Basic Biographical Details

Name: Mitchell Crichton Kay
Bio Notes: Mitchell Crichton Kay was probably a native of Dundee. He was articled to Mills & Shepherd in 1901 (or possibly later) and during this period attended classes at Dundee Technical Institute and School of Art. He then moved to become an assistant in the office of James Thomson, City Architect of Dundee. In February 1914 he moved to Wakefield and took a post as assistant with Richardson & Son in Wakefield and later with William Bell whom he presumably had met when the latter worked in the City Architect's office in Dundee. He was elected ARIBA in mid-1920, his proposers being John Donald Mills, William Fleming Wilkie and Thomas Hill Thoms. No further information is yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Dundee, ScotlandPrivate/business19011914 
Item 2 of 342, College Grove Road, Wakefield, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate1919 *  
Item 3 of 362, Westgate, Wakefield, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness1919 * Address of William Bell

* 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 4Mills & Shepherd1901(?)c. 1906Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4James ThomsonAfter 1907(?)1914Assistant 
Item 3 of 4George W RichardsonFebruary 1914November 1914Assistant 
Item 4 of 4William BellAfter 1914 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Donald MillsJuly 1920For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Hill ThomsJuly 1920For Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Fleming WilkieJuly 1920For 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 no3003 (microfilm reel 24)