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Robert Woods Bliss to Royall Tyler, February 3, 1950

February 3, 1950

Royall Tyler, Esquire

67 Rue de Lille67 rue de Lille, the former Hôtel Duret, constructed in 1872–1874 by David de Pénanrun. Beginning in January 1949, the building served as the Parisian headquarters of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Paris.

Dear Royall,

Your letter of January 30 arrived this morning and I am delighted to have it before writing you, as I had intended to do today. I only returned from New York last night, where I went the day after I had luncheon with Dean Acheson.Dean Gooderham Acheson (1893–1971), an American statesman and lawyer who was secretary of state from 1949 to 1953. The enclosed copy of a letterThe whereabouts of this copy is unknown. to David BruceDavid Kirkpatrick Este Bruce (1898–1977), an American diplomat and politician who served as the U.S. ambassador to France between 1949 and 1952. will tell you what it was about! I shall seek an early opportunity to talk, either in person or by telephone, with Allen Dulles and ask him also to follow up my talk.

Like you, I do not think I know “Jim” Barker.James Madison Barker (1886–1974), an American banker and business executive. I do not find his name in the State Department list, but he is doubtless connected with the International Bank. I will try to get some “dope” on his mission.

Mildred and I are delighted to know that you had a little vacation and rest in the sun. You certainly deserve it.

With much love, and affectionate messages to Elisina.

Yours ever,

[unsigned]

c.c. Letter to Amb. Bruce.David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce (1898–1977), an American diplomat and politician who served as the U.S. ambassador to France between 1949 and 1952.

 
Associated People: Allen Dulles
Associated Places: Paris (France)