Diary notes by C. P. Cavafy

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GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S02-F24-0005 (472)
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Diary notes by C. P. Cavafy
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[1898?]
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22.7 x 18 cm

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Series of handwritten notes referring mostly to the poet’s mother, Charikleia Cavafy, in two parts. The first includes 28 loose sheets cut in various sizes, 16 of which are written on both sides. Chronological indications (1896-1898) in the text. The second part is entitled “St[ate] of h[er] ’98 disease” and comprises 4 cut sheets of paper of various sizes. Events relating to Cavafy’s mother’s illness are recorded in one section. The text continues to the recto of the last sheet; all pages are numbered (1-7). Cancellations and emendations in both parts as well as abbreviations in parts of the text.

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Mainly Greek

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Notepaper and plain paper. Black ink; black and blue pencil. Watermark: Gouvernement Egyptien. Physical item wear: oxidations; small holes in various sheets; tears in various parts of the paper; a small piece of a sheet has been cut off.

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The title “State of her ’98 disease” refers in its full form to a handwritten contemporary note on a paper accompanying the item within the folder. 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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