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System Number: 13567
Date: 6 April 1878
Author: Edward William Godwin[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Benjamin Ebenezer Nightingale[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler N51b
Document Type: MsLc[3]

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8 Victoria Chambers

April 6th / 78


Dear Sir,

I saw Mr Vulliamy[4] yesterday & to day have asked Mr Webb[5] to meet me at New Building

I am very sorry Mr Webb should have hesitated. Should he continue to refuse I see nothing for it unless you can obtain from my client the order to carry out the last elevation

Yours truly

E. W. Godwin

Mr Nightingale

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1.  Edward William Godwin
Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more].

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

3.  MsLc
This letter is written on the same sheet of paper as #04294 (B. E. Nightingale to E. W. Godwin, 16 April 1878) and was copied that same day, presumably by one of B. E. Nightingale's clerks. The whereabouts of the original is unknown.

4.  Mr Vulliamy
George John Vulliamy (1817-1886), Superintending Architect with the Metropolitan Board of Works, London [more].

5.  Mr Webb
George Webb (b. ca 1835), of G. and W. Webb. lawyer [more], and William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more], were empowered to pay Nightingale for his work at each stage, from the mortgage (see building agreement, 6 November 1877, #08927). At this stage they would not disburse money without the lease that still was not forthcoming from the Metropolitan Board of Works.