George Grote to George Finlay, 23 Nov 1854

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/073
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 11 x 18 cm
Dates 23 November 1854
Scope and Content George Grote to George Finlay. 12 Saville Row, London, 23 November 1854. To introduce his friend John Stuart Mill who is to visit 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.