William George Clark to George Finlay, 3 May 1855

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/076
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 13 x 21 cm
Dates 3 May 1855
Scope and Content William George Clark to George Finlay. Trinity College, Cambridge, 3 May 1855. Wishes to know whether a MS. of the Gospels of 480 has been found in Athens. Hopes to visit Greece again. Is publishing book on the Peloponnese. British politics.
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.