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Elisina Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, February 28, 1936 [2]

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February 28th 1936

Dear Robert.

I hear that Mildred will have to be careful for another ten days or so, and that the doctors do not wish her to see many people.Mildred Bliss had become been very ill with pneumonia in Prague sometime in mid-February 1936. See Edith Wharton to Beatrix Jones Farrand, April 4, 1936, Edith Wharton Collection, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. I should be truly grieved if the chances of our meeting were to wane and vanish.The Blisses had planned to travel to Budapest and then to Vienna. But it is very important that nothing interferes with her steady recovery, of course. I shall await news, and keep the little spark of hope alight in my heart. Please give Mildred my very best and fondest love.

Your visit here was a great pleasure, dear Robert, and I am so happy to know that you enjoyed it. It makes this place seem less foreign, when I remember that you spent even two brief days here with us, and that we can talk about you and your wide interests with some of your friends.

I lunched with the ColonnasPrince Ascanio Colonna (1883–1971), an Italian diplomat who served as the ambassador to Sweden, Hungary, and the United States. His wife was Elly Colonna, née Stavro (1898–1973). yesterday. They both said how pleased they were to see you, and they asked very kindly after Mildred. I promised to let them have news of her, and to let them know in good time if we have the good luck to have you back here with her.

Goodbye, dear Robert, my best love to you both,

Yours ever affnately.


My kindest greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Butler Wright.Joshua Butler Wright (1877–1939), an American diplomat who served as the U.S. envoy to Hungary between 1927 and 1930. His wife was Harriet Wright, née Sutherland.

Associated Places: Budapest (Hungary)