Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Millar
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: James Millar was second clerk in H M Office of Works in Edinburgh under Robert Reid. When the post of Master of Works in Scotland was abolished and reduced to 'a superior Clerk of the Works' in April 1839, to be implemented on 31 March 1840, Millar retained his post under William Nixon who was transferred from Dublin as head clerk in the Edinburgh office in 1840. In September Nixon found that Millar had been guilty of serious misconduct. Millar appealed to the Office of Woods and Forests, but the office instructed Nixon to dismiss him. No further information on him is known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   

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 3Robert ReidBefore 18391840Second ClerkIn H M Office of Works, Edinburgh
Item 2 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Before 1839September 1840Second ClerkIn Edinburgh office - under Robert Reid and William Nixon
Item 3 of 3William Nixon1840September 1840Second ClerkIn H M Office of Works, Edinburgh


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Grant, David The Office of Works and the Renovation of the Scottish Universities, 1808-89  From PRO Works 1/23 and 1/24 Office of Woods Letter Books