George Finlay to Sir Thomas Wyse, H. M. Minister Plenipotentiary in Greece, 16 Dec 1853

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/066
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 21 x 27 cm
Dates 16 December 1853
Scope and Content George Finlay to Sir Thomas Wyse, H.M. Minister Plenipotentiary in Greece. Athens, 16 December 1853. Sends copy of letter from Noel of Achmetaga in Euboea re Greek government complaint against N for violation of quarantine and custom-house regulations.
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.