Basic Biographical Details

Name: Elizabeth Stevenson King (Mrs Ghuman)
Born: 12 October 1906
Died: After 1994
Bio Notes: Elizabeth Stevenson King was born on 12 October 1906 and studied at the Glasgow School of Architecture from 1925. After graduating BSc and passing the Professional Practice exam in 1929 she worked for a year as assistant to R A Bryden & Robertson. She then moved to Durham to spend a year as architectural assistant to the County Council there, before returning to Scotland in 1931 as a surveyor in the Department of Agriculture. She was admitted ARIBA in early 1932, her proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, Andrew Robertson and William James Smith. She later married Lt Col G S Ghuman and moved with him to New Delhi. It would appear she was still practising in New Delhi in 1971 as she remained a paid-up member of the RIBA. She remained a member until at least 1994.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Lister House, The Mound, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1931 *  
Item 2 of 3Department of Agriculture for Scotland, Queen Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1931 *  
Item 3 of 372g, Connaught Circus, New Delhi, IndiaPrivate1970 *  

* 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 3Bryden & Robertson1929May 1930Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Durham County Council Architect's DepartmentMay 19301931Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Department of Agriculture for Scotland (later Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland)1931 Surveyor 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold HughesEarly 1932for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Andrew RobertsonEarly 1932for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James SmithEarly 1932for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

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 no4841 (combined box 39)