Percy Griffin



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Personal Name Recipient

Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Percy Griffin to James W. Allison discussing settlement of Mr. Griffin's disagreement with Mr. Randall.


Dear Mr. Allison— I have referred the question of arbitration to Mr. R. and have just received his reply, in which he argues that there is no ground for arbitration and says that in reply to him— during my absence on the "other side" in August last— you wrote your wishes— and I quote from Mr. R's letter of yesterday— "he said that if he (you) had any choice to make in the matter, he decidedly preferred that I should continue in charge of the work"— I regret that I did not know of your "preference" before so that I might have saved you as well as myself from the annoyance of such an experience, or rather, correspondence— It is obvious that with such a preference expressed by you, an arbitration would be of very little service to me, no matter what might be my side of it— An arbitration very likely would rule as I have said in another reference to this— that a remark from you (such as I have quoted) would practically settle the matter, and since these are Mr. A's views, I, as an arbitrator leave them as they stand— Very sincerely yours Percy Griffin 18 Dec. '94. James W. Allison Esq. [ALS, Percy Griffin to James W. Randall, December 18, 1894, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects 48 Exchange Place New York.] [edited by APS]

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; Arbitration and award; 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 December 18, 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 December 18



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