Col. William Mure to George Finlay, 20 Nov 1849

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/049
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 11 x 17 cm
Dates 20 November 1849
Scope and Content Col. William Mure to George Finlay. 20 November 1849. Introducing Mr. Allan Gilmour who is visiting Athens.
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.