6 miscellaneous cuttings

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/49
Dimensions 29 x 62 cm
Dates 1854-1858
Scope and Content 6 cuttings on British Columbia, Palestine, Jerusalem and Istanbul. The Times and other newspapers. 1854-1858. Probably found loose in one of George Finlay's books.
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.