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Review of Gebhard Thesis
William Gray Purcell (1950s)

Interleaved note: Data for Dave [Gebhard] (October 24, 1955)

I HAVE JUST NOTICED for the first time that George
did not begin to number projects as George G. Elmslie,
Architect, until 1924.
I have from time to time touched upon the very
gradual character of our separation of the partnership,
business and personal, but until I began to make the
new 5 x 8 index complete and accurate, I did not
realize that our professional contacts extended until
1924; in many relations, as you know, there was never,
nor could there be, a total separation.
NOTE IN CONCLUSION: Since George began his numbering
system with #250, his personal operations will be
found clearly designated to distinguish them from
early Purcell, Feick and Elmslie of the same numbers.
David S. Gebhard
October 24, 1955


      Collection: William Gray Purcell Papers, Northwest Architectural Archives, Correspondents, David S. Gebhard [C:124]
research courtesy mark hammons