Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, October 7, 1937

Finance Ministry

Budapest

7.X.37

Dear Robert.

Bill has got the textileBZ.1937.25.—or rather reserved it. . . as BurgDr. Hermann Burg, a dealer in London at 32 St. James Street. is out of England for the moment. As soon as Burg is back, Bill will have it shipped to you. Price, as stated: £75.0.0.

Enclosed I send you our ac/ to 7.X.37. It shows an advance by one of £23.10.9.

I may have to cable to you shortly for $2500 for the marriage belt,BZ.1937.33. if it turns up & is what it was represented to be.

Perhaps you may care to advance me say £500 (my pers. Ac/ with Mssrs. Morgan, Grenfell,Morgan, Grenfell & Co., an investment bank in London. In 1904, Edward Grenfell was made a partner in the firm, which was formerly known as J. P. Morgan & Co. and which, in 1909, became Morgan, Grenfell and Company. The bank played an important role in the reconstruction of European countries in the 1920s. Co, Ltd, 23 St Winchester St. London E.C.2) against further expenses.

Yrs

R. T.

R. T. in Ac/ with Milrob. (22.IV.33–7.X.37)

 

 

Cr.

D.

22.IV.1933

as per account rendered

 

£462.15.4

24.VII.33

Archaeologia Hung. 2 @ 20 P. @ 19.25

£2.1.3

 

24.XI.33

Arch. Hungarica, 2 @ 30 P. @ 18.90

3.3.6

 

24-27.XII.33

Wires Washington-Rome, P. 30.52 @ 18.90

1.12.2

 

5-6.VII.34

Exp. Florence & Rome, Sangiorgi’s and Sangiorgi

Lire 230 @ 59

3.18.0

 

18.7.34

Wire, Wash. (Sangiorgi textileBZ.1934.1.), P. 16.37 @ 17.30

19.7

 

4.IX.34

Exp. Antigny-Paris to see Gen. Gourko’s lampThis lamp has not been identified. In a letter to Robert Woods Bliss dated August 7, 1934, Dimitri de Gourko describes the Byzantine lamp as bronze, fifth century, and recently found in Constantinople near the Hippodrome. The price asked was 25,000 francs. Byzantine Collection, D. de Gourko correspondence file.

Fr. Fr. 478.80 @ 75

6.7.7

 

27.X.34

Archaeol. Hung. 1 @ 20 P @ 17.40

1.3.0

 

22.XII.34

“ “ “ “ “

1.3.0

 

9.III.35

“ ‘ ‘ ‘ “ 16.50

1.4.2

 

23.IV.35

Phone Trieste-Rome (Sangiorgi) Lire 35 @ 58

12.1

 

27.” “

Cable P. 14 @ 27

10.2

 

13.V. “

Cable Stora diptychBZ.1935.4.

14.8

 

16.V. “

Archaeol. Hung. P. 50 @ 25

2.0.0

 

16.3.36

Recd P. 70 (from RWB) @ 25

 

2.16.0

11.IX.36

Arch. Hung. P. 20 @ 25

16.0

 

6.XI.36

Cable (Goldene TafelCrucifixion, Byzantine, first half of the twelfth century, gold and enamel, Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich. See Klaus Wessel, Byzantine Enamels from the Fifth to the Thirteenth Century (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1967), 166–67, no. 51, pl. 51.) P. 16.50 @ 25

13.2

 

23.II.37

Journey Rome, to consult Volbach

18.16.0

 

19.III.37

Adv. To Volbach, Expenses, L. 500 @ 92.17

5.8.6

 

8-9.IV. “

Cables Milrob-Volbach, P. 135.45 @ 25

5.8.3

 

14.IV. “

To Volbach, Sw. Fr. 50 spent on journey to

Lugano in excess of the Lire 500 advanced

+ L.1000 in hand, together

13.0.9

 

16.IV. “

Cable Milrob P. 27.98 @ 25

1.2.4

 

21.” “

“ “ P. 38.84 @ 25

1.11.2

 

23.” “

Commission to MellerPossibly the Viennese collector, Dr. Simon Meller, who had been the curator of sculpture at the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts), Budapest.on Stephen

reliquaryBZ.1937.19. P. 600 @ 25

24.0.0

 

29.” “

Stephen reliquary,BZ.1937.19. Austr. Sch. 4000

 

 

 

= $740.18 @ 4.97 =

 

 

 

148.18.7

 

 

 

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£245.4.11

 

 

 

£465.11.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(continued on next page)

 

 

R. T. in Ac/ with Milrob. (22.IV.33–7.X.37) Contd

 

 

Cr.

D.

29.IV.37

 

 

 

 

£245.4.11

 

 

 

£465.11.4

 

 

26. “ “

Cable Sw. Fr. 36.15 @ 21.575

1.13.4

 

29.” “

“ “ 13.3.6 @ 21.575

12.3

 

24.V. “

Wire Kalebdjian P. 8.74 @ 25

7.2

 

5.VI. “

Cable Mexican saleEgyptian, Greek, Roman, Indian and South American Antiquities, Native Art, Sotheby & Co., London, June 9, 1937.

12.0

 

9.VI. “

“ “ “

9.3

 

9.VI. “

Mexican sale,Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Indian and South American Antiquities, Native Art, Sotheby & Co., London, June 9, 1937. tips to Sothebys

10.3

 

8.VI. “

W.R. T. ‘phone WRB. [sic] Mex saleEgyptian, Greek, Roman, Indian and South American Antiquities, Native Art, Sotheby & Co., London, June 9, 1937.

11.9.0

 

15.VI. “

Cable Sw. Fr. 35.70 @ 21.56

1.15.11

 

11. “ “

Cabled by RWB, in excess (Mex. Sale)Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Indian and South American Antiquities, Native Art, Sotheby & Co., London, June 9, 1937.

 

4.0.0

19. “ “

Trav. Exp. Comp. with Volbach

2.0.6

 

16.VII. “

Cable Milrob & wire Fiedler P. 30.50 @ 25

1.4.4

 

24.VII. “

“ “ “ Kalebdjian Sw. Fr. 19.60 @ 21.60

18.1

 

25. “ “

Exp. Milan to see round Emp.BZ.1937.23.

2.5.0

 

4.IX. “

Fettich’s Alt MagyarenPossibly Nándor Fettich, A honfoglaló magyarság fémm”uvessége / Die Metallkunst der landnehmenden Ungarn (Budapest: Magyar Történeti Múzeum, 1937). & Báránys Crown of Const.

Monomachos.Magda Barany-Oberschall, The Crown of the Emperor Constantine Monomachos (Budapest: Magyar Történeti Múzeum, 1937). P. 95 @ 25.20

3.13.8

 

1.IX. “

Phone Fiedler P. 13.46 @ 25

10.9

 

6. “ “

Exp. Vienna & Gablitz (Juritzky) Sch. 131.50 @ 26.25

5.0.2

 

7. “ “

Exp. Zurich, Fiedler, Sw. Fr. 24 @ 21.60

1.2.3

 

18.9. “

Cable Sta Barbara. Sw. Fr. 38.75 @ 21.60

1.6.8

 

25. “ “

“ BustrosElias (Elie) Bustros, an antiquities dealer in Beirut, Lebanon. beltBZ.1937.33. P. 18.77

“ “ “ “ WRT (Pers. Text.) 12.68

P. 31.45 @ 25

1.5.2

 

4.X. “

WRT (Pers. Text)BZ.1937.25. P. 18.75 @ 25

14.7

 

5.X. “

Anderson, Green to [?] (Lloyds) insurance EmpBZ.1937.23.

$670.05 @ 4.95

135.7.1

 

 

 

 

 

7.X. “

WRT for Burg’s Pers. TextileThis line and the following are crossed out; see letter of November 10, 1937.

75.0.0This line and the following are crossed out; see letter of November 10, 1937.

 

“ “

Advanced by RTThis line and the previous are crossed out; see letter of November 10, 1937.

 

23.10.9This line and the previous are crossed out; see letter of November 10, 1937.

 

Credit RWB*

51.9.3*For this credit, see letters of November 10, 1937; December 31, 1937; January 20, 1938 [2]; and February 1, 1938 [2].

_______

 

(493.2.1)*

 

 

 

(£493.2.1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

469.11.4*

 

 

 

469.11.4*

 

 

[* in pencil (including excisions) in the hand of Robert Woods Bliss]