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Royall Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss, November 8, 1928

Ministry of Finance,

I wrote to you c/o Edith at Hyères, dearest Mildred, a few days ago.See letter of November 3, 1928.

It’s grievous not to be able to be in Paris to greet you, but I hope to get there about the 24 or 25 Nov. and stay till you sail on Dec. 4.

Remember it’s Isbirian,The Parisian dealer Isbirian has not been identified. 31 rue St. Lazare, who acts for Sanguszko.Roman Władysław Sanguszko (1901–1984), a Polish landowner, horse breeder, industrialist, and philanthropist. I’ve long since written both to S. and to Isbirian, telling them you are to be shown the carpet as soon as you arrive in Paris.The Blisses did not acquire this carpet, but the reason for their not doing so unfortunately is not chronicled in their correspondence with Royall Tyler.

I’m glad you think it was right to accept Hambro’sHambros Bank, a British bank based in London. The Hambros Bank specialized in Anglo-Scandinavian business, with expertise in trade finance and investment banking, and was the sole banker to the Scandinavian kingdoms for many years. The bank was sold in 1998. offer.See letters of September 6, 1928, and September 16, 1928 [2]. In general I think it was—a new job every 4 years or so—but it’s very sad to part with Salter. Perhaps, some day, I may again work for the League.The League of Nations, an international organization in Geneva whose principal missions were to maintain world peace, settle international disputes through negotiation and arbitration, and create stability within financial markets. I’d like to.

I’ve got you very complete photographs of the Nagy St. Miklos treasureThe Nagy St. Miklos (Nagyszentmiklós) treasure, a collection of twenty-three early medieval gold vessels, variously dated between the sixth and tenth centuries, found in 1799 in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary, in the Habsburg Empire (modern Sânnicolau Mare, Romania). The treasure was transferred to the Imperial Collection (now Kunsthistorisches Museum), Vienna.—about 60 of them, in fact, I’ll bring when I come, as I expect you won’t find time hanging on your hands the first ten days or so of Paris.

It’s a great grief that you can’t visit Budapest during my stay here. I’d so love to handle the Szilágy-Somlyó treasureThe Szilágy Somlyó (Szilágysomlyó) treasure, consisting of an onyx fibula, ten pairs of fibulas decorated with gold and jewels, a swearing-in ring, and three gold bowls, was found in 1889 at what is now Şimleul Silvaniei, Romania. It is housed in the Hungarian National Museum, Budapest. An earlier discovery, in 1797, of a separate part of the buried Szilágy Somlyó treasure is in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. with you.

With much love.
R. T.

Associated People: Arthur Salter; Edith Wharton