Percy Griffin



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Personal Name Recipient

Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Percy Griffin to James W. Allison discussing his visit to Richmond and brick specifications.


Dear Mr. Allison: It gave me much pleasure to combine a little visit at your house with the necessary business for your new one— and I trust you will give my compliments to Mrs. Allison and tell her how much I enjoyed it— But as much as I enjoy stopping with you— you must not [next word interlined with caret] feel that because I run down to Richmond on business you must ask me to the house—"They say" that Architects are more or [word canceled] less trouble so when I come down again— should it be more convenient— I can put up at either an Hotel or the club— and you, might think that architects are not such a nuisance after all— I hope the estimates are progressing favorably— We telegraphed you today to let the new estimate on either Worcester or M.F. [word illegible] either will do— Coddington's costs— $7.25 & $14.50 pr. lot— Should you wish to cut a great many brick out of yr. walls— the foundation might be made 21 inches out the walls above 13" inches— These walls are braced by the pilasters & chimneys & would do— I trust the work may be decided upon before you go go South— Believe me always Very sincerely Percy Griffin Jas. W. Allison Esq. 24 Mch . ‘94 [ALS, Percy Griffin to James W. Allison, March 24, 1894] [edited by MMB and MRM]

Personal Name Subject

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

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders; Architecture -- Details; Building -- Estimates -- Virginia -- Richmond; Bricks

Geographic Subject

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


Richmond (Va)


letters (correspondence)

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text; archives


Still Image; Text

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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 March 24, 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 March 24



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