Collection DC 017 - Papers of James Black Fulton, architect, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and Director of The Glasgow School of Architecture, Scotland

Key Information

Reference code

DC 017

Title

Papers of James Black Fulton, architect, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and Director of The Glasgow School of Architecture, Scotland

Date(s)

  • 1909-1912 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent

2 Cubic Feet

Content and Structure

Scope and content

The papers listed here are the records of three private commissions undertaken by James Fulton between 1909 and 1912, while he was resident in London. The papers include correspondence with the clients, builders and tradesmen. There are rough plans only for the house for F. Hall Gibson, who appears to have been a friend of Fulton's family.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

Accruals

System of arrangement

The material is arranged into three subfonds:

17/1: Papers relating to the construction of a house at Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland, for Mr and Mrs David Boyd, 1909-1912

17/2: Papers relating to additions and alterations of a house in Ganwick, Barnet, London for Mr W. H. Rowley

17/3: Papers relating to the construction of a house at Gerrard's Cross, Buckinghamshire, England for Mr Frank Hall Gibson

General Information

Name of creator

(1875-1922)

Biographical history

James Black Fulton (1875-1922) was born in Fenwick, Kilmarnock, Scotland, in 1875. He studied at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, from 1892-1898, where he was successful in competitions and as a brilliant draughtsman was awarded both the Tite Prize and the Soane Medallion. He was noted for his watercolours of Venice, Italy, and Istanbul, Turkey, and is represented in Glasgow Art Galleries and Museums. Fulton worked as an architect in London and taught at LCC and in Brixton, London before returning to Glasgow School of Architecture, part of the Glasgow School of Art, as its Director in 1920. He died prematurely on 11 April 1922.

Archival history

Custodial history

Unknown.

Physical Description and Conditions of Use

Conditions governing access

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Conditions governing reproduction

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Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical Description

There are no physical characteristics that affect the use of this material.

Finding aids

Related Material

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

No known copies.

Related materials

Further information concerning James B Fulton may be gained from the GSA's collection of newspaper cuttings available in the search room.

Related descriptions

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Alternative identifier(s)

Keywords/Tags

People and Organisations

Genre access points

Administrative Information

Description identifier

GB 1694 DC 017

Institution identifier

GB 1694

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

Status

Level of detail

Processing information

  • Fonds level description compiled by Adele Ashley-Smith, Archivist, 2000-2001.
  • Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 17 September 2001.
  • Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 14 May 2002.
  • Fonds level descriptions imported from the Archives Hub 24 August 2006.
  • Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011
  • Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, May 2014.
  • Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Archivist's note

Finding Aid Authors: The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections.

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