Funeral Orations for General Sir Richard Church

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/41
Level Item
Dimensions 18 x 25 cm
Dates 27 March 1873
Scope and Content Printed pamphlet, pp. 1-27.
Funeral Orations pronounced at the Greek cemetery of Athens on 15/27 March 1873, over the tomb of the late General Sir Richard Church by the Hon. P. Chalkiopoulos, Minister of Justice, and Mr John Gennadius, Secretary of the Legation. Athens, Press of the Journal of Debates, 1873.
[Chalkiopoulos's oration was pronounced in Greek but is given here in an English translation by Gennadius.]
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.