Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, October 10, 1938

Hotel La TremoilleThe Hôtel La Trémoille, 14 rue de la Trémoille, was built in 1883 as a private residence for the Dupré family. It became a luxury-class hotel in 1925.

Champs Elysees

Paris

10/X/38

Dear Robert.

I’ve taken the lovely KhawamKhawam Brothers, an antiquities business that was founded in Cairo in 1862 by Sélim Khawam. necklaceBZ.1938.69. to JannyThis person or company has not been identified. to have a case made for it. The case will be ready in a week or so—so about as soon as Kaleb gets your instructions about insurance etc, it will be shipped off to you. I think you’ll have a pleasurable thrill when you see it.

Kaleb is clamouring for payment of the bracelets & necklaceBZ.1938.64–65 and BZ.1938.67. Bill took over to you. I hope you like them.

I spent Sunday with Elisina. She’s getting on pretty well. It has to be slow.

Forgive me for bringing poor Doro Levis troubles to your attention. I am so deeply distressed about it that I can’t refrain. He is such a good creature, and of the very highest quality as an archaeologist.

Just going back to Genf.German for Geneva.

Much love to you both

Yrs

R. T.

I’ve paid for KhawamKhawam Brothers, an antiquities business that was founded in Cairo in 1862 by Sélim Khawam. £1100.-

 
Associated People: Doro Levi
Associated Things: Kalebdjian Frères
Associated Artworks: BZ.1938.64–65; BZ.1938.67; BZ.1938.69