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Robert Woods Bliss to Royall Tyler, October 22, 1937 [1]

October 22, 1937.This letter (in carbon copy) is preserved in the Byzantine Collection, Royall Tyler correspondence file.

Royall Tyler, Esq.,

Finance Ministry

Budapest, Hungary.

Dear Royall:

I had a good laugh at myself this morning when I realized that in my letter of yesterday I had made no reference whatsoever to the Emperor!BZ.1937.23. I was I was so rushed yesterday that I was concentrating on one or two things that I wanted to get into my letter to you, and I am sending this supplement to my one of yesterday to tell you that we are most enthusiastically delighted with the Emperor. It is really a grand piece and will create a sensation when we are finally permitted to take it out of hiding, so to speak.

The Emperor arrived and was unpacked just an hour before we left last week for New York, and I dashed off a cable then to tell you how pleased we were with it, so at least you know that it had arrived safely and how we felt about it. We are immensely grateful for all the trouble you took to have this really great piece added to the many other fine things you have been instrumental in putting into the Dumbarton Oaks collection.

With much love,

Yours ever,


P. S. My mind is still not working! The pectoral crossBZ.1937.24. from Stora is very fine and we are delighted with it. It is all you wrote about it and even more so.

Associated Things: M. & R. Stora, Paris
Associated Artworks: BZ.1937.23; BZ.1937.24