Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederick William Morgan
Designation: Architect
Born: 27 July 1908
Died: 10 April 1975
Bio Notes: Frederick William Morgan was born on 27 July 1908, the son of Alexander Morgan, tailor, and his wife, Evangeline Emslie. He attended the three-year certificate course at Aberdeen School of Architecture from September 1928. He was articled to Harbourne Maclennan in August 1931, and continued attending evening classes at the School throughout his apprenticeship, obtaining an exemption from the final diploma exam in June 1934. By the end of that year he had entered the office of William John Taylor in Inverness. He was admitted ARIBA on 11 March 1935, his proposers being Taylor, Robert Leslie Rollo and Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon. Morgan was also a qualified town planner.

In the 1960s Morgan worked in the City Architect's Department in Aberdeen. He was based at 225 Great Western Road, Aberdeen from at least 1950 until immediately prior to his death on 10 April 1975. His brother Emslie Alexander Morgan who was elected ARIBA in 1947 had joined the practice by 1950.

Morgan died at 26 Cornhill Road, Aberdeen, on 10 April 1975. He never married.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 326, Cornhill Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate 1975 
Item 2 of 3Wellington House, Alford Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1935 *  
Item 3 of 3225, Great Western Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *1975 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Harbourne MaclennanAugust 19311934Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2William John TaylorDecember 1934 * Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Emslie Alexander Morgan1950 * Assistant(?) 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon11 March 1935for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo11 March 1935for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William John Taylor11 March 1935for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA RIBA Directories   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5690 (combined box 95)