Basic Biographical Details

Name: Mary Elizabeth Currie (Mrs Taylor)
Born: 20 April 1913
Died: 13 September 1979
Bio Notes: Mary Elizabeth Currie was born on 20 April 1913, the daughter of John Currie, building contractor, and his wife Mary McKirnon. She studied at Glasgow School of Architecture from September 1932 to June 1940, spending time in the office of James M Monro & Son from August 1935 to Novemer 1939. Soon after receiving her diploma, she joined the engineering firm Mirrelees Watson & Co as draughtsman. She was still there when she was admitted ARIBA on 20 April 1941, her proposers being T Harold Hughes, George A Boswell and Charles Ernest Monro.

She later became the wife of the architect Alastair Anderson Taylor; it is not yet clear if they practised together.

She died on 13 September 1979 at Monklands District General hospital, Airdrie following an operation. She was survived by her husband.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Rossendale/2, Springfield Avenue, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  
Item 2 of 3Lyleston, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 3 of 3Kersland/20a, Green Street, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1979 *  

* 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 2J M Monro & SonAugust 1935November 1939Apprentice(?)while studying for diploma
Item 2 of 2The Mirrlees Watson CoSeptember 1940After 1941Draughtsman 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Arthur Boswell20 April 1941for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes20 April 1941for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Charles Ernest Monro20 April 1941for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1979Directory of members   

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 no7810 (combined box 199)