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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison requesting builder information in order to send set of specifications and plans.


6th Jany. '94. James W. Allison Esqr. Dear Sir: We have received your letter telling us of yr. Florida trip and before you go will you kindly send us the name and address of the builder whom you wish to bid upon yr. house and we shall send him a set of specifications [the initial e altered from i; the initial i altered from an e or a] & plans & in the mean time have Robinson make his final estimate here, & on yr. return we shall go over the plans & estimates with you? The last drawings we sent you were the ones you saw here & had not the final changes on them but we thought you might like them for reference Very truly G&R [ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, January 6, 1894, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects 48 Exchange Place New York.] [edited by MTD]

Personal Name Subject

Allison, James W., 1833-1898 -- Correspondence; Allison, James W., 1833-1898 -- Travel -- Florida

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans; Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders; Letting of contracts

Geographic Subject

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


Richmond (Va)


letters (correspondence)

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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 January 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 January 6



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