Basic Biographical Details

Name: Clarke & Bell
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1841
Ended: 31 December 1903
Bio Notes: William Clarke was born in Ayr in 1809, the son of Marion Paul who gave him the surname of Clark, that of his reputed father William Clark. The Clarke spelling was adopted later. In or about 1823 he was articled to William Burn and remained with him as a draughtsman. George Bell, born on 31 July 1814 in Lanarkshire, the son of John Bell and Agnes Donaldson, joined Burn's staff from the London office of Archibald Elliot II and his brother Alexander. In 1841 while still in Burn's employ they entered a joint competition for Lanarkshire County Buildings and the Merchants' House of Glasgow in which it was 'a condition … that each of the buildings was to have its individuality, but that together they would be in harmony'. Their design - what seems to be their perspective is now in NMRS - appears to have drawn inspiration from Harvey Lonsdale Elmes's original designs for St George's Hall and The Assize Courts in Liverpool when these were separate projects: Bell may have seen these when still in London. As a result of their success in the competition they formed a partnership which at once attained a place in the foremost rank of Scottish architects, a position consolidated by being premiated in the Edinburgh Free Church College competition two years later. The commission for the latter was, however, given to William Henry Playfair. By at least 1843 Clarke and Bell had opened an office in Glasgow at 135 Buchanan Street which seems to have also been their home address, a move further encouraged by the first of several commissions for the reconstruction of the Justiciary Courts in 1845. Together with Baird and Wilson, Clarke and Bell were the principal beneficiaries of the collapse of the D & J Hamilton/James Smith partnership in 1844.

Of the two partners, Clarke was the more active in public affairs. He was one of the leading members of the Architectural Institute of Scotland founded in 1850, contributing a paper on Scots Pictorial Architecture delivered on 27 February 1851. In 1855 he designed the Italian Renaissance Room in that body's Scottish Exhibition Rooms in Bath Street (the building itself was by Alexander Thomson) and, although not one of the leading founding members in 1858, he became a prominent member of the Glasgow Architectural Society, delivering the 1864 opening address. It was, however, Bell who sought membership of the RIBA during the Charles Barry Jun. - John Honeyman recruiting campaign, Clarke being by then sixty-nine and nearing retirement. Bell was admitted FRIBA on 16 December 1878, his proposers being John Baird II, John Honeyman and James Thomson.

Clarke's is the more readily identifiable architectural personality, with a marked predilection for shallow relief and Corinthian pilasters, his style changing little during his long career. The more three-dimensional columnar treatments and richer detail of the Caledonian and North British Insurance buildings were probably Bell's. In contrast to their refined classicism their Gothic buildings were spiky, angular and hard-edged, perhaps influenced by the work of Billings.

Bell died on 4 January 1887 at Invereoch Cottage, Kilmun, and Clarke almost exactly two years later of apoplexy on 5 January 1889 at his house at 12 Ballantine Drive, Ayr. Bell left moveable estate of £2,410 19s 2d, but both partners probably had significant heritable property. Clarke's obituarist described him as 'simple in manner, kindly of heart, genial in social intercourse, full of curious anecdote and reminiscence and with much humour of a peculiar quaintness' - evidently part of the Glasgow architect's stock-in-trade since John Keppie made a similar observation on Sellars's 'quaint repartee'.

Prior to their deaths Clarke and Bell had taken into partnership George Bell II, born in Springburn in 1854, and had come to some sort of arrangement with Robert Alexander Bryden. Bryden was born in Glasgow in 1841, the son of Robert Bryden, Royal Bank Place, and Margaret Ramage of Kirkurd, Peeblesshire. He was educated at Arthur's Academy Dunoon and Kirkcaldy Grammar School. Articled to Clarke & Bell, he was allowed to insert his name in The Glasgow Directory as 'at Clarke and Bell's' by 1864 and in 1865 he made an influential marriage to Elizabeth Robertson, daughter of Alexander Robertson, a Glasgow ironfounder who retired to Dunoon, consolidating the connections Bryden already had there. Like George Bell II, who rose to the rank of Lt Col in the Lanarkshire Artillery Volunteers, Bryden had military connections, as a major in the 1st Lanarkshire volunteers. In the Directory of 1875-76 Bryden appears as 'of Clarke and Bell', implying a very senior position within the firm if not an actual partnership; and from 1876 Bryden seems to have run a simultaneous practice within the same office at 37 West Nile Street, a situation which persisted until 1891 when he was again described as 'of Clarke and Bell' and is known to have been in a formal partnership with the firm (see separate entry for Clarke & Bell & R A Bryden). The partnership was a loose one, with the two practices sharing an accounting structure but carrying out much of their work separately. The office was said to be divided with lettered glazed doors to their separate chambers. When this partnership dissolved on 31 December 1903, Bryden set up practice on his own account at Richmond Chambers, 147 Bath Street and George Bell II continued the practice under the previous name at 212 St Vincent Street.

By 1902 Bell seems to have been concerned to assume into partnership James Hoey Craigie, then his principal assistant, as the latter's Graeco-Baroque was more in touch with the times than Bryden's free Renaissance and better able to compete with Burnet, Campbell and Sandilands. . On 1 January 1905 Craigie was formally taken into partnership by George Bell, the firm's name changing to Clarke & Bell & J H Craigie (see separate entry).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4135, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 18431850 
Item 2 of 451, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18501860 
Item 3 of 437, West Nile Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1860After 1875 
Item 4 of 4212, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 1879After 1904and to after 1930 for the practice)

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 37William Clarke1841c. 1880(?)Partner 
Item 2 of 37George Bell I1841Before 1887Partner 
Item 3 of 37William MoffatAfter 1841Before 1863Assistant 
Item 4 of 37John Macvicar Andersonc. 1851Before 1856Apprentice 
Item 5 of 37Alexander McQueen (or MacQueen or Macqueen)18621869ApprenticePerhaps latterly an assistant??
Item 6 of 37Robert Alexander BrydenBefore 1864c. 1864Apprentice 
Item 7 of 37Robert Alexander Brydenc. 1864(?)1875(?) Became partner sometime between 1875 and 1891.
Item 8 of 37George Bell IIOctober 18691873(?)Apprentice 
Item 9 of 37George Bell IIc. 1873(?)1880Assistant(?) 
Item 10 of 37George Bell II188031 December 1904Partner 
Item 11 of 37Gavin Patersonc. 18801885Apprentice 
Item 12 of 37John Bryan Nisbetc. 1887(?)c. 1890(?)Chief Assistant 
Item 13 of 37David Andrew (junior)1888August 1891Apprentice 
Item 14 of 37William Cowie18901893Assistant(?) 
Item 15 of 37George Donaldson CoplandMay 18911896Apprentice 
Item 16 of 37Alexander Ellis DiackJune 1891October 1892Assistant 
Item 17 of 37David Andrew (junior)August 18911893Junior Assistant 
Item 18 of 37Alexander McKee1892 Assistant 
Item 19 of 37John Wittet1892September 1892Assistant 
Item 20 of 37Allan Ferguson Duncan18921896 or 1897Apprentice 
Item 21 of 37George Macfie Poole1893 or 18941894 or 1895Assistant 
Item 22 of 37Andrew Leitch1894 * Draughtsman 
Item 23 of 37David McLeod Craik18941894Assistant 
Item 24 of 37William Burns Stewart1895(?) * Draughtsman(?)Uncertain whether employed by Clarke & Bell, but he shared their address at this time
Item 25 of 37George Donaldson Copland1896March 1898Assistant 
Item 26 of 37Allan Ferguson Duncan1896 or 1897May 1903Draughtsmanassisting George Bell (II)
Item 27 of 37Alexander Nisbet Malcolm12 April 18971902Apprentice 
Item 28 of 37Matthew Adam18981898Assistant 
Item 29 of 37Alexander Wright1898 or 18991901Assistant 
Item 30 of 37John Roxburgh Smith1899c. 1903(?)Apprentice 
Item 31 of 37Alexander Nisbet Malcolm1902c. April 1904Assistant 
Item 32 of 37James Hoey Craigie190231 December 1904Principal AssistantFirm became Clake and Bell and J H Craigie in 1904.
Item 33 of 37James Allan Lauchlan190231 December 1904Apprentice 
Item 34 of 37John Marshall HunterAugust 190331 December 1904Assistant 
Item 35 of 37John Roxburgh Smithc. 1903(?)1904Assistant 
Item 36 of 37Alexander Nisbet Malcolmc. September 190431 December 1904Senior Assistant 
Item 37 of 37Joseph Browne Dick Gorman19061906AssistantFor three months only

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 155 Agricultural College  GlasgowScotlandExtensions - date unknown
Item 2 of 155 Blackburn, feuing planAyr AyrshireScotlandDate unknown (1915 plans appear to be by another hand)
Item 3 of 155 Earlston SchoolEarlston BerwickshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 4 of 155 Manse at CoveCove  ScotlandDate unknown
Item 5 of 1551842City and County Buildings and second Merchants' House  GlasgowScotlandS & W sections including second Merchants' House
Item 6 of 1551844(?)National Bank of Scotland and Square of Business ChambersShawlands GlasgowScotlandCompetition design (probably), though it may relate to Municipal Buildings proposal of 1873
Item 7 of 1551846Abattoir, north side  GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 1551846Dodridge Farm HouseHopetoun West LothianScotland 
Item 9 of 1551846St LeonardsAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 155After 1846Abattoirs and Meat Market  GlasgowScotlandOriginal abbatoirs
Item 11 of 1551848Anderston Free Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 12 of 1551848Barony PoorhouseForesthill GlasgowScotlandOriginal building (including porter's lodge)
Item 13 of 1551848InverdonAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 14 of 1551848Victoria Park feuingAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 15 of 1551849Justiciary Court Houses  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction
Item 16 of 1551849SchoolAlloway AyrshireScotland 
Item 17 of 1551849SchoolhouseAlloway AyrshireScotland 
Item 18 of 1551850s(?)Cambusdoon HouseAlloway AyrshireScotlandPlans drawn up for vinery
Item 19 of 1551852Triangular block of shops, Jail Square  GlasgowScotland 
Item 20 of 1551853North British Insurance (Assurance) Office  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 1551854Ayr Fort feuingAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 22 of 1551854Jedburgh Free ChurchJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 23 of 155c. 1854Caledonian Insurance Office  GlasgowScotland 
Item 24 of 1551855Market Inn  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 155c. 1855Bakery buildings   Scotland 
Item 26 of 155c. 1855Brisbane Villa  Ayrshire?ScotlandPorch
Item 27 of 155c. 1855Dalziel Parish SchoolDalziel LanarkshireScotland 
Item 28 of 155c. 1855Dolphinton House and lodge  PeeblesshireScotlandGate lodge - perhaps prepared plans for work on house as well and certainly for greenhouse.
Item 29 of 155c. 1855Gatelodge for Mr KerrGareloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 30 of 155c. 1855Gothic villa for Mr Montgomrie [sic]     
Item 31 of 155c. 1855Hayston House, LodgeKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 32 of 155c. 1855Hunthill HouseJedburgh? Roxburghshire?ScotlandAlterations, screen in corridor etc
Item 33 of 155c. 1855Hunthill House, stable officesJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 34 of 155c. 1855Italian villa for Robert Henderson  BelfastNorthern Ireland 
Item 35 of 155c. 1855Kayenne CottageDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 36 of 155c. 1855Lady Belhaven's SchoolWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 37 of 155c. 1855Large villa at Blantyre FarmBlantyre LanarkshireScotland 
Item 38 of 155c. 1855Mission Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 155c. 1855Mission ChurchGorbals GlasgowScotlandPlans drawn up - not selected
Item 40 of 155c. 1855Monument to Mr RobertsonDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 41 of 155c. 1855Royal Theatre  GlasgowScotland 
Item 42 of 155c. 1855Shopfront for Arnott & Co  GlasgowScotland 
Item 43 of 155c. 1855Stanley VillaPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 44 of 155c. 1855Tombstone for J S FlemingCampsie StirlingshireScotland 
Item 45 of 155c. 1855VillaCampsie StirlingshireScotland 
Item 46 of 155c. 1855Villa for Mr Murdoch     
Item 47 of 155c. 1855Villa for Thomas ReidGarliston Lanarkshire?Scotland 
Item 48 of 1551857LedcamerochBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 49 of 1551857LochbraeBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 50 of 1551857St GermainsBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 51 of 1551858Baronscourt Church  UlsterNorthern Ireland 
Item 52 of 1551858Skelmorlie Parish ChurchSkelmorlie AyrshireScotlandTransept added to old church (now the hall)
Item 53 of 1551859Abington House  LanarkshireScotland 
Item 54 of 1551859Justiciary Court Houses  GlasgowScotlandFurther reconstruction work
Item 55 of 155c. 1859Seafield House and lodgeAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 56 of 1551860sAbattoir, south side  GlasgowScotlandPlans drawn up
Item 57 of 1551860sHawick Corn ExchangeHawick RoxburghshireScotlandPlans drawn up - not executed
Item 58 of 1551860sMotherwell First (United) UP ChurchMotherwell LanarkshireScotlandPrepared plans - but John Grahame Peat secured commission
Item 59 of 1551860Arkleton HouseLangholm DumfriesshireScotlandOriginal house
Item 60 of 1551860Corn ExchangeJedburgh RoxburghshireScotlandGeorge Bell responsible
Item 61 of 1551860Darlington Place UP ChurchAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 62 of 1551860Milton Rooms  GlasgowScotlandConversion of Milton Rooms to Magnet Music Hall
Item 63 of 1551860Water Office  GlasgowScotland 
Item 64 of 1551861Glasgow Royal Infirmary Surgical Hospital  GlasgowScotlandAdded to Adam's infirmary
Item 65 of 1551861Hamilton Burgh BuildingsHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 66 of 155c. 1862Scottish National Albert Memorial  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design
Item 67 of 1551863Blantyre Parish ChurchBlantyre LanarkshireScotland 
Item 68 of 1551863Slaughter Houses, Market Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations
Item 69 of 1551866Property at High Street and Exchange StreetJedburgh RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 70 of 155c. 1866Manchester Town Hall  ManchesterEnglandCompetition design
Item 71 of 1551867Alexandra Music HallCowcaddens GlasgowScotland 
Item 72 of 1551867Ayr Cemetery, Monument to Rev.James StevensonAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 73 of 1551867Langbank UP ChurchLangbank RenfrewshireScotlandCompetition design
Item 74 of 1551867Theatre Royal  GlasgowScotlandOriginal building - Bell responsible.
Item 75 of 1551868City and County Buildings and second Merchants' House  GlasgowScotlandAdditions to the east (Brunswick Street)
Item 76 of 1551868Jamestown Parish ChurchJamestown DunbartonshireScotlandBlantyre design reused
Item 77 of 155c. 1870Girvan UP ChurchGirvan AyrshireScotland 
Item 78 of 1551871City and County Buildings and second Merchants' House  GlasgowScotlandNorthern section - Council Chambers and Municipal Offices in Ingram Street
Item 79 of 1551871St Andrews Free ChurchKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 80 of 1551872Hillhead Town Hall  GlasgowScotland 
Item 81 of 1551873Fish Market  GlasgowScotland 
Item 82 of 1551873Johnstone Memorial ChurchSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 83 of 1551874Lenzie Chapel of EaseLenzie Dunbartonshire/LanarkshireScotland 
Item 84 of 1551874Premises, Cadogan Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 85 of 1551875Clyde Spinning Mill  GlasgowScotland 
Item 86 of 1551875Partick, Hillhead and Maryhill Joint Hospital for Infectious Diseases  GlasgowScotlandOriginal building
Item 87 of 1551877Ayr Town HallAyr AyrshireScotlandExtension to High Street, and alterations - placed second in competition
Item 88 of 1551877Drill Hall and Headquarters for 1st Lanark Rifles  GlasgowScotland 
Item 89 of 155June 1877Trades House  GlasgowScotlandPlans for new building submitted for invited competition; subsequently abandoned after failure to reach a decision
Item 90 of 1551878Ayr AcademyAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 91 of 1551878Houses for James McLauchlanAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 92 of 1551880Skibo CastleSkibo SutherlandScotlandReconstruction
Item 93 of 155c. 1880RedheughKilbirnie AyrshireScotland 
Item 94 of 1551881Trochraigue HouseGirvan AyrshireScotlandAddition
Item 95 of 155c. 1881Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design entered under the pseudonym Clutha
Item 96 of 1551883Paisley County Buildings (Sheriff Court), Meeting Room and OfficesPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandWon in competition
Item 97 of 1551884Arkleton HouseLangholm DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations - HS suggests that house might be by Andrew MacQueen and gives NMRS as reference
Item 98 of 1551884Dalnair HouseDrymen StirlingshireScotlandBuildings of Scotland wrongly ascribes this to James Bell, as does HS List
Item 99 of 1551884Dalnair House LodgeDrymen StirlingshireScotland 
Item 100 of 155c. 1884Seaman's Institute  GlasgowScotland 
Item 101 of 1551885AdamtonMonkton AyrshireScotland 
Item 102 of 155188642-50 Gordon Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 103 of 1551890Paisley County Buildings (Sheriff Court), Meeting Room and OfficesPaisley RenfrewshireScotlandExtension in St James Street (making the façade asymmetrical)
Item 104 of 1551890RedheughKilbirnie AyrshireScotlandAdditions
Item 105 of 1551890Titwood Bowling ClubTitwood GlasgowScotland 
Item 106 of 155c. 1890Royal Bank of Scotland, Candleriggs  GlasgowScotlandGeorge Bell II responsible
Item 107 of 155c. 1890(?)Schools  GlasgowScotland 
Item 108 of 1551891(?)School for Govan School Board  GlasgowScotlandMay not have been involved - information from Alexander E Diack's RIBA nomination papers, which are unclear as to whether he was assisting Clarke & Bell or John Gordon at the time
Item 109 of 1551891(?)Warehouse, Argyle Street  GlasgowScotlandMay not have been involved - information from Alexander E Diack's RIBA nomination papers, which are unclear as to whether he was assisting Clarke & Bell or John Gordon at the time
Item 110 of 1551891 or 1892HomesNitshill GlasgowScotland 
Item 111 of 1551891 or 1892(?)School for Glasgow School Board  GlasgowScotland 
Item 112 of 1551892City and County Buildings and second Merchants' House  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction of former Council Chambers and Municipal Buildings on Ingram Street as Sheriff Courts
Item 113 of 1551892Tenements, Garnet Street and Buccleuch Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 114 of 155After 1892BagatelleGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 115 of 1551893City Sawmills  GlasgowScotland 
Item 116 of 1551894Fyfe Chambers  GlasgowScotland 
Item 117 of 1551894Warehousing and Bank of Scotland at ground floor  GlasgowScotland 
Item 118 of 155After 1894North Kelvinside Secondary SchoolNorth Kelvinside GlasgowScotlandor Clarke & Bell & R A Bryden? - conflicting information on assistants' RIBA nomination papers
Item 119 of 1551895Drill Hall and Headquarters for 1st Lanark Rifles  GlasgowScotlandFurther work
Item 120 of 155After 1895Warehouse for H Morrison  GlasgowScotland 
Item 121 of 155After 1895Weekly Mail Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 122 of 1551897A & G Thomson's Warehouse  GlasgowScotlandAlterations to create restaurant
Item 123 of 155After 1897Port Glasgow improvement schemePort Glasgow RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 124 of 1551898North British Daily Mail Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 125 of 155Mid 1800sBonhill Parish ChurchBonhill DunbartonshireScotlandPlans for alterations?
Item 126 of 155Mid 1800sBothwell UP ChurchBothwell LanarkshireScotlandPlans drawn up
Item 127 of 155Mid 1800sCampbell's Music Salon  GlasgowScotlandNew entrance
Item 128 of 155Mid 1800sCommercial Bank of Scotland, Trongate  GlasgowScotlandPlans drawn up
Item 129 of 155Mid 1800sDesign for a villa for Mr McNeillAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 130 of 155Mid 1800sEast Kilbride UP ChurchEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 131 of 155Mid 1800sHotel   ScotlandPlans drawn up
Item 132 of 155Mid 1800sHouse   ScotlandPlans prepared
Item 133 of 155Mid 1800sHouse   ScotlandPlans drawn up
Item 134 of 155Mid 1800sLeck's Property  GlasgowScotlandPlans drawn up
Item 135 of 155Mid 1800sManseWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 136 of 155Mid 1800sMr Adam Bryden's Cottage, Rachan MillBiggar (near) LanarkshireScotland 
Item 137 of 155Mid 1800sMr Bannatyne's house     
Item 138 of 155Mid 1800sMr Keir's VillaGarscadden GlasgowScotland 
Item 139 of 155Mid 1800sMr McCubbin's VillaLangside Hill GlasgowScotland 
Item 140 of 155Mid 1800sMr Monteith's villaAscogButeArgyll & ButeScotland 
Item 141 of 155Mid 1800sMr Robert Bell's villaWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 142 of 155Mid 1800sOffices, West Nile Street  GlasgowScotlandAlterations?
Item 143 of 155Mid 1800sRachanBiggar LanarkshireScotland 
Item 144 of 155Mid 1800sReformed Presbyterian Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 145 of 155Mid 1800sRobertson Memorial Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 146 of 155Mid 1800sSpringburn ManseSpringburn GlasgowScotland 
Item 147 of 155c. 1900AdamtonMonkton AyrshireScotlandAdditions
Item 148 of 155Late 1900 or early 1901Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design submitted after invitation - Bell submitted J H Craigie's design rather than one by himself - unsuccessful but placed second by professional staff
Item 149 of 1551901Workshop, Commerce Street  GlasgowScotlandRebuilding after a fire
Item 150 of 1551902A & G Thomson's Warehouse  GlasgowScotlandAdditions - 2 floors added
Item 151 of 1551903Kelvinhaugh Sawmills  GlasgowScotlandWater tower
Item 152 of 1551904Caledonia Foundry, Office block for Kerr & Co  GlasgowScotland 
Item 153 of 1551904Two blocks of tenements including Hayburn Vaults BarPartick GlasgowScotland 
Item 154 of 1551904Warehouse for Philip McSorley/MacSorley  GlasgowScotland 
Item 155 of 155Before 1906Villas, PollokshieldsPollokshields GlasgowScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Glasgow Contemporaries1901Glasgow Contemporaries at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century  R A Bryden
Item 2 of 4Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p19
Item 3 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Glasgow1909   George Bell II

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Builder22 January 1887   
Item 2 of 9Builder12 November 1887   
Item 3 of 9BuilderJanuary 1889  Obituary of Clarke
Item 4 of 9Builder21 April 1906  Obituary of Bryden
Item 5 of 9Builder1915109 p312 Obituary of George Bell II
Item 6 of 9RIBA Journal28 April 1906 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp340 Obituary of Bryden
Item 7 of 9RIBA Journal6 November 1915 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsBell obituary
Item 8 of 9RIBA Journal21 June 1930 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsJ H Craigie obituary p598
Item 9 of 9Scotsman3 June 1904  For dissolution of Clarke & Bell partnership

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Mark Turnbull, Clive Lucas Stapleton & Partners, SydneyInformation sent to Dictionary Sent December 2014
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSClarke & Bell Album (drawings trimmed to fit, address, dates & titles cut away)  
Item 3 of 3State Library, New South WalesSketchbook and scrapbook of architectural plans and tracings