Documents associated with: UKAlbert Works, Albert Embankment, Lambeth
Record 18 of 43
System Number: 04298
Date: 8 May 1878
Author: Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale
Recipient: Edward William Godwin
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler N55
Document Type: ALS
'Ans. May 8. -
beg directing greater despatch to be made & the cheapest stoves & finishing'
LAMBETH, LONDON, S. E.
B. E. NIGHTINGALE,
BUILDER & CONTRACTOR.
May 8th 1878
CONTRACT - Tite St
G [sic] Godwin Esqr
Will you kindly inform me if I shall send in the bed room stoves or will elect to chose them yourself[;] the sizes are. 2. of them. 18"- wide & 1. 24" wide[.] All the works are now in hand & I hope shortly to complete these works[.] [p. 2] how do you wish the back of panel - or nitch [sic] to be - form[e]d with a brick or stone back - in a 4½" reveal - there is a string course [therein?] - running thro the Arch of principal entrance before putting this in hand I thought I had better consult you - Am I to do it. Mr Vulliamy when he called at Tite St remarked to the for[e]man that every line shewn upon the approved drawing must be adhered to.
Waiting the favour of your reply I beg to remain
Yours most respectfully
B E Nightingale
Is the casing to be done before the scaffold is removed
3. Ans. May 8 ... finishing
Written in another hand, probably that of E. W. Godwin.
Probably a mis-spelling of niche.
5. 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.