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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from T. Henry Randall to James W. Allison discussing the Purdy delivery, registers and his visit to Richmond.


May 15th 95, James W. Allison, Richmond Va. Dear Sir, Yours of the 14th at hand. The Purdy Co. promised [?] their with yesterday or today. We have written them to know if they have done so. The registers for Music Room, Reception Room, Halls and Bed Rooms should be white enamelled. In living Room and Library bronze. On sheathing bronze or brass would look best, but black [?] registers will [answer?]. Mr. Randall expects to leave here tomorrow night for Baltimore and Washington, and will probably reach Richmond Monday night or Tuesday morning. He will send you word later. We shall probably send certificate tomorrow for the F.J. Newcomb M. F. G. Co. who made the composition caps, brackets, consoles et for exterior + interior of home. Yours truly T. Henry Randall [Edited by CB, KC, & IR & MTK]

Personal Name Subject

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

Corporate Name Subject

E.H. Purdy M.F.G. Co.

Topical Subject

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

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 May 15, 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 May 15



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