Account of a visit to Egypt, 1845

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/12/005
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 22 x 18 cm
Dates 1845
Donor/Creator Finlay, George
Scope and Content 'Personal notes and general reflections'. An account of a visit in 1845 to Cairo and Mehemet Ali and to Upper Egypt.
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.