An American archaeologist and Byzantine scholar. He was director of the Byzantine Institute of America, which published the of Walter Ewing Crum (Boston, 1950). From 1911 to 1926 he was the American representative of the Exploration Society and excavated in Egypt.

From 1930 to 1931 he led an archaeological expedition to the of and Saint in the Eastern Desert. All its material (notes, copies of the and inscriptions, photos) is unpublished.


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