Basic Biographical Details

Name: Archibald Oliphant Hamilton
Born: 29 December 1903
Died: 18 December 1958
Bio Notes: Archibald Oliphant Hamilton was born on 29 December 1903, the son of Albert Victor Hamilton, shopfitter, and his wife Elizabeth Ann Somerville in Glasgow. He attended Glasgow High School and studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art. He began as a day pupil in the session 1923-24 but attended evening classes during the following two sessions. However in 1926 he course with distinction. In those same years, 1927-29 he also gained office experience with Keppie & Henderson. He passed the RIBA final exam in December 1928 and was elected ARIBA in 1929.

He died on 18 December 1958 aged 55 at the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow. He was survived by his wife, Jess Kerr Jenkins Pearce. His cousin, John A Hamilton of 83 Mossgiel Road, Glasgow registered his death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4257, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness  Keppie & Henderson's address
Item 2 of 4Southwood, Neidpath Road West, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate 1958 
Item 3 of 484, Stanmore Road, Mount Florida, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1903  
Item 4 of 4Dalveen/71, Langside Road, Newlands, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1929 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Keppie & HendersonEarly 1929 Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Edward Stanley Carden19 February 19361937Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold HughesEarly 1929For Associateship
Item 2 of 3John KeppieEarly 1929For Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonEarly 1929For 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 4330 (Combined Box 8)