Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Robert Leggat Hume |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||24 April 1899 |
|Died: ||5 February 1980 |
|Bio Notes: ||Robert Leggat Hume was born on 24 April 1899, the son of John Goodsir Hume, engine fitter, and his wife, Christiana Jamieson Leggat. He was articled to Robert Henderson Motion of Dunfermline in September 1915. His training was interrupted for two-and-a-half years' war service but he completed a full four-year apprenticeship with Motion, and at some point studied at Lauder Technical School in Edinburgh. He subsequently spent a year as assistant to J Fraser of Dunfermline, five year with Gillespie & Scott of St Andrews, and nine months with Fife Education Authority Architect George Sandilands in Kirkcaldy before emigrating to Jerusalem in September 1929 to become chief draughtsman in the Public Works Department there. |
He was admitted LRIBA in mid-1931, his proposers being Benjamin Chaikin, George Thomas Caryer, and Austen St Barbe Harrison of the Jerusalem Public Works Department. In the short period between Hume's entry into that office and his application for admittance as LRIBA, he had participated in the design of more than twelve significant buildings including law courts in Haifa and Nablus, a new prison in Gaza and various government and police buildings and post offices.
By 1939-40 Hume had returned to Scotland and was living at East View, Millhill Street, Dunfermline. He was still at this address in 1950.
Hume died aged 80 in West Fife Hospital, Dunfermline, as a result of a road traffic accident. He was single.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|PO Box 585, Jerusalem, Palestine||Private||1931 *|| || |
|East View, Millhill Street, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland||Business||1939 *||After 1950|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no3896 (box 18)|