Percy Griffin



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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Percy Griffin to James W. Allison regarding the dispute between architects.


Dear Mr. Allison— I hope you received my letter of Sunday back and have found an opportunity to answer it— I intentionally have not [not canceled] gone into particulars with you because I wish to free you as much as possible from any additional worry— I trust you understood my point of considering you my client in the sense that the work came into the firm through me— I quite well understand that this is a matter of business with you and certainly it is with me— I had my office long before Randall came into it— and I turned out a lot of work there and trust that there will be much more in the future— It is so much easier, in winding up a business such as ours— to apportion the work in the way I have said. It would be rather rough for me to say that Randall was finishing your work, when others have understood that it came to us thro. me— Perhaps you can see that side of it— It is necessary for you to settle this dispute, and I sincerely regret it— but will you kindly say that you wish one or the other of us to have the drawings and finish your house— I hope to get your letter tomorrow morning but if you have not written won't you kindly send word to me, if you have decided to have R. finish it, perhaps you might write to me also, in either case— Believe me always, Very Sincerely, Percy Griffin 6 Nov. '94 James W. Allison Esq. Richmond [ALS, Percy Griffin to James W. Allison, November 6, 1894, on letterhead: 34 West 11th Street, New York] [edited by TMH]

Personal Name Subject

Griffin, Percy -- Correspondence; Allison, James W., 1833-1898 -- Correspondence

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Reorganization

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders -- New York (State) -- New York; Architectural offices -- New York (State) -- New York; Corporate reorganizations; Project management

Geographic Subject

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


Richmond (Va)


letters (correspondence)

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text; archives


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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 Percy Griffin to James W. Allison, 1894 November 6, James W. Allison papers, M 1, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Letter from Percy Griffin to James W. Allison, 1894 November 6



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