empress TheatrePartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 91 of 1481900Queen's Park Higher Grade School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 92 of 1481900St Leonard's Primary SchoolDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 93 of 1481900St Margaret's WorksDunfermline FifeScotlandLarge additions
Item 94 of 148c. 19003-9 Lorraine Road  GlasgowScotland 
Item 95 of 148c. 190045-67 Dowanside Road and 106 and 115 Dowanhill Street  GlasgowScotlandDesigned in collaboration with George S Kenneth
Item 96 of 148Late 1900 or early 1901Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College  GlasgowScotlandWon competition to secure job, after being invited to submit design
Item 97 of 148190178-104 Dowanhill Street and 38-40 Highburgh Road  GlasgowScotlandDesigned in collaboration with George S Kenneth
Item 98 of 1481901Albert Road Academy  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 99 of 1481901Gartmore House  PerthshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 100 of 1481901Govan High SchoolGovan GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 101 of 1481901Pittencrieff School and schoolmaster's houseDunfermline FifeScotlandNew building to west
Item 102 of 1481901St Columba's Church (Gaelic)  GlasgowScotlandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 103 of 14819021-9 Beaumont Gate  GlasgowScotlandDesigned in collaboration with George S Kenneth
Item 104 of 148190211-24 Kensington Gate  GlasgowScotland 
Item 105 of 148190214-18 Beaumont Gate  GlasgowScotlandDesigned in collaboration with George S Kenneth
Item 106 of 148190228-30 and 32-34 Highburgh Road and 10 and 13 Beaumont Gate  GlasgowScotlandDesigned in collaboration with George S Kenneth
Item 107 of 148190233 Victoria Crescent Road (Kings Gate)  GlasgowScotland 
Item 108 of 148190235-37 Victoria Crescent Road (Kings Gate)  GlasgowScotland 
Item 109 of 148190243 Victoria Crescent Road and walls  GlasgowScotland 
Item 110 of 148190248 and 48A Dowanside Road (Kings Gate)  GlasgowScotlandDesigned in collaboration with George S Kenneth
Item 111 of 1481902Albany Academy  GlasgowScotlandAdditions to S
Item 112 of 1481902Free Church College  GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 113 of 1481902Gartmore House, Gartartan Lodge  PerthshireScotland 
Item 114 of 1481902P & R Fleming's  GlasgowScotland 
Item 115 of 1481903Bellahouston AcademyBellahouston GlasgowScotlandAddition of swimming pool and gymnasium block - with Samuel Preston as clerk of works
Item 116 of 1481903Govan District AsylumGovan GlasgowScotlandAdditions - infirm ward pavilions and homes
Item 117 of 1481903Hamilton Municipal Buildings and Public LibraryHamilton LanarkshireScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 118 of 1481903Kilbarchan Baptist ChurchKilbarchan RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 119 of 148After 1903Stranraer High School and Academy BuildingsStranraer WigtownshireScotland 
Item 120 of 1481904ClairinchHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 121 of 1481904Gaelic UF ChurchPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 122 of 1481904Gartmore Parish ChurchGartmore StirlingshireScotland 
Item 123 of 1481904Hillhead High SchoolHillhead GlasgowScotlandAdditions
Item 124 of 14819051A and 2-18A Westbourne Gardens  GlasgowScotlandAlterations and billiard room in no 2A
Item 125 of 1481905Howie and McGregor's  GlasgowScotland 
Item 126 of 1481905Partick, Hillhead and Maryhill Joint Hospital for Infectious Diseases  GlasgowScotlandReception
Item 127 of 1481906Grange SchoolBo'ness / Borrowstouness West LothianScotland 
Item 128 of 1481907Govan High SchoolGovan GlasgowScotlandExtension
Item 129 of 1481907Technical Higher Grade and Primary SchoolDunfermline FifeScotlandExtension in New Row
Item 130 of 1481907Technical School Primary DepartmentDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 131 of 1481907Wilton Parish Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 132 of 1481907 or 1908Carnegie District Library, BaldridgeburnDunfermline FifeScotlandAwarded commission after competition
Item 133 of 14819085-9 Crown Road South  GlasgowScotland 
Item 134 of 1481908Bridge Street UF ChurchAlexandria DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 135 of 1481908Old Monkland School Board Higher Grade SchoolCoatbridge LanarkshireScotland 
Item 136 of 1481908Swedenborgian New Jerusalem Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 137 of 1481908Watt Memorial SchoolGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 138 of 1481909College of Hygiene and Physical Training and schoolDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 139 of 1481909German Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 140 of 1481909High SchoolDunfermline FifeScotlandPrimary department added
Item 141 of 1481909Highholm SchoolPort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 142 of 1481909Premises  GlasgowScotland 
Item 143 of 1481909Woodlands Methodist Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 144 of 1481911Usher Hall  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - not successful
Item 145 of 1481912Garage  GlasgowScotland 
Item 146 of 1481912Gateside Public SchoolCambuslang LanarkshireScotlandUnsuccessful competition entry but awarded premium (2nd place?)
Item 147 of 1481913Jordanhill College, David Stow Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 148 of 1481913Jordanhill Teacher Training CollegeJordanhill GlasgowScotlandWon competition to secure job

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Barclay, David1904Greek Thomson: his life and opinions Architectural Review May 1904 
Item 2 of 6Glasgow Contemporaries1901Glasgow Contemporaries at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century   
Item 3 of 6Walker, D2000Designing the Royal College Mays, D C, Moss, M S and Oglethorpe, M K (eds): Visions of Scotland's past, pp97-121 
Item 4 of 6Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p124
Item 5 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Glasgow1909    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder27 July 1917   
Item 2 of 5Building News25 July 1917  p64 obituary
Item 3 of 5Quiz3 August 1893   
Item 4 of 5RIBA Journal1917v24London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p240
Item 5 of 5The Bailiebetween 1916 and 1917v24 nos 1216, 1321, 1510, 2134

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3New Register HouseWills and Testaments  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Iain Paterson
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v6 p58 and F v13 p29; microfiches 94/F6 and 117/G7

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