Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Nisbet
Designation: Engineer
Born: c. 1854
Died: After 1924
Bio Notes: Thomas Nisbet was born c.1854, the son of Robert Nisbet, a bedding manufacturer from Bo'ness who had settled in Glasgow. He was trained as a civil engineer and early obtained a place in the Office of Public Works in Glasgow. He was unmarried at the time of the 1891 Census and living at the parental home with his father, his unmarried sisters Maggie (28), Bella C (26) and Annie R (23) (both teachers) and his brother Robert James (21), an apprentice draughtsman.

He succeeded Alexander Beith McDonald as Glasgow Master of Works and City Engineer in 1914 and retired in 1924.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 11, Park Terrace, Cathcart, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1891 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Office of Public Works Architectural Department (later Glasgow Corporation City Engineer's Department)19141924 City Engineer and Master of Works

Buildings and Designs

This engineer was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 21918Tenement block and two-storey cottage flats, Royston Square and Royston Road  GlasgowScotlandAs City Engineer
Item 2 of 21921Elder Public LibraryGovan GlasgowScotlandAlterations at rear. Nisbet as City Engineer


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this engineer:
Item 1 of 1Scotland Census 18911891    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this engineer:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Research by Iain Paterson