Sir Edmund Lyons to George Finlay, 16 Dec 1843

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/05/006
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 11 x 18 cm
Dates 16 December 1843
Scope and Content Sir Edmund Lyons to George Finlay. Athens, 16 December 1843
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.