Two letters from William M. Leake to Plato Petrides

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/43
Level Item
Dimensions 19 x 23 cm
Scope and Content Two letters, from archives of Kallas family of Corfu and presented by Pericles Kallas, 12 September 1949.
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.