Papers of James B Fulton, 1875-1922, architect

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.

Administrative / 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 competition 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 Instanbul , 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 .

[For other biographical information see the obituaries in Glasgow Herald , p.8, 13 April 1922 ; The Builder , Vol.122, p.727, - 12 May 1922 and RIBA Journal , Vol.29, p.412, 1921-22 .]


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

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Archivist's Note

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. Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011

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Custodial History


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