Louisa Hay Kerr to George Finlay, 30 Oct 1850

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/053
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 13 x 21 cm
Dates 30 October 1850
Scope and Content Louisa Hay Kerr to George Finlay. In quarantine off Syra, 30 October 1850. Plans history on Greece since 1825. Anxious for publication of George Finlay's work on Trebizond. Regrets unable to visit Athens this winter.
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.