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Nikos Kavvadias Papers

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Kavvadías, Nikos 1910-1975

Nikos Kavvadias was a noted Greek poet who spent most of his life traveling the world as a wireless operator on ocean freighters.

The collection consists of selected papers of Kavvadias. Present are seventeen letters, notes, and a postcard (1949-1969) by Kavvadias to his editor, Athanasios Karavias. Some of the letters are postmarked from Ceylon, Aden, and Australia. Also included are seven autograph manuscripts of poems (three with titles in English), and copies of two other poems.

Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic fund.

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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Collection Inventory

Biography of Nikos Kavvadias, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Athanasio Karavias, 1940-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes, 1950-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Poetry in Greek, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Poetry in Greek with English Titles, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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