Percy Griffin



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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Percy Griffin to James W. Allison advising him to do nothing in the matter between Griffin and Randall until he hears from Griffin again.


Dear Mr. Allison, I was very glad to get your letters of Nov. 15th & 22nd and to hear your expressions of regard for me personally and professionally and I also appreciate and admire the neutral position which you take, no matter what my opinion may be of the affair—and from that standpoint I shall not bother further with what I may or may not think—do not trouble yourself about this question until you hear from me again and in the meantime I shall try to settle what has proved to be most unfortunate for your comfort. I am sorry you felt as you do about my going to England—and had I known that, I should not have gone—but it seemed to me right, for it has been done many times between professional partners, and partners in any business and I, perhaps foolishly, thought all would go on smoothly in my absence, and certainly it should have been done in this way, and you, freed from the annoyance of a dispute—In the meantime I shall say nothing more, but with thanks for your kind note of yesterday and trusting that you understand that my letters were written to explain to you what I thought was my right in the matter and not meant to prejudice you in my favor— Always Very sincerely yours, Percy Griffin. To James W. Allison Esq. [ALS, Percy Griffin to James W. Allison, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects 48 Exchange Place New York.. At the top of the first page, a different hand has added: Nov. 23, 1894. Envelope docketed: Percy Griffin November 23. 1894 Do nothing in the matter between him and Mr. Randall until I hear from him again.] [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; Project management; Corporate reorganizations

Geographic Subject

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


Richmond (Va)


letters (correspondence)

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Original letter: Letter from Percy Griffin to James W. Allison, 1894 November 23, 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 23



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