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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison requesting a reply regarding the dining room finish.


Dec. 6th, ‘94 James W. Allison Esq. Richmond, Dear Sir, We are waiting to hear from you in regard to The Dining Rm. finish in your house. It will be necessary for Purdy’s man to go down and measure that room, as well as the openings for fire places and doorway returns Music Room and reception room. None of the work which he will do can be started until then, hence it is most important to have this question settled at once. So much time will be consumed in getting out this finish, that we fear you will be disappointed at the probable date of the completion of the building. Yours Truly Griffin Randall P.S Please return the tracing-paper sketches of revised dining Rm. panelling. [Edited by CB & IR & MTK]

Personal Name Subject

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

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders; Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architecture -- Details; Paneling; Finishes and finishing

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 December 6, 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 December 6



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