Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Dudley Stalker
Born: 7 October 1907
Died: 29 July 1989
Bio Notes: George Dudley Stalker was born on 7 October 1907, the son of George Stalker, granite merchant and his wife Edith Isabella Leiper Arthur. He studied at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen from 1926. He was an apprentice in the office of James Brown Nicol of Kelly & Nicol from 1928 to 1931 and retained a 'connection with' that office whilst completing his studies full-time from 1931 to 1933. He obtained his diploma in July of the latter year and was admitted ARIBA on 3 December 1934, his proposers being Nicol, Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon and R Leslie Rollo. He was also an Associate of the Aberdeen Society of Architects. His nomination papers give a business address of 32-36 Jute Street, which was the business address of his father. He was perhaps working in some capacity for his father. He was living at 65 Cairnfield Place, Aberdeen at that time. After his marriage to Elizabeth Collet he moved to 11 Cairnfield Place.

He would appear to have given up architecture at some point and taken over the family business and by the time of his death he was described as a retired granite merchant. He had retired in 1963. He was a member of Deeside Golf Club, President of Cults Bowling Club and Senior member of St Machar Rotary. He was also President of Aberdeen Granite Merchants Association until just before his death on 29 July 1989 at the Royal Infirmary in Aberdeen. He was survived by his wife Elizabeth Collet and his three sons, George Eric Stalker, resident of New Zealand until his death in 2011, Graham Collet Stalker, Master Mariner, retired, resident in Aberdeen and John Alan Stalker (now deceased) who took over the granite business in Jute Street, Aberdeen.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 611, Cairnfield Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 615, Argyll Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 3 of 6161, King's Gate, Aberdeeen, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 4 of 626, Mid Stocket Mews, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate 1989 
Item 5 of 632-36, Jute Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1934 *After 1970 
Item 6 of 665, Cairnfield Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1934After 1939Stalker's parents' address.

* 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 1Kelly & Nicol19281931 or 1933Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown Nicol3 December 1934for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo3 December 1934for 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 21928Aberdeen Royal InfirmaryForesterhill AberdeenScotlandAs apprentice to James Brown Nicol
Item 2 of 2After 1928Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum  AberdeenScotlandExtensions - as apprentice to James Brown Nicol


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Graham Collet StalkerInformation sent to Dictionary website Sent July 2012
Item 2 of 4Courtesy of Patricia NewmanInformation via 'Contact Us' on DSA website 'Dudley and Betty Stalker were family friends and my grandfather used to work at Stalker's Granite yard in Jute Street. When I was a child (in the 50s in Aberdeen), we used to visit Dudley and Betty and the conversation often involved the yard, Dudley's Dad and my Mum's Dad.'
Item 3 of 4H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5583 (combined box 89)