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Record 18 of 43

System Number: 04298
Date: 8 May 1878
Author: Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Edward William Godwin[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler N55
Document Type: ALS


'Ans. May 8.[3] - beg directing greater despatch to be made & the cheapest stoves & finishing'

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

B. E. NIGHTINGALE,
BUILDER & CONTRACTOR.

May 8th 1878

SUBJECT -     
CONTRACT -  Tite St

G [sic] Godwin Esqr

Sir

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[4] [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[5] 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


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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].

3.  Ans. May 8 ... finishing
Written in another hand, probably that of E. W. Godwin.

4.  nitch
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.