George Finlay to Charles Thomas Newton, 4 Oct 1842

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/064
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 20 x 24 cm
Dates 4 October 1842
Donor/Creator Newton, Charles Thomas
Scope and Content George Finlay to Charles Thomas Newton. Athens, 4 October 1842. Details on excavations by Beulé of the Ecole Française at the entrance of the Propylea. Thiersch's excavations at temple of Athena Polias. Thiersch's views on Greek need for oxen from Asia Minor and for agricultural development rather than salaries and uniforms for officials and generals.
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.