Basic Biographical Details

Name: J Simpson Fyfe
Bio Notes: J Simpson Fyfe was commenced his architectural training in 1905, attending day classes at Edinburgh College of Art. Over the following four years he also sought office experience with A Leslie of Dunfermline. In 1910 he was appointed assistant to Francis William Deas, spending three years in his office before joining that of James Smith Richardson. His early measuring and sketching trips took in Oxford, Cambridge, Ely, York and Beverley.

He passed the final exam in London in early 1915 and shortly before or after that time joined the office of Frederick Ernest Pearce Edwards, City Architect of Sheffield, as assistant. He was admitted ARIBA the following year, his proposers being Deas, John Watson, and Edwards, who wrote in his supporting statement: 'I have a high opinion of his professional qualifications & general character. He has received an excellent training in various good offices, & the Edinburgh College of Art, and is an enthusiastic student and worker.' No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1147, Hunterhouse Road, Ecclesall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate1916 *  

* 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 4Francis William DeasEarly 1910Late 1912Assistant 
Item 2 of 4James Smith RichardsonLate 19121913Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Frederick Ernest Pearce Edwards1916 * AssistantIn Sheffield City Architect's Department
Item 4 of 4Sheffield City Architect's Department1916 * AssistantUnder Frederick Ernest Pearce Edwards, City Architect

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Francis William DeasEarly 1916 or mid 1916for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Frederick Ernest Pearce EdwardsEarly 1916 or mid 1916for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonEarly 1916 or mid 1916for 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 no2606 (microfilm reel 22)