Elisina Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss, June 18, 1912
June 18th 1912.Tuesday.
Fabian de Castro spent the evening with the Flamencos,See undated letter  (after April 7, 1912). and he has come to tell us that they repeatedly declared themselves “muy satisfechos de todo”.“Very satisfied with all.” So whenever you or Robert appear, you may be sure they will always do their utmost to please you. I thought la JuanaJuana Vargas (“Juana la Macarrona”) (1870–1947), a flamenco dancer. Caballero Bonald wrote of her dancing: “Juana Vargas, la Macarrona, filled dance with an ancient emotional force, full of feminine grace, as in the soleares she created. Everything inside her body became a sensual, static cadence. Her expressiveness was her very blood, stirred up in figures of burning, winged frenzy. And her waist, her arms, gave forth the torrent of the dance, pure volcanic, from the unknown deep sediments of the ancient civilizations.” See Royall Tyler, Spain, a Study of her Life and Arts (London: G. Richards, 1909), 23; and the letter of November 9, 1911. was as good as I had ever seen her—and Juan ValenciaJuan Valencia Carpio (“Juanito Mojama”) (1892–1957), a flamenco singer. even better. It was such a treat to us both.
Chéron’sHenri Chéron. See letter of April 8, 1912. house is let—and in any case it was too large. He tells me there are still plenty of unlet houses, of all sizes, with good gardens, in quiet positions. He recommends the two Agencies mentioned on his cards Agence Alix, and Agence Montretout“Show all.” (?) I wonder what the dignified Robert will think of this last one. They are both on the telephone, as you see.
I hope I may have been of some use. If we can do anything for you, please command us, singly, in unison, or as complementary parts.
I hope your peopleAnna Barnes Bliss and William Henry Bliss sailed to Europe on June 11, 1912, so that Anna Barnes Bliss could undertake a rest cure at Aix. William Henry Bliss to Robert Woods Bliss, May 13, 1913, Blissiana files, William Henry Bliss correspondence. have arrived safely.
Paris has [word or words not transcribed from the original letter]Several of the autograph letters of Elisina Tyler were not included in William Royall Tyler’s gift of the Bliss–Tyler correspondence to Harvard University (see The Early Letters (1902–1908), note 1). At Harvard, these letters exist only in typed transcriptions where, often, foreign words and phrases from the original letters are not transcribed. found its memory as the heat proves.
Yours always thus,
Royall hopes you will be able to use the enclosed card. There are very fine Renoirs,Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919), a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. some very fine Cézanne,Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Post-Impressionist style. Manet,Édouard Manet (1832–1883), a French artist who was a leading painter in the transition from the Realist to the Impressionist styles. etc. It is open till July 6th.Exhibition at the Galerie de la Chambre Syndicale des Beaux-Arts, 18 rue de la Ville-l’Eveque, Paris. See also undated letter  (after April 7, 1912).