Letter from William M. Leake to Plato Petrides, 23 Sep

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/43/002
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 37 x 23 cm
Scope and Content William M. Leake, Thorpe, to P. Petrides. Friday morning, 23 September n.y. Remarks re topography of Peloponnese coast opposite Zante. Request for information about districts of Oleva and Nalla, and the villages of Mount Olovos and about a tablet found at Olympia which speaks of a people (the ΕΥΦΑΘΙΟΙ) who must have been a tribe.
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.