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Blomfield, Sir Reginald Theodore (1856-1942) Knight

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born at Bow vicarage, Devon (20 December 1856); educated at Haileybury (from 1869) and at Exeter College Oxford (graduated 1879); entered the architectural office of his uncle, Sir A W Blomfield (1881-1883); elected Associate of the Royal Institue of British Architects, but resigned over a dispute (1891); studied at the Royal Academy school of architecture; travelled in Europe (for three months in 1883); set up his own practice (1883); married Frances Burra (1886) and had two sons and one daughter; elected to the Art Workers' Guild (1887) but resigned (1903); wrote articles on historical architecture, and was on the committee with oversaw "Architectural Review" (1901-1905); also wrote books; elected Associate of the Royal Academy (1905) and Member of the Royal Academy (1914), also professor of architecture at the Royal Academy (1906-1910); honorary Fellow of Exeter College Oxford (1906); Fellow of the Royal Institue of British Architects (1906) and President (1912-1914); worked for the Imperial War Graves commission (1918-1927) and designed the Menin Gate at Ypres; knighted (1919); member of the Fine Art Commission, but resigned due to a dispute over proposed architectural changes in Carlton House Terrace; member of the executive committee of the British School at Rome and first chairman of its faculty of architecture; died in the house he built for himself (1896) at Frognal, Hampstead (27 December 1946).


Family relationship with Blomfield, Sir Arthur William (1829-1899) Knight
Uncle; Sir Reginald also worked in Sir Arthur's architectural office (1881-1883)

Archival Resources
Number noted: 7

Correspondence with Macmillans, 1891-1938
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 55234
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letters (49) to D S MacColl, 1901-1940
Held at: Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
Other information: Art History Papers 1850-1950

Letters to Sir Francis Galton, 1905-06
Held at: London University: University College London (UCL) Manuscripts Room
Document reference: Galton papers
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letter from Sir Reginald Blomfield, 1916
Held at: Oxford University: Ashmolean Museum, Print Room
Document reference: WA
Comments: Presented by Mrs H M Thompson

Correspondence relating to Imperial War Graves Commission,
Held at: Private
Document reference: passim

Correspondence with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1921-1934
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/1/B1697
Comments: Access by appointment only

File of correspondence relating to windows at Winchester College, 1913-14
Held at: Winchester College Archives

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55