Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Marshall Peebles
Born: 5 March 1840
Died: 21 May 1891
Bio Notes: Alexander Marshall Peebles was born in Dawsholm, New Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire on 5 March 1840. He was articled to Thomas Smith, County Surveyor of Hertfordshire, and subsequently worked as assistant to Henry Baker, Surveyor of St Pancras. He was admitted ARIBA on 8 April 1867, his proposers being Smith, Robert Kerr and H Whichcord, and was elevated to FRIBA on 10 February 1879, his proposers being J Whichcord, Octavius Hansard and Robert Hesketh. He practised as an architect in London, and was appointed District Surveyor of North St Marylebone and later of East Hampstead. He was Architect to the Corporation of the City of London from 1887. He died on 21 May 1891 and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 42, Walbrook Buildings, Mansion House, London, EnglandPrivate/business1867 *  
Item 2 of 438, Highbury Hill, London, EnglandPrivate/business1868 *  
Item 3 of 43 Salters' Hall, Cannon Street, London, EnglandPrivate/business1878 *  
Item 4 of 41, Walbrook Buildings, Mansion House, London, EnglandBusiness1882 *  

* 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 2Thomas Smithc. 1855(?)c. 1860(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Henry Bakerc. 1860Before 1878Assistant 

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 1John Coulson Nicol18801881Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Henry Baker8 April 1867for Associateship
Item 2 of 6Octavius Hansard10 February 1879for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6Robert Hesketh10 February 1879for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Robert Kerr8 April 1867for Associateship
Item 5 of 6Thomas Smith8 April 1867for Associateship
Item 6 of 6J Whichcord10 February 1879for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Walter Ralph Herring1882 

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 11882Glasgow Municipal Buildings  GlasgowScotlandCompetition design - not successful


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 3Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1882, no 1140

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder30 May 1891v60 pp425, 428 & 437-8 - obituary
Item 2 of 3City Press23 May 1891  p2 - obituary
Item 3 of 3Illustrated London News6 June 1891  p735 - obituary and portrait

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v4 p39 (microfiche 10/E1); F v5 p131 (microfiche 93/A2)