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Royall Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss, March 20, 1909

Burlington Hotel.Burlington Hotel, 30 Old Burlington Street, Westminster, London. W.

March 20th 1909.Saturday.

Dear Mildred.

Thank you for the photograph of your tapestry,HC.T.1908.01.(T). The Blisses exhibited this tapestry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a long-term loan agreement (no. 507) between October 6, 1909, and October 13, 1920. The Blisses again exhibited the tapestry at the museum between May 21, 1923, and June 30, 1933. We are indebted to Sarah Boyd, registrar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for verifying these dates. but I know the original! Unless I am very much mistaken indeed it was at a dealer’s in Paris a year or two ago. It is a magnificent piece and I am delighted that you have it.

I have been here ten days, amusing myself moderately well and correcting proofs. My book is all finished, and I hope to see the last of the work over in two or three weeks. The work of placing the illustrations and making the index is still to be done.

When it is all over I shall return to Paris, and may possibly go to Belgium in the Spring.Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss were in Brussels, Belgium, in 1909 where Robert Bliss was first secretary to the U.S. legation in Belgium. See also letter of January 21, 1909. I am anxious to do so.

Yours sincerely

Royall Tyler.

Associated Places: London (United Kingdom)
Associated Artworks: HC.T.1908.01.(T)