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Record 17 of 43

System Number: 04297
Date: 3 May 1878
Author: Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Edward William Godwin[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler N54
Document Type: ALS


ALBERT WORKS,
ALBERT EMBANKMENT,
LAMBETH, LONDON, S. E.

B. E. NIGHTINGALE,
BUILDER & CONTRACTOR.

May 3rd 1878

SUBJECT -     
CONTRACT - Tite Street

Dear Sir

Mr Vulliamy[3] visited the above yesterday and left word that the drawing must be strictly adhered to in front - The Post Office People report today that they have failed to find your letter[4] that was lost containing Mr W's order

I remain Sir
Yours obediently

B. E. Nightingale

per [illegible initials]

E. W. Godwin Esq.


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Notes:

1.  Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale
Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale (b. 1838), builder [more].

2.  Edward William Godwin
Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more]. Godwin designed the White House, JW's new studio house at Tite Street Chelsea, then near completion.

3.  Mr Vulliamy
George John Vulliamy (1817-1886), Superintending Architect with the Metropolitan Board of Works, London [more]. The Metropolitan Board of Works objected to the austere facade designed by Godwin. The Board withheld the lease until JW and Godwin devised some additional decorative details.

4.  letter
Its content is unclear.