Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Jeffrey
Born: 1905 or 1906
Died: c. 1934
Bio Notes: John Jeffrey was born in 1905 or 1906 and entered the office of Dr Peter McGregor Chalmers in 1920. His surname suggests that like John Jeffrey Waddell he may have been a relative of Mrs Chalmers. He remained with the Peter Macgregor Chalmers practice after it was taken over by Jeffrey Waddell & Young in 1925. During this period he studied at the Glasgow School of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Technical College and was admitted ARIBA on 4 June 1928, proposed by John Watson, Hamilton Neil and James Lochhead, who described him as 'a keen and industrious student'. After some further experience in as senior assistant with Hamilton Neil from late 1925, as assistant to James Lochhead from 1927 and to Burnet Son & Dick in 1928, he joined the City Engineer's staff in Dundee c.1930 where he worked under James McLellan Brown on the municipal offices and City Square.

He died of tuberculosis in about 1934 at the age of twenty-eight.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 350, First Avenue, Dumbreck, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1920c. 1930 
Item 2 of 370, Maxwellton Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire, ScotlandPrivate1928 *  
Item 3 of 3Dundee, ScotlandBusinessc. 1930  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 6Peter Macgregor Chalmers1920c. 1925Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Hamilton Neil19251927Senior Assistant 
Item 3 of 6Cullen, Lochhead & Brown19271928Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Burnet, Son & Dick1928Before 1930Assistant 
Item 5 of 6James McLellan BrownBefore 1930c. 1934AssistantIn Dundee City Engineer's Office
Item 6 of 6Dundee Burgh Engineer's Office/Dundee City Engineer's OfficeBefore 1930c. 1934AssistantWorking under James McLellan Brown, Depute City Architect


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Lochhead4 June 1928For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Hamilton Neil4 June 1928For Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Watson4 June 1928For Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This 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 21930City Chambers  DundeeScotlandAs assistant to James McLellan Brown, Depute City Architect
Item 2 of 2After 1930Dundee Civic Centre  DundeeScotlandWorking in the Dundee Corporation Architectural Department


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal19 May 1934v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp716 - obituary

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 A no4195 (box 8)