Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, January 21, 1939

21.I.39

Geneva

Dear Robert.

I am sending you enclosed a statement of you ac/ as at 31.XII.’38, from which it emerges that I have £522.10.11 of yours in hand.

Would you kindly let me know if you are in agreement with it?

Nothing to report since I last wrote. I hope to hear from MakridyTheodore Makridy (Macridy) (1872–1940), a Turkish archaeologist and curator who was the founding director of the Benaki Museum in Athens (1931–1940); he was the former keeper (1872–1931) of the Greek and Byzantine department and the assistant director (1925–1930) of the Istanbul Archaeological Museum. about the Gabriel.Wing of a triptych with the Archangel Gabriel and the bust of Saint Paul, tenth century, ivory, Benaki Museum, Athens, inv. no. 10399. The ivory was donated to the Benaki Museum in 1939 by Stephanos and Penelope Delta. Reportedly, it was acquired from someone named Tozakoglu. See Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections (Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Benaki Museum, 2013), 158–59, no. 76. <add photo>

Yrs

R. T.

R. T in ac/ with RWB

 

 

Cr. £

D.

As per ac/ rendered 21.VI.38

 

38.18.6

 

1 July ‘38

Received fr. RWB

 

600.0.0

4 “ “

Cable RWB Sw. Fr. 17.40

16.3

 

7–8 Aug. “

Geneva to Paris & return to see KhawamKhawam Brothers, an antiquities business that was founded in Cairo in 1862 by Sélim Khawam. goldBZ.1938.64–65, BZ.1938.66, and BZ.1938.67.

8.9.3

 

 

Cable RWB

1.2.10

 

15 “ “

Zurich, packing & shipping MAD,BZ.1938.62. Sw. Fr. 202

9.7.0

 

15 “ “

Cable RWB

9.6

 

24 Sept. “

“ “

1.4.7

 

4 Oct. “

“ “

18.10

 

6 “ “

“ “

1.17.4

 

6 “ “

Kaleb

3.2

 

6 “ “

Received fr. RWB

 

1.200.0.0

10 “ “

Janny,This person or company has not been identified. étuis Fr. 760

4.5.4

 

11 “ “

Kalebdjian, KhawamKhawam Brothers, an antiquities business that was founded in Cairo in 1862 by Sélim Khawam. necklace,BZ.1938.69. 2nd lot

1,100.0.0

 

21 “ “

Kalebdjian, difference between £1100 remitted

To Kaleb for first Khawam lotBZ.1938.64–65, BZ.1938.66, and BZ.1938.67. and £1200 recd

From RWB for that purpose (agreed price)

100.0.0

 

13 “ “

Janny,This person or company has not been identified. etui 450 fr

2.10.4

 

17 Nov “

Wire LandauNicolas Landau (1887–1979), an antiquities dealer known as “Le prince des antiquaires.” Born in Varsovia, he studied law in Paris before becoming an antiquities dealer in New York and then in Paris, where he had a business on the rue de Duras. Sw. Fr. 15.30

14.7

 

22 “ “

Cable RWB “ “ 38.85

1.17.3

 

23 “ “

“ “ “ “ 26.40

1.3.10

 

12 Dec

de la Rancheraye,De La Rancheraye et Cie., a shipping company in Paris. insurance & shipping Madrid

Gabriel ivoryWing of a triptych with the Archangel Gabriel and the bust of Saint Paul, tenth century, ivory, Benaki Museum, Athens, inv. no. 10399. The ivory was donated to the Benaki Museum in 1939 by Stephanos and Penelope Delta. Reportedly, it was acquired from someone named Tozakoglu. See Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections (Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Benaki Museum, 2013), 158–59, no. 76. Fr. Fr. 235.50

1.6.7

 

20 “

Lunch & taxi Fiedler Sw Fr. 19

18.3

 

27 “

Cable RWB Fr. Fr. 211.30

1.3.8

 

31 Dec 38

R. T. in hand

522.10.11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________

__________

 

 

1,800.0.0

1,800.0.0

Royall Tyler

20.I.39

 
Associated People: Hermann Fiedler
Associated Things: Kalebdjian Frères