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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Porteous Gracie
Designation: Architect
Born: 1886
Died: 1963
Bio Notes: Alexander Porteous Gracie was born in 1886 and was articled to Mills & Shepherd of Dundee in 1903. He subsequently moved to London where he worked as assistant to Francis T Verity, Gibson & Gordon, and Bernard George, although the dates of his service in each practice are unknown. He served in the armed forces from 1914 to 1919 but resumed his career thereafter and by 1926 was George's chief assistant. He was still in the same position when he was admitted LRIBA on 21 October 1941, his proposers being George, James Glen Sivewright Gibson and Walter Symington Athol Gordon.

He remained at the same address until his death in 1963 aged 77. His death was registered between January and March.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 14 Vernon Court/44, Berrylands Road, Surbiton, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1941 *1963 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4Mills & Shepherd1903c. 1908Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Francis Thomas VerityAfter 1908Before 1926Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Gibson & GordonAfter 1914Before 1926Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Bernard George1926After 1941Chief AssistantProbably assistant to George prior to this time

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Bernard George21 October 1941for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3James Glen Sivewright Gibson21 October 1941for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Walter Symington Athol Gordon21 October 1941for Licentiateship

References

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no5013 (combined box 50)

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