Letterbook, Jan 1850-Dec 1866

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/03
Level Item
Dimensions 12 X 19 cm
Dates 27 January 1850 - 27 December 1866
Donor/Creator Finlay, George
Scope and Content Red leather, 'Letters' pasted on spine, bound, unpaginated +5 loose sheets: handwritten, printed cuttings giving postal rates pasted in, bound.
Letter Book 27 January 1850-27 December 1866.
List of letters dispatched by George Finlay with occasional brief note of contents (only drafts noted here).
Meteorological notes 2 December 1827-23 June 1869.

(1) George Finlay to Printer of Medieval Greece and Trebizond. Athens, [20 February 1851]. Instructions re printing of work.
(2) George Finlay to Messrs. Blackwood and Sons. Athens, 20 February 1851.
Wishes to keep cost of Medieval Greece and Trebizond to not more than 12s.
(3) George Finlay to G. Muir, 247 Strada Reale, Booking and Superintending Agent to H.M. Packets in the Mediterranean, Malta. 8 February 1851.
Re dispatch and payment for MSS. and books sent to James MacGregor.
(4) George Finlay to John Grant Esq., or Messrs. Peter Stuart and Co., Malta. Athens, 28 Feb­ ruary 1851.
Re dispatch of manuscripts and books to England.
(5) George Finlay to Messrs. Blackwood and Sons. 28 February 1851.
Re dispatch of MS. of Medieval Greece and Trebizond via Malta. Desires speedy publication.
(6) George Finlay to A. Maresecq, Paris. Athens, 22 February 1851. Refusal to pay sum demanded (in French).
(7) George Finlay to the Revd. R. Cattermole, Secretary of the Royal Society of Literature. Athens, 22 March 1851.
Expresses gratitude for his election as Honorary Member of the R.S. of Literature.
(8) George Finlay to Lord Palmerston, 4 Gloucester Square. 24 July 1851.
Expresses gratitude for P's support in his attempt to obtain justice from King of Greece.
(9) George Finlay to Clark. Athens, 27 September 1861.
Re terms of admission of English printed papers into Greece (loose).
(10) George Finlay to the Revd. G. Phillips, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, President of Queens' College. Athens, 17 May 1862.
Expresses gratitude for the honorary degree of LL.D. conferred by University; regrets impossibility of receiving this in person.
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.