Basic Biographical Details

Name: Arthur Gordon Wilson
Born: 1882
Bio Notes: Arthur Gordon Wilson was born in Fife in 1882 and studied at University College, Dundee from 1899 with a view to entering the architectural profession. In January 1901 he began an articled apprenticeship to John Murray Robertson in Dundee, and when Robertson died on the 31st of that month his articles were taken over by Robertson's successors, James Findlay and David Smith. At the end of his apprenticeship Wilson remained as an assistant for one year prior to emigrating to Canada in 1906 with fellow architect David Easton Herrald, where Wilson secured a post as assistant to Stevenson & Paterson of Winnipeg. He commenced independent practice there in 1907 in partnership with Herrald. The firm moved to Strathcona, Alberta the following year, and opened a branch office in Edmonton in 1910. The latter seems to have become the main office as 16 Credit Foncier, Edmonton was the address he gave when admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, his proposers being John Donald Mills, Godfrey Daniel Bower Shepherd and his teacher at Dundee Technical College, Patrick Hill Thoms. The firm's work incorporated public, commercial, residential and ecclesiastical buildings.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Winnipeg, CanadaBusiness19071908 
Item 2 of 3Strathcona, Alberta, CanadaBusiness1908  
Item 3 of 316, Credit Foncier, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaBusiness(?)1910After 1912 

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 5John Murray RobertsonJanuary 190131 January 1901Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5James FindlayFebruary 19011905Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5James Findlay19051906Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Stevenson & PatersonApril 19061907Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Wilson & Herrald1907After 1912Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Donald Mills24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Godfrey Daniel Bower Shepherd24 June 1912for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Patrick Hill Thoms24 June 1912for Licentiateship


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 v26 no2159