Basic Biographical Details

Name: Kathleen Elsa Cornelius
Born: 20 January 1897
Died: 3 April 1976
Bio Notes: Kathleen Elsa Cornelius was born on 20 January 1897, the youngest daughter of Francis and Eliza Cornelius of Blundellsands, and a niece of Frederick Brice Hobbs of Liverpool. From October 1926 she studied at the Architectural Association in London and served as 'draughtsman' with Burnet, Son & Dick from November 1931 to April 1932. She sat the final exam in the Spring of 1931, the diploma in May 1932 and the professional practice exam in July of that year. She was admitted ARIBA in late 1932, proposed by F P Hobbs, Howard Robertson and J___ Austin.

She died on 3 April 1976 by which tome she had been awarded the MBE.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Little Pightie, Binfield, EnglandPrivate 1976 
Item 2 of 3Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1931After 1932 
Item 3 of 3The Hermitage, Heswall, Cheshire, EnglandPrivate1932 *  

* 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 1Burnet, Son & DickNovember 1931April 1932Draughtsman 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Frederick Brice Hobbs1932For 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 no4955 (combined box 47)