Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Miss) Frances Mary Marquis
Born: 4 June 1920
Died: 31 July 1996
Bio Notes: (Miss) Frances Mary Marquis was born on 4 June 1920, the daughter of Edward Marquis, stockbroker, and his wife, Elsie Jean Anderson. She attended the diploma course at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College from November 1939 to June 1944. During that period, in August and September 1941 she carried out bomb damage surveys for Liverpool City Architect's Department and in April 1942 she was employed by the Scottish National Buildings Record to measure historic buildings in Edinburgh. She was admitted ARIBA in early 1945, her proposers being Alex Allan Foote, Between 1948 and 1952 she worked in partnership with Antony Curtiss Wolffe. Leslie Grahame Thomson and John Ross McKay. At that time she was living in Birkenhead, but her address in 1950 is given as Dick Place, Edinburgh, where she was sole partner in her own practice which she ran from her home.
She died on 31 July 1996 at the Fairmile Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh. She never married. She was ARIAS and a member of the Edinburgh Chapter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Lingmoor, Howbeck Road, Oxton, Birkenhead, Cheshire, EnglandPrivate1945 *  
Item 2 of 28, Dick Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1950(?)1996 

* 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 2National Buildings Record (NBR)April 1942April 1942 temporary work, in Edinburgh
Item 2 of 2Wolffe & Marquis19481952Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Buchanan GardnerEarly 1945for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Ross McKayEarly 1945for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)Early 1945for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterNovember 1996v7, no9 Death notice

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 no8438 (combined box 210)