Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Dewar Nicol
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1882
Died: 1916
Bio Notes: Robert Dewar Nicol was born c.1882 and articled to James Graham Farley 1898-1901 and remained with him as an assistant 1901-03, attending Heriot-Watt College. In 1904 he emigrated to India as assistant to Mackintosh, Burn & Co. of Calcutta: he must have passed the qualifying exam before leaving but failed to obtain proposer and seconder as his admission as ARIBA on 10 June 1912 was, exceptionally, proposed by the Council. His address at that date was 41 Chowringhee Road, Calcutta. He died in 1916.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 141, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, IndiaPrivate1912 *  

* 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 3James Graham Fairley18981901Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3James Graham Fairley19011903Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Mackintosh, Burn & Co19041916(?)Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Council10 June 1912for Associateship


Bibliographic References

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

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal5 February 1916v23London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp128 - obituary