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Royall Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss, April 6, 1936

Finance Ministry



I don’t know where to find you, dearest Mildred, but I hope this may reach you in Rome. A blow from U.S.A. Bill has developed a “very slight infection in the right lung” and the doctors advise him to take 6 months away from the bank. He’ll be coming over here about the end of this month.

It appears he had bronchitis 3 weeks ago—then, a few days ago, when he and Betsy were with the LindsaysSir Ronald Charles Lindsay (1877–1945), the British ambassador to the United States between 1930 and 1939, and his wife, Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt Lindsay. at Washington, this thing was discovered “by accident”—I quote cables—and he was thoroughly examined. He is still with the Lindsays. Elizabeth cables “no cause for alarm, he is gaining weight and is very cheerful.”

We had felt for some time that all wasn’t well, from the tone of his letters—but of course didn’t suspect this. Happily, it seems to have been discovered very early, and rest and good air will no doubt do their work quickly.

I wanted to let you know at once, dearest Mildred. Send me you own news, please, at once.

Much love to you both.

R. T.

Associated People: Bettine Tyler; William Royall Tyler
Associated Places: Budapest (Hungary)