Basic Biographical Details

Name: Arthur Shields Fitzgerald
Born: 5 December 1897
Died: 1 February 1972
Bio Notes: Arthur Shields Fitzgerald was born on 5 December 1897, the son of John Fitzgerlad, post office sorter, and his wife Anne Shields. He was articled to Mills & Shepherd of Dundee in October 1913, studying at Dundee Technical College and School of Art. His apprenticeship was interrupted by war service but he completed it in February 1920 and remained with the same firm for a further year, leaving them to join the office of Peter Sinclair of Methil in March 1921. After two years with Sinclair he moved back to Dundee to work for James Findlay, leaving him a further two years later to return to Mills & Shepherd. In November 1929 he again left Mills & Shepherd, moving to Perth to join the firm of Smart, Stewart & Mitchell. He was still an assistant with them at the time of his admittance as LRIBA in early 1931, his proposers being his former and current employers John Donald Mills, Godfrey Daniel Bower Shepherd and Donald Alexander Stewart.

Fitzgerald died on 1 February 1972 at his home in Perth. His wife Marjorie Burke had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 328, Queen Street, Craigie, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate 30 December 1930 
Item 2 of 311, Muirhall Road, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate 1972 
Item 3 of 311, Florence Place, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate1 January 1931After 1950(?) 

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 7Mills & Shepherd1 October 1913c. 1915Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Mills & Shepherdc. 191816 February 1920Apprentice(?) 
Item 3 of 7Mills & Shepherd16 February 19205 March 1921Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Peter Sinclair19211923Assistant 
Item 5 of 7James Findlay19231925Assistant 
Item 6 of 7Mills & Shepherd26 April 192529 November 1929Assistant 
Item 7 of 7Smart, Stewart & Mitchell29 November 1929 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Donald Mills1931for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Godfrey Daniel Bower Shepherd1931for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Donald Alexander Stewart1931for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3700 (box 15)