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Elisina Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, November 30, 1926 [2]

par Arnay-le-Duc
(Côte d’Or)
November 30th 1926Tuesday.

Dear Robert,

Your wire has just been telephoned through to me from Arnay. I am also writing to Royall in Geneva, and he will hear from you too.

I know he had intended to go and see his Mother’s old friend Mrs. Stuart-Menteath at Ciboure directly after Geneva, and to go there direct, via Lyons-Bordeaux. He would return to Paris afterwards, and take the Orient express direct to Budapest. I am going to Paris on the 6th for a couple of days, to catch him on his way from Ciboure.

I will go and see Mallon’s little blue garment,Although in a later letter of March 14, 1931, Royall Tyler states that this textile is in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., it is a tunic inscribed with the name of the Buyid Bahāʾ-al-dawla, ca. 1000 CE, from the Naqqāraḵāna of Ray, which is now in the Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., acc. no. 3.116. See Arthur Upham Pope, A Survey of Persian Art, from Prehistoric Times to the Present (London: Oxford University Press, 1938–1939), 3:2009, 2031, no. 12. See also letters of November 22, 1926; November 26, 1926; December 21, 1926; January 7, 1927 [3]; and May 3, 1927. and tell you my modest impressions. If Royall can find the time he will go and see it too.

My very warmest thanks for the promise of the photograph of the paten. The more I see and hear, the deeper my sense of its interest and beauty becomes.

If I can do anything for either of you in Paris please let me know, by telegram or letter to the Hotel Marceau, rue de Bassano.Now the Hôtel Le Belmont. I shall certainly be there till Thursday, 9th. (I have only just realized that to-day is the first of December.)

Forgive this scrappy letter, but our good dog Dick is leaping in the air by my side and showing me the faint gleam of sunshine on the tower outside.

My best love to you both, and I shall be so happy to hear all news of further developments.

Yours always aff’nately,
Elisina Tyler

Associated Artworks: BZ.1924.5