December 16, 1932
Dear Mr. Hearst:
Last year, and the year before, and the year before, I mentioned to you half jokingly
that the firm who had the contract for the marble risers and treads of the main circular
stairs insisted on at least delivering their material and being paid for this part of
We have kept ordering of this firm bath room linings, a travertine floor, etc. and paying
on them so as to keep the account a live one - but now they insist on a substantial
payment which is impossible to meet out of a budget that has not been sufficient to
cover more than operating expenses this year.
I hate to bother you with it, but it is not quite as though we had not taken it up
Enclosed is a copy of their last letter on the subject. The contract was made in
April 1928 and the material was ready for delivery in 1929 and was delivered to the
San Simeon warehouse in October, 1931.
s/ Julia Morgan