Sir Stratford Canning to George Finlay, 20 Jan 1852

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/062
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 12 x 18 cm
Dates 20 January 1852
Scope and Content Sir Stratford Canning to George Finlay, Athens. Constantinople, 20 January 1852. Expresses gratitude for gift of George Finlay's History of Greece.
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.