Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Ogilvie Campbell
Born: 15 October 1880
Died: 1932
Bio Notes: Charles Ogilvie Campbell was born at Wick on 15 October 1880 and articled to Robert Baillie Pratt of Elgin from April 1896 to April 1900, attending evening classes and spending his spare time measuring and sketching buildings in the vicinity including Elgin Cathedral. From there he joined the office of McArthy & Watson in Edinburgh as junior assistant, briefly returning to Elgin in 1901 for health reasons and spending a few further months assisting Pratt. In May 1902 he joined the London office of Charles Stanley Peach, but ill health again caused him to leave the city in April 1907, when he moved to Chester to work as chief draughtsman to Philip H Lockwood. He commenced practice in the same city in January 1911 with premises at 10 Godstall Chambers, later in the same year moving to 4 Seller Street. In June that year he received permission to sit for a 'special' final exam, but the burden of the additional workload brought on another bout of ill health and he was forced to abandon his studies. He was elected LRIBA on 22 April 1912, his proposers being Peach, William Thomas Lockwood and Harry Beswick.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Wick, Caithness, ScotlandPrivate1880Before 1896Place of birth
Item 2 of 34, Seppar Street, Chester, Cheshire, EnglandBusiness1911  
Item 3 of 310, Godstall Chambers, Chester, Cheshire, EnglandBusiness19111911 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Robert Baillie PrattApril 1896April 1900Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5McArthy & WatsonApril 19001901Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Robert Baillie Pratt1901May 1902Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Charles Stanley PeachMay 1902April 1907AssistantReturned as assistant in 1901
Item 5 of 5Philip H LockwoodApril 1907January 1911Chief Draughtsman 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1James Lister  Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Harry Beswick22 April 1912for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3William Thomas Lockwood22 April 1912for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Charles Stanley Peach22 April 1912for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v22 no1780