George Finlay to Sir Thomas Wyse, 25 Feb 1857

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/082
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 21 x 26 cm
Dates 25 February 1857
Scope and Content George Finlay to Sir Thomas Wyse. Athens, 25 February 1857. Requests similar postal arrangements for printed papers sent from England to Greece as between England and Turkey.
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.