Elisina Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss, September 12, 1916
September 12th 1916Tuesday.
I have so long wished that we might work together and so have an opportunity of acting in sympathy, after having talked and thought alike so often.
There is at last a piece of work which I think is worthy of enlisting your interest and sympathy. I mean the “Tuberculeux de la Guerre”The Comité d’oeuvre d’assistance aux tuberculeux de la guerre was one of the earliest organizations to undertake the fight against tuberculosis in France. Mrs. Edward Tuck was the president, Edith Wharton was one of the vice presidents, and Blair Fairchild was the secretary. In 1916, Edith Wharton organized an offshoot of the Tuberculeux de la guerre, called the Oeuvre des maisons américaines de convalescence, to which Mildred Barnes Bliss was a contributor. which is going to act in concert with the Ministers de la Guerre; under the active presidency of Mrs. Tuck.Julia Stell Tuck (1850–1928) was married to Edward Tuck (1842–1938), an American financier and philanthropist,; the Tucks had lived in France since 1889. I know that everyone on the Committee wishes warmly that you might be induced to join us, and I am bold enough as you see, to sound you in order to find out if you could and would add one more task to the many you have imposed on yourself. Dearest Mildred, I hope you will.
I have been here a week, and I am going back to Paris on Thursday, (after tomorrow.) Will you let me hear from you in Paris?
Ever your devoted