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Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, May 30, 1950

Knickerbocker ClubThe 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.

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Dear Robert.

Many thanks for your letter of yesterday.

I will keep a record of Gimel,Georges Gimel (1898–1962), a French expressionist painter, lithographer, and book illustrator. in case an opportunity occurs to use him.

For the time being, the Nat. Ctee for Free Europe’s Paris office will be a very small one, and I shall have only one secretary & stenographer.

I have now received a letter from the Nt Ctee formally appointing me, as from June 1st. The terms are roughly the same as what I had from the Int. Bank,After the Second World War, Royall Tyler had worked as head of the Paris field office of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1946–1949). He retired as senior representative of the World Bank’s Treasurer in Europe on September 28, 1949, at the mandatory retirement age of sixty-five. and only a little less than ECAThe Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA), a U.S. government agency established in 1948 to administer the Marshall Plan. The ECA had an office in the capital of each of the sixteen countries participating in the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program [ERP]) was the American program that gave economic support to European countries to help rebuild their economies after the Second World War and to prevent the spread of the influence of Soviet communism. offered me for the job of Advisor in Greece.

With fond love to both of you, and hoping to see you soon—


R. T.