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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison noting Stowe & Nuckols' need for a personal interview in order to make estimates.


Jan. 25th '95. James W. Allison Esq. Richmond. Va. Dear Sir, We are today in receipt of letter from Stowe & Nuckols to the effect that they are unable to make estimates on the work in Library and on the inside blinds of that room and Dining Rm. without having a personal explanation of the whole question. While we think there is no excuse for this delaying this matter as they have done, it nevertheless seems necessary that Mr. Randall should come on in order that the work may be resumed. He can be in Richmond on the 30th or 31st of this month or on the 11th or 12th of February, as you prefer. Please let us know your preference as soon as possible. Your's truly. Griffin & Randall. [ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, January 25, 1895, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects [48 Broadway canceled; next two words stamped] 52 Broadway New York. Envelope docketed [image unavailable]: G.&R. Jany 25. 1895— S.&N. unable to make estimate on work in library without a personal interview. Mr. R. will be in R. 30. or 31. Jany or 11 or Feby.] [edited by MMB and KCP]

Personal Name Subject

Allison, James W., 1833-1898 -- Correspondence; Randall, T. Henry, 1869-1905 -- Travel -- Virginia -- Richmond

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence; Stowe & Nuckols

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders; Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architecture -- Details; Building -- Estimates -- Virginia -- Richmond; Blinds

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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 25, 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 25



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