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Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, February 26, 1916

21, Quai de Bourbon

Paris. IV.


Dear Robert

Thank you very much for the cheque for the Russians,Fund for Russian Refugees in Paris. This fund may be connected to the activities of the Byzantinist Thomas Whittemore, who joined the French Red Cross and assisted Russian refugees fleeing German advancement during the First World War. Russian refugees and expatriates became one of his lifetime interests. See "Who Was Thomas Whittemore?," in Before Byzantium: The Early Activities of Thomas Whittemore (1871–1931), online exhibit, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks. and also for your welcoming words to the Calendar.

The 300 fr. shall be given as from “an American”.

I have heard from Elisina that she arrived safely.Elisina Tyler traveled to London.

Yours ever

Royall Tyler

[Inscribed in pencil at the bottom of the letter in Robert Woods Bliss’s hand: Fund for Russian Refugees in Paris.]

Associated Places: Paris (France)