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File 063 - Correspondence between Edward W. Forbes and Boris Ermoloff

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-03-063

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Correspondence between Edward W. Forbes and Boris Ermoloff

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  • July 1950 – November 1958 (Creation)

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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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Forbes, Edward W. (Edward Waldo) (1873–1969)

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Edward Waldo Forbes was born in 1873 on Naushon Island, an island in Massachusetts owned by his family. He attended Harvard and was made the director of the Fogg Art Museum 1909, retiring in 1944. He served on the board of trustees for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for sixty years, and was a contributor to the Byzantine Institute fund. He was married to Margaret Laighton.

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Relates to Thomas Whittemore’s biography and future plans for the Byzantine Institute Library in Paris. Also includes a photograph of Boris Ermoloff given to Edward W. Forbes and other photographs of Byzantine objects and paintings.

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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