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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from T. Henry Randall to James W. Allison concerning dining room and library finishing.


Dec. 19th '94 James W. Allison Esq. Richmond. Va. Dear Sir, I have been looking for you this week, and hoping that you would be able to carry out your purpose and come on to the city. I am anxious to have the finish for your Dining Rm. and Library settled at once. Stowe & Nuckols have not yet sent the 3/4" scale of Library finish. Will you send on your copy. I think the hot air ducts to the floor above can be moved to advantage. I expect to be in Richmond during Xmas week. If I do not see you before then, accept my very warm wishes for your "Merry Xmas." Your's truly, T. Henry Randall. [ALS, T. Henry Randall to James W. Allison, December 19, 1894, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects [48 Exchange Place canceled; next two words stamped] 52 Broadway New York. Envelope docketed: G&R Decm. 19.1894 — Anxious to have D.R. Finish settled. Hot air ducts in Library to room above can be moved to advantage. Expect to be in Richmond during Xmas week.] [edited by AA]

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

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

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


Richmond (Va)


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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 T. Henry Randall to James W. Allison, 1894 December 19, James W. Allison papers, M 1, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Letter from T. Henry Randall to James W. Allison, 1894 December 19



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