Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, February 26, 1916
21, Quai de Bourbon
Thank you very much for the cheque for the Russians,Fund for Russian Refugees in Paris. This fund may be connected to the activities of the Byzantinist Thomas Whittemore, who joined the French Red Cross and assisted Russian refugees fleeing German advancement during the First World War. Russian refugees and expatriates became one of his lifetime interests. See "Humanitarian Work," in Before Byzantium: The Early Activities of Thomas Whittemore (1871–1931), online exhibit, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks. and also for your welcoming words to the Calendar.
The 300 fr. shall be given as from “an American”.
[Inscribed in pencil at the bottom of the letter in Robert Woods Bliss’s hand: Fund for Russian Refugees in Paris.]