Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Findlater Reid
Born: 26 May 1896
Died: 1 April 1962
Bio Notes: Charles Findlater Reid was born on 26 May 1896, the son of Charles Reid, photographer, and his wife Jeannie Thomson Fraser. He was articled to H E Clifford & Lunan of Glasgow in 1913, studying at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1913 to 1915. His apprenticeship was interrupted by war service but he was discharged from the army on 18 October 1919, allowing him to return to continue his training with the same firm. He remained as an assistant after completing his apprenticeship, and continued to work for Clifford after the dissolution of the partnership with Lunan due to the latter's health problems in 1923, but was obliged to move on at the end of March 1925 when Clifford himself retired. Reid then secured a position in the office of Watson, Salmond & Gray, leaving that office in January 1929 and two months later joining James Taylor Thomson as an assistant. He was admitted ARIBA in that year. He moved again on 1 June 1930, becoming chief assistant to William Beresford Inglis, and was admitted LRIBA early the following year, his proposers being John Watson, Thomas Harold Hughes and David Bateman Hutton.

Reid died aged 65 at the County Hospital, Cleland, on 1 April 1962. He was survived by his wife Elizabeth Young/

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Eastholm, Kirkbrae, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1913After 1915 
Item 2 of 512, Dollar Terrace, Maryhill, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1930 *  
Item 3 of 57, Newton Terrace, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1934 *  
Item 4 of 521, Crosbie Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1934After 1940 
Item 5 of 5368, Kirk Road, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950 *1962 

* 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 6Clifford & Lunan1 June 191330 July 1915Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Clifford & Lunan1 November 19191923Apprentice 
Item 3 of 6Henry Edward Clifford192331 March 1925Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Watson, Salmond & Gray1 April 192531 January 1929Assistant 
Item 5 of 6James Taylor Thomson14 March 192931 May 1930Assistant 
Item 6 of 6William Beresford Inglis1 June 1930 Chief Assistant 


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 1931for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3David Bateman HuttonEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonEarly 1931for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1950The 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 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3548 (box 13)