Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Ritchie Emslie
Designation: Architect
Born: 5 May 1907
Died: 12 January 1957
Bio Notes: Charles Ritchie Emslie was born on 5 May 1907, the son of John Emslie, monumental mason and his wife Isabella Cassie. He was articled to George M Hay from 1927 until 1930. His experience there was supplemented by three years of evening classes. From 1930 he studied full time at Robert Gordon's College. He returned to Hay's office for a further two years, followed by two years with Messrs Tawse & Allan. From December 1936 he had a post in the City Engineer's Department of Aberdeen. He was still there when he was admitted ARIBA in 1938.

Emslie died aged 49 of a coronary thrombosis on 12 January 1957. He was survived by his widow Jessie King Gordon.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2City Engineer's Department/Town house, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness19361957 
Item 2 of 273, Angusfield Avenue, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *1957 

* 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 4George Morrison Hay19271930Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4George Morrison Hay19331935Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Tawse & AllanJune 1935December 1936Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Aberdeen City Engineer's Office19361957Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Morrison Hay9 May 1938For Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Brown Nicol9 May 1938For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Leslie Rollo9 May 1938For Associateship


Bibliographic References

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

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 6774 (Combined Box 159)