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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison advising him of Mr. Randall's availability to visit Richmond.


Sept. 21st ’94. James W. Allison Esq. Richmond. Va. Dear Sir, We have as yet heard nothing from Stowe and Nuckols in regard to their estimate for interior finish of your house. We hope that the cornice work has had its first coat of paint before the late severe rains. Our principal object in writing to you now is to say that Mr. Randall will be in Baltimore Saturday and Monday, and that he can come to Richmond, if you require him on Tuesday. In that case telegraph him at our Superintendent’s office.— B.B. Owens. 323 N. Charles St. Yours truly Griffin & Randall [ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, September 21, 1894, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects 48 Exchange Place New York. Envelope docketed: [image one] — G. & R. Septr 21. 1894 — Mr. Randall will be in Baltimore Saturday and Monday and can come to Richmond on Tuesday if required. Copy of T/D from J.W.A advising him that he will be in N.Y. on Wednesday morning.] [edited by VR]

Personal Name Subject

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

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence; Stowe & Nuckols

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders; Building -- Estimates -- Virginia -- Richmond; Finishes and finishing

Geographic Subject

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


Richmond (Va)


letters (correspondence)

Local Genre

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 September 21, 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 September 21



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