Alfred Allison Todd


B/W Photograph of Alfred Allison Todd

Alfred (Fred) Alison Todd (1869–1920) was a chartered accountant by profession and by the age of 30 was a partner of Dunn & Todd of 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow. 1 He qualified as an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Actuaries in January 1894 and as a full member in July 1895. 2

By 1901, he was married to Edith Churchill Todd and had a three-year-old daughter, Alwin, and an eight-month-old son, John. The family had three members of staff, including Helene Terocke, a domestic nurse born in Germany. 3

As a young man, Todd was a volunteer with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 4 He was a keen amateur artist, winning a fifth prize for drawing at a Glasgow Art Union competition in 1899 and was a member of Glasgow Art Club from 1892–5 and again from 1916. 5


1: Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1899–1900, p. 601; birth and death dates, [accessed 3 August 2012].

2: Glasgow Herald, 31 January 1894, p. 11; 1 August 1895, p. 5.

3: Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1905–6, p. 609; 1901 census, [accessed 3 August 2012].

4: He was a guest at the Cameronians' ball of December 1894, Glasgow Herald, 6 December 1894, p. 3.

5: Glasgow Herald, 29 April 1899, p. 6; Glasgow Art Club Archive: Glasgow Art Club Members Roll, p. 39.