Notes on making of gunpowder

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/JF/22
Level Item
Dimensions 12 X 20 cm
Dates 1791-1801
Scope and Content Brown calf notebook with clasp, unpaginated, handwritten, bound. Mainly notes, accounts, and recommendations concerning making of gunpowder 1791-1801.
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.