Draft letter by Cavafy to unknown recipient

GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS01-F17-SF003-0001 (947)
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GR-OF CA CA-SF02-S01-SS01-F17-SF003-0001 (947)
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Draft letter by Cavafy to unknown recipient
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[August 1891]
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42.5 x 34 cm

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Handwritten draft letter by Cavafy to an unknown recipient on Chios, on a ruled double sheet notepaper. Reference to the weather conditions on Chios as well as to common acquaintances of the two men. The poet describes in great detail festivities in Alexandria, on the occasion of 600th anniversary of the establishment of the Swiss Confederation, a fact that could date the draft letter to August (“Aug.” noted in pencil at top left of the first page and references to that month in the text) 1891. Reference to the summer social life of Alexandria as well as to a visit by a Greek warship (the “Ares”) to the city. Cancellations, abbreviations. Interpolated phrases in French. The end of the text is missing.

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Mainly Greek

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Writing in ink and pencil. Physical item wear: holes and tears. Watermark: Gouvernement Egyptien.

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PERSONAL PAPERS
Correspondence of C. P. Cavafy
Personal correspondence
Drafts and copies of C. P. Cavafy's letters
Drafts and copies of letters addressed to various recipients