“Genealogical Gossip or…”

GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S02-F25-SF002-0002 (1136)
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REFERENCE CODE:
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GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S02-F25-SF002-0002 (1136)
TITLE:
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“Genealogical Gossip or…”
DATE(S):
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15/4/1883, 1891
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21 x 18.5 cm

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Handwritten text on seven sheets and one piece of paper. On the recto of the first sheet, the title “Genealogical Gossip or Various bits of the History of our Father’s & Mother’s family thrown together” as well as the indication “5 May ’83”, in pencil. Blank verso. Sheets 2-6 are written on both sides. At the bottom of the verso of the sixth sheet, the poet’s signature, the date and the place: “Constantine Cavafy / 15 April 1883 / Yenikeuy (Constantinople) / At Mons. G. Fotiadis villa”. “Addenda to Genealogical Gossip” ” on the recto of the seventh sheet. On the piece of paper, notes, most likely by John Cavafy, on the family branch in London and in Liverpool. It should be dated to a period postdating the rest of the text, as the latest year recorded is 1891. The text refers to all that the poet heard and learned in Istanbul from his grandfather George Fotiadis and from his aunt Roxandra Plessou, his father’s sister, regarding the ancestors of the Cavafy and Fotiadis families.

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English

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Writing in ink. Physical item wear: oxidations.

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