Letter by Stephen Schilizzi to Cavafy

GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS01-F18-SF002-0016 (1747)
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GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS01-F18-SF002-0016 (1747)
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Letter by Stephen Schilizzi to Cavafy
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3/7/1883
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24 x 39.5 cm

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Handwritten letter by Stephen Schilizzi to Cavafy on all sides of a bifolio. It is a reply to a letter dated 25 June. Extensive commentary on the cholera epidemic that has broken out in Egypt and record of deaths due to the disease. Description of an honorary event attended by the Khedive. Reference to the matter of Cavafy’s eyesight as well as to a distinction awarded to a member of his family. Cancellations; use of French and Greek words and phrases in the flow of written discourse. (Alexandria)

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Mainly English

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Letterhead: The Commercial Bank of Alexandria, Limited. Black ink. Physical item wear: oxidations; small holes; tears in the sheet.

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Regarding the distinction mentioned as awarded to Paul (medal of the Order of the Medjidie), this is probably an error on the part of the author, as in the family Genealogy the recipient appears to be Peter John Cavafy Πέτρος Ιωάννης Καβάφης (junior) (1883 and 1886).

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PERSONAL PAPERS
Correspondence of C. P. Cavafy
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Incoming correspondence by Mike Ralli, John Rodocanachi, Stephen Schilizzi