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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison discussing brown stone water table


29 Mch. '94. James W. Allison Esqr. Richmond Dear Sir: We have received yr. letter of yesterday and are glad to have the prospect of seeing you on Monday next. We shall "work up the points at our end of the line", as you say— and have the est. on heating and hardware in proper form— Robinson is going over the question again, and we think that with some of the Rich. sub estimates he may be able to reduce his figure considerably— The brown stone water-table is only to be on main portion of house— Water table of extension is to be moulded brick. Kindly bring as many of the sub contractors estimates with you as you may have— Very truly yours Griffin & Randall What time in the day shall we expect you? [written in right hand margin of letter, south to north] [ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, March 29, 1894, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects 48 Exchange Place New York. Envelope docketed: — G & R.— March 29, 1894— Brownstone water table to be on main house only— on extension to be moulded brick] [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; Heating -- Equipment and supplies; 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 29, 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 29



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