Edward Masson to George Finlay, 4 Jul 1851

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/057
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 12 x 18 cm
Dates 4 July 1851
Scope and Content Edward Masson to George Finlay. Holywood by Belfast, 4 July 1851. Invitation to stay before returning to Greece. Local news. Is preparing for press his Horae Hellenicae or Elements of Greek Dialectology, Ancient and Modern.
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.