George Finlay to Professot Cornelius Conway Felton, 20 Nov 1855

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/079
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 20 x 25 cm
Dates 20 November 1855
Scope and Content George Finlay to Professor Cornelius Conway Felton, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Athens, 20 November 1855. Criticism of Lord Carlyle's diary. King Otho's extravagant household expenditure. Progress of George Finlay's History of Greece. Weakness of Otho's character and government; Greek loss of ground in east Mediterranean.
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.