Reference numberNLB/45/648
Alternative reference numberNLB/45 p390
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Mr W Bottomley
Date19 April 1912
Description'With reference to your account for £6.3.5, dated March 30th, I do not feel justified in putting it forward for payment as it stands, in respect of two items on it.
I must say that I think the charge of £3.4.9 for the small rack fitted in my office is excessive. The amount of material used is very small, and the labour of constructing so simple an affair cannot have been such as to justify, in my opinion, the price charged. The other item open to question is the last on, for fitting new cheeks to kitchen range in the housekeeper's quarters - 15/3. The greater proportion of this charge must be for men's time, and I should like to point out to you that the time occupied in this job was consumed largely in remedying a mistake made by your men in bringing the wrong bricks in the first instance. I hope you will see your way to modify these items of charge.'
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