Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander James Wilson Morrison
Born: 16 October 1907
Died: 2004
Bio Notes: Alexander James Wilson Morrison was born on 16 October 1907 and commenced his studies in October 1924 at the Edinburgh College of Art. After two years of day classes he joined the office of Dick Peddie & Walker Todd in September 1926, remaining there until August 1931. He undertook his final year at the College from 1931 to 1932 and was admitted ARIBA early the following year, his proposers being Walker Todd, John Begg and John Jerdan. At that time he was working for Jerdan's firm, James Jerdan & Son, at 12 Castle Street, Edinburgh, and was living at 4 Hampton Terrace.

Morrison died in Newcastle in 2004, his death being registered in July.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 14, Hampton Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1933 *  

* 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 2J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddSeptember 1926August 1931Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2James Jerdan & Son1932 or 1933 Assistant(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John BeggEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John JerdanEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William James Walker ToddEarly 1933for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11949Leith Sailors' HomeLeith EdinburghScotlandProposed additions - not executed


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 no5081 (combined box 55)