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File 067 - Correspondence between Boris Ermoloff and John Thacher

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-03-067

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Correspondence between Boris Ermoloff and John Thacher

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  • August 1950 – May 1955 (Creation)

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1 folder

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Ermolov, Boris Nikolaevich (active 1910s-1950s)

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Boris Ermolov was an associate of Thomas Whittemore in the Committee for the Education of Russian Youth in Exile. The two met in Turkey during World War I and Ermolov emigrated to France around 1920. Ermolov was the Director and Chief Librarian of the American Byzantine Institute in Paris from 1930 to 1957. His brother is Dmitri Ermolov.

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Thacher, John (1904-1982)

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John Thacher was the first director of Dumbarton Oaks, from 1940 until 1969. He attended Yale University in 1927, and graduate work at Harvard and the Courtauld Institute in London. He was the Assistant to the Directors of the Fogg Art Museum prior to coming to Dumbarton Oaks, where he served as Executive Officer from 1940 to 1945, Acting Director from 1945-1946 and Director from 1946-1969.

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Relates to the future of the Byzantine Institute Library in Paris. Folder also includes the publication “Thomas Whittemore: Une peinture datée au Monastère de Saint-Antoine” by Alexandre Piankoff.

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Alexandre Piankoff, “Thomas Whittemore: Une peinture date au Monastère de Saint-Antoine,” Les Cahiers Coptes 7-8 (1954): 19-24.

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The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s

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Preferred citation: The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s, MS.BZ.004, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

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The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s

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Copyright for Byzantine Institute materials belong to Dumbarton Oaks. However, permission to publish materials created by other correspondents must be obtained from the copyright holder.

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  • Box: MS.BZ.004, Subgroup 01, Box 005