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Nikos Kavvadias Papers


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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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.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

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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