Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Myrtle Smith
Born: c. 1851
Died: 1915
Bio Notes: John Myrtle Smith was born c.1851 and articled to the newly formed partnership of J N Scott & A Lorne Campbell from 1897 to 1900. While there he studied at the Edinburgh School of Applied Art and Heriot-Watt College. Thereafter he was successively assistant to John Kinross and George Mackie Watson in Edinburgh. About 1903 he moved to London to work for William Flockhart, James Glen Sivewright Gibson, Flockhart's former partner William Wallace and finally William Henry White, from whose office he passed the qualifying exam in 1906. His travels during these early years embraced Scotland, England, France, Belgium and Holland. He was admitted ARIBA on 4 March 1907, his proposers being Gibson, White and Herbert Henry Wigglesworth. His address was then 8 Trafalgar Square, Chelsea from which he had moved to number 19 by 1914. He died in 1915.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 18, Trafalgar Square, Chelsea, London, EnglandPrivate/business1906 *  

* 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 7J N Scott & A Lorne Campbell (or Scott & Campbell)18971900Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7John Kinross1900Before 1906Assistant 
Item 3 of 7William Henry WhiteAfter 19001906Assistant 
Item 4 of 7William FlockhartAfter 1900Before 1906Assistant 
Item 5 of 7James Glen Sivewright GibsonAfter 1900Before 1906Assistant 
Item 6 of 7William WallaceAfter 1900Before 1906Assistant 
Item 7 of 7George Mackie WatsonAfter 1900Before 1906Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Glen Sivewright Gibson4 March 1907for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Henry White4 March 1907for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth4 March 1907for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal6 November 1915v23London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp16 - death notice

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 v17 p91 (microfilm reel 19)