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Robert Woods Bliss to Royall Tyler, December 27, 1951

December 27th, 1951

Dear Royall:

The delay in replying to your cablegramSee letters of December 13, 1951 [1], and December 13, 1951 [2]. is due to the faulty delivery of the answer of the Knickerbocker Club.The Knickerbocker Club, a gentlemen’s club in New York that was founded in 1871 and has been located at 2 East 62nd Street since 1913. The Post Office authority is somewhat disorganized by the heavy rush of Christmas mail and the letter from the Club was left at the apartment house next door (though properly addressed here) where it has remained until today.

We are delighted at the prospect of seeing you so soon and hope that your duties will require your remaining some days in Washington.

The Club has written that a two weeks guest card has been issued in your name and is awaiting you at the front door! They cannot promise to hold a room for you, but if one is available at the time of your arrival, they will be very glad to let you have it. The chances are wholly in your favor, so I suggest that you go directly to the Club and ask for a room. Of course you will send us a wire as soon as you are settled.

If Mildred knew I were writing you she would join in sending to you and Elesina [sic], as well as the second and third generations,Royall Tyler (b. 1936) and Matilda Eve Tyler (b. 1939), the children of Bettine Tyler and William Royall Tyler. our fond New Years wishes.

Yours always,

Royall Tyler, Esquire

55, Avenue Foch,

Paris XVI, France.

Dictated but not signed by Mr. Bliss.

Associated Places: Paris (France)