Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Major) James Milne-Davidson
Designation: Architect
Born: 10 October 1876
Died: 1951
Bio Notes: James Milne-Davidson was born on 10 October 1876 and was articled to Burnet, Son & Campbell in Glasgow in 1894. In 1900 he joined H M Office of Works in Edinburgh, later transferring to London where he was promoted to 2nd Class Assistant Architect and Surveyor in 1905. In the latter year he transferred again, this time to China, where he remained until 1910. He then returned to the London office and was promoted to 1st Class Assistant Architect and Surveyor in 1911, and to Surveyor in 1920.

Milne-Davidson was admitted LRIBA in mid-1938, his proposers being John Hatton Markham, Archibald Scott and a superior from H M Office of Works.

Milne-Davidson died aged 74 in 1951, his death 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 1Lynwood, Ashtead, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1938 *  

* 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 6Burnet Son & Campbell18941897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6John Burnet & Son18971899Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)19001905AssistantInitially in Edinburgh; subsequently in London
Item 4 of 6H M Office of Works Far Eastern Division19051910Assistant 
Item 5 of 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1910 or 19111920AssistantIn London office
Item 6 of 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1920After 1938SurveyorIn London office (Storey's Gate)

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2John Hatton MarkhamMid 1938for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 2Archibald ScottMid 1938for Licentiateship

References

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 3Public Record OfficeOffice of Works Records  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4692 (combined box 29)