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Burns Dick (Robert) Archive
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Burns Dick (Robert) Archive

  • RBD
  • Archive Collection
  • 1886 - 1996

This collection comprises copied, and some original, photographs, papers and documents relating to the architect Robert Burns Dick (1868-1954) who had substantial influence in the north-east of England, particularly in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The collection includes photographs of personal documents relating to land conveyance and partnerships with Cackett and Mackellar; architectural drawings and photographs of 'Millmount' and 'the Wedge', both designed by Burns Dick; and newspaper articles and other cuttings relating to him and his work. There is also material relating to an exhibition on Burns Dick held by the northern region of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1984.

Dick, Robert Burns, 1868 - 1954, architect, city planner and artist

Photograph, and original copy, of 1886 notice to the 'Monarch Permanent Benefit Building Society' signed by RBD

Coloured photograph of an original document, dated 13th October 1886: Notice to the Monarch Permanent Benefit Building Society of the conveyance of land and hereditaments at Heworth from Robert and Margaret Ann Fittes to Robert Dick, subject to a mortgage to the Monarch Permanent Benefit Building Society. There is also a photocopy of this document. This copy of the original was created 1991.

Photograph of RBD's original passport (1919-1929)

Coloured photograph of four pages from an original passport issued to Robert Burns Dick dated 30th May 1919, valid until 30th May 1929. The passport number is 294337. The pages include a photograph of Robert Burns Dick, his signature and personal details usually recorded on a passport together with Information and stamps recorded upon arrival at various destinations. This copy of the original was created 1991.

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