Collection UQFL112 - Wilson Architect Records

Identity area

Reference code

UQFL112

Title

Wilson Architect Records

Date(s)

  • 1883-1966. (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

61 boxes, 1 parcel, 1 folder, several hundred plans.

Context area

Name of creator

(1884-)

Administrative history

Alexander Brown Wilson was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1857. In 1864 his family emigrated to Brisbane. He established his own architectural practice in Brisbane in 1884, and was joined by his architect-engineer son, Ronald Martin Wilson in 1920. After Alexander Wilson's retirement in 1928, Ronald Wilson continued the practice until 1955. He in turn was joined by his son, Blair M. Wilson, who had graduated from the University of Queensland. The Wilson firm is continued by Alexander Wilson's great-grandson, Hamilton Blair Wilson.

Name of creator

(1886-1967)

Biographical history

Ronald Martin Wilson joined his father in architectural practice in 1920 to form Alex. B. and R. Martin Wilson. After Alexander Wilson's retirement in 1928, Ronald Wilson continued the practice until 1955. He in turn was joined by his son, Blair M. Wilson, who had graduated from the University of Queensland. The Wilson firm is continued by Alexander Wilson's great-grandson, Hamilton Blair Wilson.

Name of creator

(1857-1938)

Biographical history

Alexander Brown Wilson was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1857. In 1864 his family emigrated to Brisbane. He established his own architectural practice in Brisbane in 1884, and was joined by his architect-engineer son, Ronald Martin Wilson in 1920. After Alexander Wilson's retirement in 1928, Ronald Wilson continued the practice.

Name of creator

Biographical history

Brisbane architect circa 1885-1890, in partnership Banks and Carandini 1886-1887.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Records, 1883-1966
Collection alternatively titled as: Wilson Architects Collection.

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

Architectural plans of residential and commercial buildings. Also includes bills of quantities, client files, specification files, job files, miscellaneous papers of A.B. Wilson and R.M. Wilson, and card index of plans by plan numbers, job numbers, and client names. Includes several plans by Alfred Banks.
Also includes rare poster "Victoria Skating Rink, Sandgate". Includes plan of 'University site, St. Lucia. Proposed design', by R.W.J. Hawken, 1929.
Professor Hawken and Alexander Wilson were members of a committee established in 1921 to determine a site for the University of Queensland.

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Accruals

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

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Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Uploaded finding aid

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Publication note

Material from this collection has been cited in:
Holland, Marie A. 'Perry Brothers: more than a household name'. Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Vol. 17, No. 9, Feb 2001: 385-405.

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Status

Migrated

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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