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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from T. Henry Randall to James W. Allison noting progress of wood work for the dining room.


My dear Mr. Allison, In the same mail with your favor of the 2nd came the letters of Feb. 16th & 18th which I presumed you had received; but which owing to absentmindedness (or absence of mind) were addressed to "Baltimore" instead of Richmond. I am very sorry to have been guilty of this blunder, especially as they covered matters about which you had asked further information. Purdy has completely finished a large part of the mahogany wood-work for your Dining Rm. and it is looking remarkably well. I am waiting for Stowe & Nuckols to send sizes of fire-place openings so that I can order the marble facings and hearths. Your's very sincerely, T. Henry Randall [ALS, T. Henry Randall to James W. Allison, March 4, 1895, on letterhead: T. Henry Randall Architect 52 Broadway. New York.] [edited by TOC]

Personal Name Subject

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

Corporate Name Subject

E.H. Purdy M.F.G. Co.; Stowe & Nuckols

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architects and builders; Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architecture -- Details; Woodwork; Fireplaces

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 T. Henry Randall to James W. Allison, 1895 March 4, James W. Allison papers, M 1, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Letter from T. Henry Randall to James W. Allison, 1895 March 4



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