[LB027188], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to James A Russell, November 27th, 1888


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[LB027188], Letter from Alfred Ord Tate to James A Russell, November 27th, 1888

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"I have been expecting to hear from you in regard to the date which you have collected relative to land in Orange. Can not you send me a copy of your notes? ### I am at present engaged in a dispute with Mr. J.B. Everett, the contractor who did the brick work in connection with this Laboratory. He claims that there were 52,000 extra brick put into the foundations, owing to its having been necessary to go deeper than was called for in the original plan, in order to strike a good foundation. We cannot get at the measurements without digging a trench all around the building, which means an expense of three or four hundred dollars. Mr. Taft, the architect that succeeded Mr. Holly, will only certify to about 26,000 extra brick, stating this latter number to be a liberal computation. Everett is very persistent in his claim, and I want to do him justice. I am therefore seeking information wherever I think it can be obtained. Everett states that you were on the work when these extra brick were laid, and it is his opinion that you have a record of the number. ### Please look through your books and give me any information that you think would be of use to me in settling this matter." Yours very truly, A.O. Tate






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