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GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS02-F19-0021 (942)
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Draft letter by C. P. Cavafy [to John Cavafy]
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Handwritten draft letter by Cavafy on both sides of a ruled sheet and on the recto of a second sheet. The recipient (most likely the poet’s brother, John) is in Cairo. Cavafy describes his everyday life and refers to the publication of three poems of his in a annual publication of Alexandria. Social news. Abbreviations, cancellations and emendations.
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Writing in ink. Watermark: Gouvernement Egyptien.
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On the basis of the context, it is deduced that the letter is addressed to John Cavafy; it should be dated to late 1898 or early 1899, on the basis of a reference to the publication of poems by Cavafy, in the Aigyptiakon Imerologion 1899 of Drakopoulos (pub. 1898).
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