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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison regarding upcoming visit to discuss changes in the cornice and staircase, and estimates for finishes.


Aug. 3rd. '94. James W. Allison Esq. Richmond. Va. Dear Sir, Mr. Randall expects to be in Baltimore Sunday, Monday & perhaps Tuesday next, and will then go to Richmond, telegraphing you in advance. He will have estimates for the finish of Dining Rm. and for the changes in the cornice &c. of Music Rm. [word illegible] Rm. & Hall. We have also made sketches for changes in the Main Staircase to submit to you and to Mrs. Allison which we think you will prefer to the present arrangement. It affects nothing but the steps themselves. Your's truly Griffin & Randall. [ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, August 3, 1894, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects 48 Exchange Place New York] [edited by WDC]

Personal Name Subject

Allison, James W., 1833-1898 -- Correspondence; Randall, T. Henry, 1869-1905 -- Travel -- Virginia -- Richmond

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans; Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architecture -- Details; Building -- Estimates -- Virginia -- Richmond; Finishes and finishing; Cornices; Staircases

Geographic Subject

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


Richmond (Va)


letters (correspondence)

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text; archives


Still Image; Text

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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 August 3, 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 August 3



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