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Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, July 20, 1949

International Bank for

Reconstruction and DevelopmentThe International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), established in 1944, became operational in 1946 as the original institution of the World Bank Group. It was a cooperative organization of 188 member nations that originally promoted sustainable development and reconstruction to nations devastated by the Second World War. See letter of June 28, 1947.

Washington, D.C.This line is crossed out.

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 VII

20 July ‘49

Dear Robert,

The prospect held out—still rather vaguely—in your letter of July 6 has now been fulfilled. On my return from 5 days at Antigny, over the 14th of July, I hear from Bill that you and Mildred are arriving on August 10!

If you possibly can, would you be an angel, on receipt of this, send me a few lines giving me your plans, however uncertain they may still be. I may have a lot of travelling to do in the coming couple of months, and should like to arrange so as to be able to see as much of you as we can all manage.

à bientôt,“See you soon.” & much love to you both

R.T.