Professor John Stuart Blackie to George Finlay, 6 Mar 1855

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/074
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 13 x 20 cm
Dates 6 March 1855
Scope and Content Professor John Stuart Blackie to George Finlay. 43 Castle St., Edinburgh, 6 March 1855. Re copies of Clyde's book, with cuttings of letter on 'too bookish character' of modern education by Blackie to The Times, 5 April 1858.
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.