John Finlay's Burgess ticket of Glasgow

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/21/016
Dates 3 July 1778
Scope and Content Lieut. John Finlay - his Burgess Ticket of Glasgow (3 July 1778).
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.