Letter by Stephen Schilizzi to Cavafy

GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS01-F18-SF002-0012 (1745)
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GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS01-F18-SF002-0012 (1745)
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Letter by Stephen Schilizzi to Cavafy
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19/3/1883
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19.7 x 25.4 cm

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Handwritten letter by Stephen Schilizzi to Cavafy on all sides of two bifolios, apart from the last page. It is a reply to a letter by the poet. Extensive commentary on people from their friendly circle as well as from the broader social and political circle of Alexandria and Egypt. Reference to the works of the Indemnity Commission and other current matters, such as the relocation of the seat of the Stock Exchange and the impression caused by the implementation of “electricity” in a public space as well as to entertainment habits, which reflect the mores of the time. Reference, among other things, to the British publications The Peterborough Advertiser; The Norfolk Chronicle [and Norwich Gazette]; [Louth and North] Lincolnshire Advertiser. Cancellations, emendations an additions; use of words and phrases in Greek, French and Latin. (Alexandria)

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Mainly English

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Plain paper. Black ink. Watermark: Imperial Treasury De La Rue. Physical item wear: oxidations.

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