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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison discussing carpet strips and Mr. Randall's trip to Richmond.


June 1st '95. James W. Allison Esq. Richmond. Va. Dear Sir, Your's of the 29th of May received. We do not understand what you mean by “comb grain pine carpet strips and furthermore we can not find them [th canceled] mentioned in the specifications. You had better use your own judgement in the matter. We do not use them (whatever they are by another name) in this part of the country. We have been hoping you would order the marble for the Bed Rm. facings, so that it could be sent on with the others. Mr. Randall leaves here Tuesday evening next for the South. He expects to reach Richmond Sunday evening or Monday morning. Your's truly, Griffin & Randall. [ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, June1, 1895, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects [48 Broadway canceled] New York. Envelope docketed [image unavailable]: G & R. June 1. 1895 About carpet strips. for rooms in second & third floors] [edited by KCP]

Personal Name Subject

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

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architecture -- Details; Carpets; Marble

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 Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, 1895 June 1, 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 June 1



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