Commission for First Lieutenant

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/JF/23/06
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 28 x 44 cm
Dates 12 June 1790
Scope and Content 12 June 1790. First Lieutenant in the Corps of Royal Engineers.
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.