Percy Griffin



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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Percy Griffin to James W. Allison concerning the issue of which architect will finish the house.


[word illegible] 4th Nov. '94. Dear Mr. Allison? I sincerely regret bringing up the question of the finishing of your house, again? But as Randall and I shall have separate offices after this week, and I remaining in the old offices at at 48 Exchange Place, I must bother you once more? You, must decide as to which of us shall go on with the work? I have no objection to Randall's finishing the work which he brought into the office and I propose to do the same thing with your house? I was written to personally in the first place to do the work subject to your approval? and brought the work into the office and I consider that it should fall to me to carry it out? I cannot compell you to do this, but think that you should write saying that as the firm is dissolved and the members of it are to occupy different offices, you request me to finish the work? as I commenced it? I look upon you as my clients in the same way that I look upon others, as his, clients? I should not have brought this question to you had it not been carried so far as it has. I trust you will let me hear from you at once and what you say shall be final. If you so order it, I shall not go to Richmond again? With best wishes for your very good health, believe me always Very sincerely yours Percy Griffin [ALS, Percy Griffin to James W. Allison, November 4, 1894. Envelope docketed: [image unavailable] Self Notice #3 B. 173] [Edited by MTD]

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 4, 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 4



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