Sir Henry Ellis to George Finlay, 19 Feb 1852

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/063
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 20 x 25 cm
Dates 19 February 1852
Scope and Content Sir Henry Ellis, Principal Librarian, to George Finlay, Athens. British Museum, 19 February 1852. Acknowledges George Finlay's gift to British Museum of 24 amphora-handles found in 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.