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File 093 - Correspondence between Ward M. Canaday and John Thacher

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-04-093

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Correspondence between Ward M. Canaday and John Thacher

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  • January 1952 – February 1960 (Creation)

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Canaday, Ward Murphey (1885-1976)

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Ward Murphey Canaday was born in Indiana and attended Harvard. He began working for Willys-Overland Motors, Inc. in 1916, and spent most of the next fifty years with the company, eventually becoming Chairman of the Board and President. He was responsible for providing transportation for the Byzantine Institute in Turkey, and was a member of the Institute in the 1950s. He was married to Mariam Louise Coffin and had two children.

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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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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 006