Beautiful & Special Letters

During Gezelle's lifetime there was no internet, telephone or television. His acquaintances took the time to write extensive letters or they sent quick reminders, telegrams, postcards and name cards. Some letters are very cryptical and can only be understood by friends. Among the letters there are also real visual gems due to the paper, the ink, all kinds of tiny drawings, the elegant handwriting or the graceful signatures. Sometimes Gezelle altered the words in the letters, he cut up the sheets or scribbled poetry on them. Have a look at some striking letters from the correspondence of the teachers of the College of Saint Louis.

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Stationery College of Saint Louis

Hendrik Rommel

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Powerful handwriting

Michael Joseph Buckley

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College of St. Louis visiting card

Cyriel Delaere

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Telegram

Hugo Verriest

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Drawing of Mary & Jesus

Hendrik De Badts

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New Year Verses

Guido Gezelle

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Postcard edited by Gezelle

Emiel Tillieux

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Pastel blue stationery

Leonard Nuttin

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Two correspondents

Lawrence Weale

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Mill Hill Letter

Pieter Benoit

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Mourning stationery.

Hugo Verriest

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Poetry on letter

Isidoor Fraeys

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Poetry & language notes

Emiel Tillieux

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Text continues on back side

Leonard De Bo

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Elegant stationery

Isidoor Fraeys

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Drawing of teacher

Victor Van Coillie

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Stationery with photos

Hendrik Rommel

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Geometric figure

Edward Van Robays

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Refined stationery

Isidoor Hemeryck

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Embossed weapon

Bruno Van Hove

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Refined staves

Hendrik De Badts

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