“T[he] last D[ays] 1899”

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GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S02-F24-0006 (473)
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“T[he] last D[ays] 1899”
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[1899?]
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34 x 21.6 cm

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Series of handwritten notes referring mostly to the poet’s mother, Charikleia (Fotiadi) Cavafy, in two parts. The first includes three loose sheets folded in bifolios; they are written on both sides and enclosed in a folded sheet entitled “T. Last D. 1899”. Pages 2-7 are numbered. The notes pertain to the last days of Charikleia Cavafy – the narration starts on 15 January 1899. The second part includes seven loose sheets of various sizes, written both on the recto and the verso, with one page number (4) marked. The content has the same subject, however it follows an inverse narrative sequence, starting on 3 February and ending on 27 January 1899. Both texts abbreviated. Cancellations and emendations.

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Mainly Greek

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Notepaper and plain paper of various sizes. Black ink and pencil. Watermark: Gouvernement Egyptien. Physical item wear: oxidations; small holes in several sheets.

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For the transcription of the abbreviations of the text, see Michalis Pieris, “C. P. Cavafy [Simeiomata gia ta teleftaia chronia kai tin arrostia tis Charikeias Cavafy] (1899)”, Molyvdokondylopelekitis 3, Athens 1991.

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