CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2380/1/3
Alt Ref NoMS 2380/2
TitleSketchbooks of Charles Carmichael
Date1885 - 1889
Extent4 items
Administrative HistoryCharles Carmichael (1864 - 1890), the son of George and Mary Carmichael, was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School. Carmichael worked for both 'John Russell Mackenzie and Duncan McMillan' and 'Matthew and Mackenzie'. He is known to have toured Belgium in the spring of 1886 and Italy in 1888. During the 1880's Carmichael immigrated to Johannesburg, South Africa. In South Africa, Carmichael formed a partnership with two engineers - Charles Murray and William M Philip. In 1893 Charles Carmichael's sister Mary, was married to the Aberdeen architect William Kelly.
DescriptionTwo of these sketchbooks were created during Carmichael's tours in Italy and Belgium, one contains a mixture of sites from these tours and sites in Scotland, whilst the remaining book contain sketches mainly taken from sites around Scotland. Sketches are in ink, pencil and watercolour and include samples of archictectural studies including detailed motifs and decorations, floorplans, and technical drawings with measurements. Sketchbook MS2380/1/3/2 is attributed to Charles Carmichael but not signed.
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