Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ernest Ronald Harrison
Born: 21 November 1915
Died: 5 September 2007
Bio Notes: Ernest Ronald Harrison was born on 21 November 1915, te son of Ernest Young Harrison, civil engineer and his wife, Celia Mary Cooper. He studied on the diploma course at the Glasgow School of Architecture from September 1933 to June 1938. In 1934-5 he was engaged on hospital building as an assistant to an unspecified master of works, and he spent holidays travelling and sketching in Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden. He received his diploma in June 1938 and passed the professional practice exam in Edinburgh on 20 July that year. By September he had found an appointment in the office of Leslie Grahame-Thomson & Connell, and he was admitted ARIBA on 5 December, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, William James Smith and William Ross.

By the following year, 1939, he had moved to London although it is not clear in which office he was working as the address given in the RIBA Kalendar of that year appears to be a private one. He moved to Aberdeen sometime in the 1940s and remained there thereafter. He resigned his RIBA membership on 21 May 1981.

Harrison died on 5 September 2007 at Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen. His wife Thersia Voggeneder who had been a lady's companion, had predeceased him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Stillwaters, Monymusk, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate 2007 
Item 2 of 5c/o Mrs Fitzpatrick/50, Spottiswoode Street, Marchmont, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1938 *  
Item 3 of 5Regent Court/16, Stanhope Gardens, South Kensington, London, EnglandPrivate(?)1938 *  
Item 4 of 5Craiglug Farm, Countesswells, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  
Item 5 of 5Rotunda Lodge/16, Polmuir Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1957After 1981 

* 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 1Leslie Grahame Thomson & ConnellMid 1938Before 1939Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes5 December 1938for Associateship
Item 2 of 3William Ross5 December 1938for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith5 December 1938for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The 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 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6917 (combined box 165)