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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison concerning estimates for the library finish.


Jan. 8th '95. James W. Allison Esq. Richmond, Dear Sir, We sent Stowe & Nuckols a copy of the Library drawings (as revised) for estimates and asked them to give you a copy also. It promises to be a good solution of the whole problem. Purdy is also estimating on the same work. The full-sizes are ready to send to either one you select to do the work. Purdy is at work on all of the finish contracted for by him. We shall see Newman in a day or two and start him on the hardware. We hope Stowe & Nuckols will not keep us waiting for their estimates as they did before. Mr. Randall expects to be in Richmond about the 15th inst. If possible we should like to have your check for acct. of Nov. 15. Your's truly, Griffin & Randall [ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, January 8, 1895, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects [48 Exchange Place canceled; next two words stamped] 52 Broadway New York. Envelope docketed: [image unavailable] G&R. Jan. 8. 1895. About G.& R. estimate for Library finish as revised. Purdy also estimating on same work. Purdy is working the finish contracted for by him.] [edited by AA]

Personal Name Subject

Allison, James W., 1833-1898 -- Correspondence

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence; Stowe & Nuckols; E.H. Purdy M.F.G. Co.

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Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders; Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architecture -- Details; Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans; Paneling; Finishes and finishing; Letting of contracts -- Virginia -- Richmond; Building -- Estimates -- Virginia -- Richmond; Payment

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


Richmond (Va)


letters (correspondence)

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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 Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, 1895 January 8, James W. Allison papers, M 1, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, 1895 January 8



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