Percy Griffin



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Personal Name Recipient

Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Percy Griffin to James W. Allison congratulating him and Mrs. Allison on the recent birth of their son and discussing his trip to England.


Dear Mr. Allison: I was very glad to get your letter— which was forwarded to me here— and delighted to hear of the "birth of a son to the house of Allison" and if he is anything like his parents he must be a fine boy and I shall be anxious to see the little chap on my return. Give him my congratulations, and I trust that both he and Mrs. Allison are as well as when you wrote— I am seeing a good bit of England and thoroughly enjoying its stunning old architecture. We have had a lot of very bad weather— but now— I am thankful to say— the days are improving— I hope the question of windows, which you mention has been settled in a way satisfactory to you— and that the house is progressing— It is good of you to wish me a welcome home and I shall see you so soon as possible after my arrival— With remembrances to Mrs. Allison and kindest regards to you always— believe me Sincerely yours, Percy Griffin 15 July '94. James W. Allison Esqr. Richmond. [ALS, Percy Griffin to James W. Allison, July 15, 1894, on letterhead: Station: Bagshot. Telegrams: Windlesham Birch Hall, Windlesham] [edited by APS]

Personal Name Subject

Griffin, Percy -- Correspondence; Allison, James W., 1833-1898 -- Correspondence; Allison, James W. Jr., 1894-1979 -- Birth; Griffin, Percy -- Travel -- England

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Windows

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 July 15, 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 July 15



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