1868 Journal, accounts and other notes

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/17
Level Item
Dimensions 10 X 16 cm
Dates 1868
Donor/Creator Finlay, George
Scope and Content Faded black cloth, bound, handwritten, '1868 Journal and accounts' (in George Finlay's hand) pasted on spine, paginated by George Finlay pp. 1-202.
Contents listed by George Finlay thus:
Journal: visit to Switzerland 4 April to 28 October 1868
Expenses of Journey Summary [of expenses]
Clothes purchases
Letters written [July, August, September 1868; copied into Letter Book]
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.