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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from T. Henry Randall to James W. Allison discussing postponement of visit to Richmond and offering to find less expensive wallpapers.


July 29th, ’95 My dear Mr. Allison, Since writing to you on the 27th in regard to my coming to Richmond about the end of this week, I find that I shall have to postpone doing so for a week or ten days, as I must be here to attend to a number of important matters. However I do not think it will delay the progress of any thing in connection with the finish of the house. As I wrote Mrs. Allison, if there are any of the papers which she likes for either Bed Rooms, or First Floor rooms that you feel are too expensive I can look at the other shops and see if the same or similar papers can be bought for less. Yours’ truly, T. Henry Randall. [ALS, T. Henry Randall to James W. Allison, July 29, 1895, on letterhead: T. Henry Randall Architect 52 Broadway. New York. Envelope docketed [image unavailable]: T.H.R. July 29, 1895. Must postpone coming to Richmond for a week or ten days. If papers sent are too expensive will look around for less expensive ones.] [edited by LJP]

Personal Name Subject

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

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Wallpaper

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 July 29, 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 July 29



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