Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Galletly
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 December 1908
Died: 27 February 1975
Bio Notes: James Galletly was born on 8 December 1908, the son of John Thomas Galletly, architect, of Edinburgh and his wife Elizabeth Helen Hendry. He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh and commenced his studies at Edinburgh College of Art under John Begg in 1926. After passing the intermediate exam in June 1929, receiving a bronze medal for Construction, he spent two years working in an as yet unidentified office as improver, before completing the final year of his diploma in 1932 and passing the RIBA qualifying exam in the same year. He was admitted ARIBA early the following year, his proposers being Begg, John Jerdan and James Alexander Arnott. At that time he was a post-graduate student in the Department of Civic Design at the School of Art.

In 1937 he was appointed to the teaching staff of the School of Architecture at Robert Gordon's College. Galletly was elected as a vice-president of Aberdeen Society of Architects (along with G Smart) in 1960. He appears as Major James Galletly in the RIBA directory of 1970, the rank having been reached through his service with the Territorial Army. He retired in 1973 and died on 27 February 1975, survived by his wife Inez Eva Butcher Allan.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3c/o Notman/43, Jordan Lane, Morningside, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1933 *  
Item 2 of 38, Viewfield Avenue, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 3 of 310, Marine Terrace, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1955 *After 1970 

* 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 3James Alexander ArnottEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John BeggEarly 1933for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John JerdanEarly 1933for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 4RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder1 April 1960  p675

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5069 (combined box 54)
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon's University ArchiveCollection of plans, manuscripts etc Large Collection of Galletly's drawings while a student at Edinburgh College of Art - also slide collection