Press cuttings and letters refuting Kirkham Finlay's existence

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/39
Level Item
Dimensions 22 x 28 cm
Dates 10 August 1918 - 30 September 1918
Donor/Creator Wace, Mr Alan John Bayard
Scope and Content Blue paper folder.
Press cuttings from Glasgow Herald, 10 August 1918 and 17 August 1918, and two letters from Alan Wace, 1 September 1918 and 30 September 1918. Wace refers to his letter of 8 August 1918 in The Times Literary Supplement proposing to delete Kirkman Finlay philhellene from the Dictionary of National Biography.
See FIN/A/38 [Q. 9.23] sermon on death of Kirkman Finlay of Castle Toward.
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.