John Stuart Blackie to George Finlay, 17 May 1856

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/080
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 11 x 18 cm
Dates 17 May 1856
Scope and Content John Stuart Blackie to George Finlay. Edinburgh, 17 May 1856. Discusses recent work on philosophy; criticizes effect of Locke on English thought. Comments on George Finlay's Greek history.
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.