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Correspondence file relating to the construction of the Percy Thomson residence located on Hamlet Street in Stratford.
Department
Archives
Classification
Production Date
1911-1913

Archive Contents

  Part 1

1 Floorplan sketched on the back of Halliweel & Thomson letterhead

2 Memo from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: details of pantry. Dated 28/10/1911.

3 Memo from J.A. Duffill to Percy Thomson re: recieved memo dated 28/10/1911. Dated 30/10/1911.

4 Memo from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: hall passage. Sketch of passage included. Dated 01/11/1911 (3 pages).

5 Letter from Hilda Spence to J.A. Duffill re: arrangement of a meeting. Dated 13/11/1911.

6 Notes on Halliwell & Thomson letterhead re: details of kitchen, bedrooms, dining room and drawing room.

7 Memo from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: details of kitchen. Dated 17/11/1911.

8 Memo from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: details of kitchen, scullery and drawing room. Dated 20/11/1911.

9 Memo from J.A. Duffill to Percy Thomson re: estimate for residence 821-. Dated 25 November.

10 Newspaper notice re: tenders invited to builders for Thomson residence. 'Hawera Star Copy' written in top right quadrant. For publication in 27 and 29 November.

11 Newspaper notice re: tenders invited to builders for Thomson residence. 'Taranaki Daily News' in bottom left quadrant. For publication 28 and 29 November. Dated 27/11/1911.

12 Newspaper notice re: tenders invited to builders for Thomson residence. 'Stratford Evening Post' written in bottom left quadrant. For publication 27 and 29 November and 2 December.

13 Letter from A.G. Whiting to J.A. Duffill re: tender for 1098- for Thomson residence. Dated 06/12/1911.

14 Letter from Geff & Wills to J.A. Duffill re: tender for 1047- for Thomson residence. Date 6/12/1911.

15 Letter from John Ryan & Son re: tender for 879- for Thomson residence. Dated 6/12/1911.

16 Letter to builders from J.A. Duffill re: closing date of tender.

17 Letter from Jos. M. Boon to J.A. Duffill re: tender for 1154- for Thomson residence. Dated 9/12/1911.

18 Memo from J.A. Duffill to Percy Thomson re: acceptance of tender from John Ryan and Son for sum of 879-. Dated 11/12/1911.

19 Telegraph from John Ryan to J.A. Duffill re: Thomson site 12 inches out of level. Dated 11/01/1912.

20 Memo from Quin Brothers to J.A. Duffill re: descrepancy of plans regarding window casements. Dated 20//01/1912.

21 Memo fr J.A. Duffill to Quin Brothers re: window casements. Dated 3/02/1912.

22 Memo from Quin Brothers to J.A. Duffill re: window casements. Dated 5/02/1912.

23 Memo from Smith & Smith Ltd. (oil, colour, glass & wallpaper merchants) to J.A. Duffill re: sashes. Dated 8/03/1912.

24 Memo from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: copy of specifications. Dated 11/03/1912.

25 Memo from ? to Percy Thomson re: copies of letters to Ryans regarding damages and non-completion. Dated 16/03/1912.

26 Memo from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: non-completion of job by Ryan & Sons. Dated 21/03/1912.

27 Note re: poor work done by Ryan and Son. Dated 26/03/1912.

28 Letter from J.A. Duffill to John Ryan & Son re: payment and delay in work. Dated 26/03/1912

29 Letter from J.A. Duffill to John Ryan & Son re: problems with construction to be fixed. Dated 10/04/1912.

30 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Percy Thomson re: problems with the work of John Ryan & Son. Dated 10/04/1912.

31 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Percy Thomson re: deductions of payment due to damages and noncompletion. Dated 16/04/1912.

32 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Percy Thomson re: problems with construction to be fixed. Dated 16/04/1912.

33 List of matters requiring attention re: painting, plumber and carpenter.

34 Invoice from The Stratford Electrical Supply Company Limited to Percy Thomson for the wiring of the house. Billed for the amount of 215-. Dated 1/05/1912 and paid 8/07/1912.

35 Letter from J.A. Duffill to John Ryan & Sons re: items that need to be fixed before certificate of completion is issued. Dated 07/05/1912 (2 pages).

36 Letter from George Smart to J.A. Duffill re: work completed at Thomson residence and plans for Mangatoki Dairy Company buildings. Dated 10/05/1912.

37 Letter from John Ryan & Son to J.A. Duffill re: letter of explanation for over time on Thomson residence. Dated 17/05/1912.

38 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Percy Thomson re: John Ryan & Son's letter of explanation and deductions for damages. Dated 21/05/1912.

39 Letter from J.A. Duffill to John Ryan & Sons re: deductions for damages and items to be fixed. Dated 22/05/1912.

40 Letter from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: John Ryan & Son's letter of explanation. Dated 22/05/1912.

41 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Percy Thomson re: issue of certificate to contractors. Dated 23/05/1912.

42 Memo from Patrick O'Dea (barrister and solicitor) to J.A. Duffill re: retained to handle contract with John Ryan & Son. Dated 6/06/1912.

43 Letter from Halliwell & Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: work done by John Ryan & Sons. Dated 10/06/1912.

44 Letter from J.A. Duffill to John Ryan & Son re: noncompletion of instructions of 22 May. Dated 11/06/1912.

45 Bill of sale from The Taranaki Hardware Company for the amount of 10/7-.

46 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Mr Lovett (bricklayer) re: request for quote for verandah floor. Dated 11/06/1912.

47 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Percy Thomson re: completion of work and discussion with Mr. O'Dea. Dated 11/06/1912.

48 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Stratford Electrical Supply Company re: accounting error. Dated 11 June.

49 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Jos. Boon re: repair of lock. Dated 11/06/1912.

50 Telegraph from Lovett to J.A. Duffill re: posting price tommorrow.

51 Memo from Lovett to J.A. Duffill re: quote for verandah floor, 5-2-6/ Dated 13/06/1912.

52 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Lovett re: acceptance of quote for verandah floor. Dated 14/06/1912.

53 Memo from The Stratford Electrical Supply Company to J.A. Duffill re: return of enclosed (?). Dated 14/06/1912.

54 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Jos. Boon re: requesting reply to letter dated 11 June. Dated 21/06/1912.

55 Letter from Jos. Boon to J.A. Duffill re: repair of lock. Dated 24/06/1912.

56 Letter from Halliwell & Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: payment of accounts. Dated 3/07/1912.

57 Letter from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: payment of accounts. Dated 8/07/1912.

58 Letter from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: payment of accounts. Dated 3/07/1912.

59 Letter from J.A. Duffill to John Ryan & Sons re: repair of lock and stile. Dated 8/07/1912.

60 Part of letter from J.A. Duffill re: payment to Hogg and repair of locks.

61 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Lovett re: verandah floor. Dated 12/07/1912.

62 Letter from Lovett to J.A. Duffill re: completion of verandah floor. Dated 20/07/1912.

63 Letter from assistant (?) to Lovett re: receipt of letter, Duffill in hospital but will inspect work in three weeks time. Dated 29/07/1912.

64 Invoice from C.A. Wilkinson to J.A. Duffill for amount of 4/9-. Dated 6/08/1912.

65 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Beckett & Roberts (painters) re: repainting of door to verandah. Dated 27/08/1912.

66 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Lovett re: inspection of work and instructions for corrections. Dated 27/08/1912.

67 Letter from J.A. Duffill to Beckett & Roberts enclosure of letter from Percy Thomson (?). Dated 04/09/1912.

68 Letter from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: request for statement of final payments made. Dated 4/10/1912.

69 Letter from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: payment of John Ryan & Son account. Dated 11/10/1912.

70 Letter from Percy Thomson to J.A. Duffill re: payment of account and thanking Duffill for work done. Dated 12/09/1912.

71 Memo from J.A. Duffill to Percy Thomson re: enclosed receipt for balance paid to John Ryan & Sons. Dated 17/10/1912.

72 Invoice from W.J. Dillon (carpenter) for amount of 14/10-. Dated 04/09/1912.

73 Invoice from J.A. Duffill to Percy Thomson for amount of 17/6- for door and sashes. Recieved 19/07/1913.

Accession No
ARC2005-164

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