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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison discussing bids for stone work.


Griffin & Randall to James W. AllisonJames W. Allison Esqr. Dear Sir: Your letter of yesterday has just come to us and if Stowe & Nuckols have made the mistake of not adding the stone work estimate to their bid, it must have been strangely overlooked— for in their proposal they distinctly say that they have included it. This omission makes Robinson the lowest man and we have sent for him to come in today & go over the figures with us and shall report to you the result— Will you kindly send the lowest estimate you have, upon the mason's work complete so that we may compare it with Robinson's mason estimate, and also ask your mason what he has allowed for the cut brown stone work— I doubt if you can get it for less than [word canceled] , or as little as, the figure we have here, $1300.— We should also like to know what difference you found could be made by reducing the walls— Very truly yours Griffin & Randall 28 Mch. '94. What is Bailey Davis' estimate? [ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, March 28, 1894, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects 48 Exchange Place New York] [edited by KCP]

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

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Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence

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Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders; Architecture -- Details; Letting of contracts -- Virginia -- Richmond; Building -- Estimates -- Virginia -- Richmond; Masonry

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


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Original letter: Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, 1894, March 28, 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 28



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