Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||George Miller Cunningham |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||8 May 1829 |
|Died: ||25 March 1897 |
|Bio Notes: ||George Miller Cunningham's was born in Tibbermore, Perthshire, son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Cunningham of the Honourable East India Company and his wife Marjorie Ritchie. He was chief assistant 'for many years' when Edward Lawrence Ireland Blyth took him into partnership following the death of his brother Benjamin Hall Blyth in 1866, the practice title then changing from B & E Blyth to Blyth & Cunningham. They took Benjamin Hall Blyth junior into partnership in 1871. |
After Edward Blyth retired in 1886 to become a Scottish American investment manager, Cunningham became senior partner and David Monro Westland was taken into partnership, the practice title then becoming Cunningham Blyth & Westland.
Cunningham had married Margaret, eldest daughter of John Miller, engineer and Isabella Ogilivie on 14 October 1858 in Edinburgh. The couple had four daughters and three sons. In his will, Margaret's father, John Miller, expressed a wish that his daughter and her husband should add Miller to their name, which they did.
Cunningham retired in 1893. He died at his Edinburgh home, 2 Ainslie Place, on 25 March 1897. He left moveable estate of £94,632 13s, but he also owned the estate of Leithen Hopes in Peeblesshire which they inherited from Margaret's father.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Leithen Hopes, Peeblesshire, Scotland||Business|| || || |
|Parkhill, Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland||Private||1859 *|| ||The grounds of Parkhill adjoined Millfield House and cottages on this estate were occupied by servants of John and Isabella Miller, George Cunningham's father-in-law and mother-in-law. |
|22, Rutland Street, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1861 *|| || |
|135, George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland||Business||Before 1867||1893|| |
|2, Ainslie Place, Edinburgh, Scotland||Business||Before 1871||1897|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Blyth & Blyth||1948||A history of the firm of Blyth & Blyth, chartered civil engineers, consulting structural engineers … 1848-1948|| ||Edinburgh: C J Cousland|| |
|http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/bridges/gallery/neidpath.html|| ||http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/bridges/gallery/neidpath.html|| || ||Accessed February 2011|
|Johnston, W T|| ||Scottish Engineers and Shipbuilders|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Scotsman||27 March 1897|| || || |