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Letter from Trymithountos Spiridon, the Bishop of Trymithountos, 1960 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018I/6

Scope and Contents

160 x 232 mm. Photographic copy of a letter (in Greek) written in the aftermath of Ottoman reprisals against Greek Cypriots for their support for the Greek War of Independence. The letter is probably dated 5 December 1821 and bears the stamp of Trymithountos Spiridon, the Bishop of Trymithountos, who had escaped the executions of prominent Greek Cypriot religious and social figures and fled to Europe. It seeks to mobilise European support for alleviating the sufferings of the Greek Cypriot people.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1970


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Biographical / Historical

Photographer unknown.

Language of Materials

Greek, Modern (1453-)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

good condition.

Physical Description


Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..



Finding aid date

2003-05-19 11:44:38+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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