Col. William Mure to George Finlay, 19 Apr 1853

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/065
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 11 x 18 cm
Dates 19 April 1853
Scope and Content Col. William Mure to George Finlay. Burlington Hotel, London, 19 April 1853. Introducing Professor Blackie of University of Edinburgh.
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.