Smith, Ravenscroft Elsey
- First name(s)
- Ravenscroft Elsey
- Position(s) held at King's College London
Professor of Architecture and Building Construction, 1899-1913.
Education & professional details
- School, college and/or university attended Refs: *2 *3 *6
Trained as an Improver/Assistant Architect with Alfred Waterhouse (1884-1885) and as an Assistant Architects with his father Prof. Thomas Roger Smith (1885-1888). Slade School, UCL (1877-1878). He was the first architectural student to be admitted to the British School at Athens in 1887; Greek Travelling Student 1888).
- Qualifications Refs: *2 *6
: A.R.I.B.A. (Inst. Medallist 1887; F.R.I.B.A (Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects).
- Position(s) held (non King's College London) Ref: *6
University College, London (1913-1920), Lecturer on Greek and Roman Architecture to the Architectural Association; Past Member of the Council of the Hellenic Society.
- Professional activities Ref: *3
In Greece Smith was attached to the work of the Cyprus Exploration Fund (CEF) at Paphos (1887-1888). He subsequently went into partnership with his father in 1888.
Evacuations in Cyprus, 1887-88. London: The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 1888. Temple of Aphrodite/R. Elsey Smith. (a copy is in the Foyle Special Collection).
- Date of birth Ref: *2
- Place of birth
- Lewisham, London
- Date of death Ref: *1
- 26th December 1930.
- Place of death
- Woking, Surrey
- Family details Refs: *4 *5
Son of Prof. Thomas Roger Smith (1830 -1903), F.R.I.B.A. an architect, and Catherine Elsey, the sister of the surgeon and explorer Joseph Ravenscroft Elsey (1834-1857), a member of the North Australian Exploring Expedition; married Ida Cicely Harris (1879-1949) in 1904 in St. Mary's Church, Wingham, Kent.
- Photo taken by Prof. Smith of Panagia Gorgoepikoos in about 1888 location Athens Re. BRF/02/01/01/008;
- He was listed in Who's Who 1926 - Smith, Ravenscroft Elsey, F.R.I.B.A, architect; Prof. of Architecture, Kings Coll., London, 1900-18 and University College since 1913; born 1858; e.s. of late Prof. T. Roger Smith, F.R.I.B.A; m. 1904 Ida, d. of late John Harris. Address University College, Gower St. W.C.; Rosegarth, Walden Road, Horsell, Woking; . Clu: Royal Societies.
- Notice of probate in The London Gazette, 31 March 1931 page 2182.
- London Gazette 31 March 1931
- Dictionary of Scottish Architects
- History of the British School at Athens: Architects and the BSA bsahistory.blogspot.co.uk/2008/01/architects-and-bsa.html
- Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Chap. 6. Other Students in Athens. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2041-5370.2011.tb00053.x/abstract
- Marriage Find My Past 1904
- Royal Societies Club, St. James's St. London, 1897 Members Names.