George Finlay to ?

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/12/003
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 22 x 33 cm
Donor/Creator Finlay, George
Scope and Content Letter from George Finlay on advantages of Salonica as a rail terminus for British communications with India [to 'Your Excellency', unnamed and undated] (16 sides foolscap).
Notes Greece was one of the last European countries to adopt the newer Gregorian calendar. For most of the nineteenth century, the Julian calendar was 12 days behind the Gregorian. British correspondents in the Finlay Collection tend to use the newer calendar. Letters with two dates 12 days apart, eg. 24 April / 6 May 1828, refer to both the Julian and Gregorian calendars.