James Clyde to George Finlay, 10 Feb 1854

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/067
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 10 x 14 cm
Dates 10 February 1854
Scope and Content James Clyde to George Finlay. Ancona, 10 February 1854. C's experiences in Italy where he was suspect to papal and Austrian authorities by reason of rusty black garments and fiery beard and was taken for either a missonary or a Mazzinist. Returns to Scotland shortly.
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.