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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison concerning estimates of the interior work from Purdy.


Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, 1894 November 13 Nov. 13th. '94. James W. Allison Esq. Richmond. Va. Dear Sir, We have gone over the question of Interior Finish in your house with the Purdy people and have further reduced their estimates, which are now very much lower than Stowe & Nuckol’s. All this data we will have ready for you on Friday, when Mr. Randall expects to be in Richmond. He will breakfast with you, if convenient, that morning after the arrival of the train from here. Your's truly, Griffin & Randall. [ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, November 13, 1894, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects 52 Broadway. New York. Envelope docketed: —G. & R. Nov. 13. 1894— Have gone over interior finish with Purdy and further reduced their estimates] [edited by KCP]

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; E.H. Purdy M.F.G. Co.

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architecture -- Details; 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)

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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 November 13, 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 November 13



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