Basic Biographical Details

Name: Duncan Macpherson Hunter
Born: 5 April 1898
Died: 26 December 1971
Bio Notes: Duncan Macpherson Hunter was born on 5 April 1898, the son of Alexander Craig Hunter, engineer, and his wife, Isobel Macpherson. He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1913 to 1918; he was presumably unfit for war service. In 1916 he began attending evening classes at Glasgow School of Architecture, continuing these until 1927. In 1918 he joined James Carruthers as assistant, and over the following two years he also assisted in the offices of George A Boswell and Charles Jean Ménart, all in Glasgow. He then secured a position as assistant in the architectural department of Glasgow Education Authority. He passed the special final exam in December 1940 and was admitted ARIBA on 4 March 1941, his proposers being T Harold Hughes, Colin Sinclair and George A Boswell. At that time he was still working for the Glasgow Education Authority. He had also been an Associate of the Glasgow Institute of Architects since the 1930s, and his RIBA nomination papers state that he had taken tours of Normandy, Brittany, the South of France and Northern Spain.

He died at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow on 26 December 1971, survived by his wife Selina Ferguson and his daughter, Jessie.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3913, Dumbarton Road, Partick, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1916c. 1930 
Item 2 of 315, Shaw Road, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateAfter 19411971Address at time of death
Item 3 of 342, Airlie Gardens, Hyndland, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 19411950(?)And perhaps after

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 5H & D Barclay19131918Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5James Carruthers1918Before 1920Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Charles Jean Menart (or Ménart)After 19181920Assistant 
Item 4 of 5George Arthur BoswellAfter 1918Before 1920Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Glasgow Corporation Education Office1920After 1941Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Arthur Boswell4 March 1941for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes4 March 1941for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Dr) Colin Sinclair4 March 1941for Associateship


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 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7820 (combined box 199)