Basic Biographical Details

Name: Matheson & Chisholm
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1 January 1919
Ended: 30 December 1919
Bio Notes: Donald Matheson was born in 1878 and articled to Ross & Macbeth of Inverness from 8 October 1894 until 1899, remaining for three further years as an assistant. On leaving he emigrated to South Africa where he spent five years working for MacGillivray & Grant of Capetown, but he returned in 1908 to commence independent practice in Killearnan, moving office to Dingwall in 1910. He was subsequently appointed County Architect for Ross and Cromarty but continued his private practice. On 1 January 1919 he entered into partnership with Robert John Chisholm (born 1884), whom he had met in the Ross & Macbeth office in 1901 when Chisholm was apprenticed there and who had remained in that office thereafter. However, the partnership was short-lived, being dissolved when Chisholm returned to Inverness to commence practice on his own account on 1 January 1920. The exact title by which the partnership was known is unclear.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, ScotlandPrivate   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2John Grant Chisholm1 January 191930 December 1919Partner 
Item 2 of 2Donald Matheson1 January 191930 December 1919Partner 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal23 February 1935 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary of Donald Matheson Senior p513