Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Neil Whimster
Born: 28 December 1890
Bio Notes: Henry Neil Whimster was born on 28 December 1890 and commenced his architectural training in September 1906, attending two years' day classes and six years' evening classes at the Glasgow School of Architecture under Eugène Bourdon. He was articled to Leiper & McNab for five years, remaining with William Hunter McNab after William Leiper's retirement in 1909 and continuing as a draughtsman for a year after completing his apprenticeship. He then joined the firm of Stewart & Paterson as a draughtsman. From there he passed the qualifying exam in Glasgow in 1913, and the following year spent four months travelling in Italy. Shortly thereafter he undertook war service, returning to Stewart & Paterson at the end of the hostilities. He was admitted ARIBA in early 1920, his proposers being William Hunter McNab, John Keppie and John Watson. His nomination papers give a business address of 30 Renfield Street; it is as yet unclear whether he was working on his own account or as an employee.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Woodville, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1908After 1914 
Item 2 of 330, Renfield Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1919 *  
Item 3 of 3Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1920 *  

* 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 3Leiper & McNabSeptember 19061911Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Leiper & McNab19111912Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 3Stewart & Paterson19121919(?)Draughtsman 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John KeppieMid 1920for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Hunter McNabMid 1920for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonMid 1920for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1920The RIBA Kalendar 1920-1921 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 no3052 (microfilm reel 24)