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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison discussing numbers of bricks, window openings and plumbing specifications.


20 Mch ‘94 James W. Allison Esqr. Dear Sir: At your request we send you herewith the number of brick required for your house— as we have estimated them— We have figured these quantities for your, convenience but do not wish them given to the builders as quantities for them to estimate upon— for they must be guided by their own figures— 339537+ Brick including openings—33800+ To be deducted for openings—72. Window openings— 11. Openings in partitions.[line drawn across page] The plumbing specifications call for the porcelain lined tubs— according to the numbers as you will see in the lists— We replied immediately about the glass— to Whitehurst— It is called for in the specifications $2.25 pr. sq. ft. Very Truly Griffin & Randall [ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, March 20, 1894, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects 48 Exchange Place New York. Envelope docketed: Percy Griffin— March 20. 1894 Giving number of bricks in house Number of windows and other openings] [edited by MMB]

Personal Name Subject

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

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders; Architecture -- Details; Bricks; Plumbing; Building -- Estimates -- Virginia -- Richmond

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 March 20, 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 March 20



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