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Correspondence from Thomas Whittemore to Seth Gano

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-01-005
  • File
  • 1932

Reports on his stay in Ankara for the "Historical Congress". Important evidence of Whittemore’s relationship with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the beginning of the conservation and restoration projects executed by the Byzantine Institute.

Whittemore, Thomas

Gregory, Richard A., "Notes taken at St. Sophia"

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-02-01-02-142
  • File
  • 1937

Descriptions of work conducted in the soffit of the apse arch (e.g. sample of oxidization found under the gold tesserae in the robe of the Archangel located in the south side of the soffit of the apse arch). The season continued on May 2, 1938. ...

Gregory, Richard A.

Duplicate photographs of Kariye Camii, Istanbul, Turkey

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-03-01-26-2011-004/005/006/007/008
  • File

Interior views; doors; marble revetment, sculpture, brick details, domes, mosaics, wall paintings, and tombs during restoration and cleaning; excavations under the apse; Thomas Whittemore and other workers during restoration; floor plan sketches; ...

Photographs, ca. 1910s-1930s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.017-03
  • Series
  • 1910 - 1939

Contains black and white photographs from the 1910s through the 1930s that document fieldwork projects in Egypt and Bulgaria.

Byzantine Institute, Inc.

“SPECIMENS: GLASS”

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-061
  • File

Contains correspondence with individuals at Corning Glass Incorporated about the analysis of samples of mosaic cubes sent by Van Nice. Folder also includes clippings and a copy of the report “Byzantine Tessellae: Thoughts for Professor Whittemore’...

Morris, Frederick K. (Frederick Kuhne)

Lye, Albert H., "Note-Book No. IV"

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-02-01-02-053
  • File
  • 1933

Relates to a second interview between Thomas Whittemore and the Turkish authorities

Lye, Albert H.

Duplicate photographs of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-03-01-26-2011-001/002/003
  • File

Exterior views; interior views of the nave, narthex, gallery, and the room over the vestibule; Thomas Whittemore examining roof and bricks details; baptistery; marble revetment and door details before and after cleaning; mosaics in the vestibule, ...

Bulgaria, ca. 1920s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.017-02
  • Series
  • 1920 - 1929

Contains research and bibliographic materials, translations and transcriptions of articles, ground plans, drafts of preliminary reports, correspondence, and watercolor paintings. These items document the excavations and studies of frescoes and ar...

Whittemore, Thomas

Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1920s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.017-04-01
  • Subseries
  • 1920 - 1929

The oversize rubbings and tracings contained in these folders were reproduced by Alexandre Piankoff in several articles published after Thomas Whittemore’s death in 1950 in Les Cahiers Coptes and the Bulletin de la Société d’Archéologie Copte. Acc...

Whittemore, Thomas

General Correspondence, December 1947-December 1950

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-051
  • File
  • 1947 - 1950

Contains correspondence with colleagues and friends, as well as with universities regarding talks given by Van Nice. Topics include Thomas Whittemore’s death and funeral.

Van Nice, Robert L.

Correspondence with Boris Ermoloff

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-01-013
  • File
  • 1939 - 1940

Correspondence regarding a copy of a bibliography on the history of Bulgarian art since 1930 and an article by Nikodim Kondakov. Also includes a draft of Tomas Whittemore's foreword for the inaugural volume of the "The Bulletin of the Byzantine In...

Whittemore, Thomas

Egypt, ca. early 1910s-early 1930s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.017-01
  • Series
  • 1910 - 1933

Divided into 3 subseries and contains research and bibliographic materials, transcriptions, ground plans, drafts of preliminary reports, publication materials, and correspondence. Contents also include the research materials and notes of Alexandr...

Egypt Exploration Society

Thomas Whittemore Papers, ca. 1875-1966

  • MS.BZ.013
  • Collection
  • 1875 - 1966

The bulk of the collection consists of Thomas Whittemore’s teaching materials, correspondence, printed materials (e.g., books, playbills, and pamphlets), and photographs, which were created between the late 1800s and 1950s. The items are related ...

Whittemore, Thomas

Notes and correspondence

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-02-01-01-018
  • File
  • 1930 - 1939

Includes correspondence between J. L. Capes and Thomas Whittemore regarding James Burton's notes, March 12, 1932

Whittemore, Thomas

Correspondence from Dimitri V. Ismailovitch to Thomas Whittemore

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-01-001
  • File
  • 1926

Relates to Ismailovitch’s painted copy of the mosaic panel of Theodore Metochites before Christ in Kariye Camii. Folder also contains 4 photographs of restored frescoes by Ismailovitch.

Ismailovitch, Dimitri V.

Correspondence with Thomas Whittemore

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-02-015
  • File
  • 1940 - 1950

Includes a copy of a letter from Ismet Inönü, second President of Turkey (1938-1950)

Inonu, Ismet

Correspondence between Edward W. Forbes and Boris Ermoloff

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-03-063
  • File
  • 1950 - 1958

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.

Forbes, Edward W. (Edward Waldo)

A. F. [Albert Friend], Correspondence and notes

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-02-02-03-324
  • File
  • 1930 - 1939

Includes reports and notes about the mosaic of the Virgin and the arch of the apse in Hagia Sophia. Folder also includes letters from A.F. to Thomas Whittemore.

Friend, Albert Mathias, Jr.

"Interior", Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-03-02-01-496
  • File
  • 1934 - 1954

Photographs from Sebah & Joaillier and the Byzantine Institute with descriptions. Includes one photograph of Thomas Whittemore and the Byzantine Institute staff.

Byzantine Institute, Inc.

"Narthex, 1932", Hagia Sophia

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-03-02-02-507
  • File
  • 1932

Includes a photograph of Thomas Whittemore and the Byzantine Institute fieldworkers

Osireion at Abydos and General Abydos, Egypt, ca. 1910s-early 1930s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.017-01-01
  • Subseries
  • 1910 - 1933

Contains materials related to Egypt Exploration Society excavations at Abydos during the 1910s to the early 1930s. Whittemore was the American Representative to the EES excavations between 1911-1914; he also visited the site during the 1920s and e...

Whittemore, Thomas

Oversize Rubbings and Drawings, ca. 1920s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.017-04
  • Series
  • 1920 - 1929

Contains oversize rubbings, drawings, and maps related to Thomas Whittemore’s archaeological activities in Egypt. The drawings and rubbings were executed on a variety of paper types, including drafting cloth, tracing paper, and grid paper. Materi...

Piankoff, Alexandre

Hagia Sophia Project, December 1957-December 1958

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-113/114
  • File
  • 1957 - 1958

Contains general correspondence about the project, as well as expense reports. Topics include the “discovery” of the Alexander mosaic in Hagia Sophia by Van Nice. Folder also includes correspondence with the School of Architecture at the Universit...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Architectural Notes on “SYMBOLISM (of Measurements)”

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-011
  • File

Contains a letter from a music theorist about Hagia Sophia’s construction being harmonically related to a piece of music she was studying. Folder also includes an excerpt from Le Corbusier’s book, THE MODULOR: A Harmonious Measure to the Human Sca...

“OTHER PROJECTS"

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-080/081/082
  • File

Contains correspondence regarding historical accounts written by visitors to Hagia Sophia in previous centuries. These folders also may contain references to other Byzantine Institute fieldwork projects, such as drawings of Kariye Camii, Hagia Eir...