Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Raymond Boyd Bertram
Born: 12 June 1901
Died: 24 May 1977
Bio Notes: William Raymond Boyd Bertram was born on 12 June 1901. He travelled in Belgium, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Switzerland and France from June to August 1922, and commenced his studies at the Glasgow School of Architecture in October of the latter year. He was engaged with John A Campbell & Alexander D Hislop from May 1924 to October 1927, but it is unclear whether this was a late apprenticeship or his first appointment as an assistant. Further travels took him to Paris (March and April 1926), and to Holland, Germany, Italy, and again to Switzerland (July and August 1927). He passed the qualifying exam in Edinburgh in July 1928, and was admitted ARIBA later that year or early the next, his proposers being John Thomson, Thomas Harold Hughes and Neil Campbell Duff. His nomination papers do not give a business address but state that he was living at 'Ellangowan', 13 Newlands Road, Glasgow. He died on 24 May 1977, prior to which he had been living in Montreal.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Ellangowan/13, Newlands Road, Newlands, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1928 *  

* 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 1Campbell & HislopMay 1924October 1927 Apprentice or assistant?


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Neil Campbell DuffLate 1928 or early 1929for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold HughesLate 1928 or early 1929for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John ThomsonLate 1928 or early 1929for Associateship


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 no4226 (combined box 2)