Basic Biographical Details

Name: Arthur James Barclay
Designation: Architect
Born: 1880
Bio Notes: Arthur James Barclay was born in 1880 and articled to John Sear for four years. He attended Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen. He was subsequently assistant to Alexander Marshall Mackenzie for six years, to Matear & Simon of Liverpool for two years and then to Leslie Ower for two years. He emigrated to Canada and commenced independent practice in 1908 in Toronto and Goderich. He was elected LRIBA on 20 March 1911, his proposers being Mackenzie, Ower and William Fleming Wilkie.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2343, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1904 Office address of A Marshall Mackenzie
Item 2 of 2Goderich, Ontario, Canada, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Marshall Mackenziec. 1898c. 1904Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Matear & Simonc. 1904c. 1906Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Leslie Owerc. 19061908Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Marshall Mackenzie20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Leslie Ower20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3William Fleming Wilkie20 March 1911for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v12 no 725