Letter from Julia Morgan to William Randolph Hearst, December 16, 1932

Julia Morgan   1932-12-16  

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 their contract. 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 before. 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. As always, Yours truly, s/ Julia Morgan Enc.

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