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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison asking about Mr. Higham as superintendent of the construction of the house.


9 Feby. '94. James W. Allison Esqr. Dear Sir: We have had Mr. Higham of Richmond recommended to us as a very good man to act as superintendent of the construction of your house, and we should like to know whether or not he is the man you thought of—We have written to him mentioning the fact [word illegible] we shall have some work in Richmond in the spring and would like to know if he could act as superintendent if everything were satisfactory— but at the same time we did not mention your house in connection with it— When do you expect to be in Richmond again– We send this letter there trusting it may be forwarded to you— Very truly yours Griffin & Randall. [ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, February 9, 1894, on letterhead: Griffin and Randall Architects 48 Exchange Place New York. Envelope docketed: G&R Feby 9. 1894 Asking about Higham as supervising architect.] [edited by MT]

Personal Name Subject

Allison, James W., 1833-1898 -- Correspondence

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders

Geographic Subject

Richmond (Va.) -- Historic houses, etc.; Richmond (Va.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.


Richmond (Va)


letters (correspondence)

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text; archives


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This material is in the public domain in the United States and thus is free of any copyright restriction. Acknowledgement of Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.


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Original letter: Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, 1894 February 9, James W. Allison papers, M 1, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, 1894 February 9



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