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Stowe & Nuckols


Letter from Griffin & Randall to Stowe & Nuckols requesting the return of some drawings for Mr. Allison's house.


Nov. 20th ‘94 Stowe & Nuckols Richmond. Dear Sirs, Please return us by express the F.S.I. drawings of all the mantels for Mr. Allison's House, also the F.S.I. of caps, arch and door head in Music Rm. & Reception Rm. [remainder of sentence interlined with caret] and 4 F.S.I. drawings of Dining Rm. finish. On drawing marked No. 19 of Hall finish, please [cut it in canceled] send us the half showing pilaster cap &c. and retain the other half for yourselves which has the door trim on it. Mr. Allison has decided to have the mantels and ornamented finish done here and shipped to Richmond. We have not yet heard from him in regard to the other matters as yet unsettled. Your's truly, Griffin & Randall [ALS, Griffin & Randall to Stowe & Nuckols, November 20, 1894, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects [48 Broadway canceled; next two words inserted with stamp] 52 Broadway New York; back of letter docketed in another hand: # 20 arching bib Music & Reception Rm. # 19 Hall finish # 25 & 26 ding Room mantel. # 34 mantel for Bed Room over Music Room # 38 Library mantel. # 12 Bed Room over Library mantel. # 33 " Room over Reception Room mantel # 9 " “ “ Dining “ “ # 28 mantel in Reception Room. # 35 " over Butlers Pantry. # 21 F.S.I. for mantel in music }sent Dec 13. ‘94 # 23 Sliding doors & Trim in ding [edited by KCP]

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence; Stowe & Nuckols -- Correspondence

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans; Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architecture -- Details; Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders; Mantels

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 Stowe & Nuckols, 1894 November 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 Stowe & Nuckols, 1894 November 20



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