Tyler, Elisina, 1878-1959
- Existence: 1878 - 1959
Elisina was born Elisina Palamidessi de Castelvecchio on March 18, 1878, the daughter of Francesco Palamidessi and Contessa Joséphine de Castelvecchio. She was the great-great-granddaughter of Napoleon's brother Louis. Because of her family connection, she occasionally employed the title "countess," although, in fact, her mother’s title was not hereditary.
She married Grant Richards in England in 1898, and they resided on Great Marlborough Street and at 36 Roland Gardens in London. She also owned a property, Caerleon Cottage, in western Cornwall at Ruan Minor, a small village on the Lizard Peninsula. She had four children with Grant Richards: Gioia Vivian Mary Elisina (1900–1969), Gerard Franklin (1901–1916), Charles Geoffrey ("Carlos") (1902–1959), and Geoffrey Herbert (1906–1983).
In 1909, she left her family to live with Royall Tyler, with whom she had a child, William Royall Tyler, on October 17, 1910. She married Royall Tyler on November 26, 1914, after her divorce from Grant Richards on April 24, 1914.
Elisina Tyler and her husband, Royall acquired Antigny-le-Château, near Arnay-le-Duc, in 1923. Elisina Tyler was the executor of the French will and estate of Edith Wharton, inheriting Sainte-Claire du Château, Hyères, France from her. It was there where she died in 1959.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 3203 S. Street, Washington, D.C., June 18, 1938
Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, c/o Dewey Riddle, Sunlight Valley, via Cody, Wyoming, August 22, 1938
Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., March 14, 1938
Nine page handwritten and signed letter on Dumbarton Oaks letterhead from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand (Trix) discusses the death and funeral service of William Gray, Garden Superintendent of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden. Mildred Bliss shares guests who will be visiting and ongoing diplomatic activities.
Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand (Trix).