Charles Thomas Newton to George Finlay, 3 Apr 1855

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/075
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 22 x 27 cm
Dates 3 April 1855
Donor/Creator Newton, Charles Thomas
Scope and Content Charles Thomas Newton to George Finlay. Mytilene, 3 April 1855. Acknowledges receipt of new volume of George Finlay's Byzantine History and comments on this. N's excavations at Calymnos; discovery of a bronze group; invites Finlays to visit him. With an old paper enclosure.
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.