Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Arthur Bain ('Tim') Morrison |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||22 July 1903 |
|Died: ||13 May 1968 |
|Bio Notes: ||Arthur Bain Morrison, known as 'Tim', was born on 22 July 1903 the son of William Bernie Morrison, mercantile clerk and his wife, Margaret Bain. His mother died early. He was educated at a school in Perth and from 22 September 1914 until 18 July 1919 at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh, where one school report said: 'attainment average. Excels in drawing and handicraft. Behaviour, manner attitude VG'. |
From 1919-24 he was articled to W B Taylor in Edinburgh while attending morning classes at Edinburgh College of Art and afternoon and evening classes at Heriot Watt. In 1924 he took a post as junior assistant in the office of J D Cairns & Ford, being promoted to senior assistant in 1928. In this post he had responsibility for 'general practice work, including houses, hotels, factories banks, restaurants etc'.
In 1938 he was assumed into partnership, although the practice title J D Cairns & Ford remained unchanged.
he was elected LRIBA in 1947, his proposers being James Davidson Cairns, Charles Edward Tweedie and John Ross McKay.
Morrison died at his home in Gullane on 13 May 1968. He was survived by his wife Mona (Doctor Keyden or Reyden) Cumming.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Fairways, Templar Place, Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland||Private|| ||1968|| |
|63, George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland||Business||c. 1938||1940|| |
|48, Melville Street, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private/business(?)||1950 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Post Office Directories|| || || || || |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|Professor David M Walker personal archive||Professor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material|| ||Information courtesy of Neil Brown|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no 6102 (Combined box 119)|