Letter from William M. Leake to Plato Petrides, 4 Feb

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/43/001
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 37 x 23 cm
Scope and Content William M. Leake to Plato Petrides, 54 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, London. 4 February n.y. Sends P a copy of his reply in Classical Journal to the Revd. Blomfield's criticism of his book in Quarterly Review. Request for geographical information on Corfu, Paxos, and Ste Maura. L's remarks on Korais and problems of modern Greek.
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.