Commonplace book

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/32
Level Item
Dimensions 12 X 20 cm
Donor/Creator Finlay, George
Scope and Content Rubbed green mottle boards, worn leather spine and corners, 'Journal' on spine, bound, paginated, pp. 1-223.
Commonplace Book
(As FIN/GF/A/31.)
Pasted on first leaf:
'Prize little things: nor think it ill / That men small things preserve.'
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.