Miscellaneous cuttings and letters

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/05
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Scope and Content Miscellaneous paper cuttings and letters found loose in leaves of bound volumes of newspapers now in keeping of the Gennadion Library in Athens [cuttings and letters handed back to this collection January 1958]. FIN/GF/B/05/2-14 are mostly on Greek politics and Greek loan.
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.