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Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss to Royall Tyler, October 3, 1938 [2]

Postal Telegraph [draft]

3.X.38

Tyler, Nations, Geneva.

Cabling your London bank 1200British pounds. for Kaleb.BZ.1938.68. Agree must have KhawamKhawam Brothers, an antiquities business that was founded in Cairo in 1862 by Sélim Khawam. BZ.1938.69. but think purchase at excessive price asked bad precedent. Offer 1000 cash. Will only increase under duress. Writing about Makridy.These rings have not been identified. See letter of September 23, 1938. Theodore Makridy (Macridy) (1872–1940), a Turkish archaeologist and curator who was the founding director of the Benaki Museum in Athens (1931–1940) as well as the former keeper (1872–1931) of the Greek and Byzantine department and the assistant director (1925–1930) of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum.

 
Associated Things: Kalebdjian Frères
Associated Artworks: BZ.1938.68; BZ.1938.69