Francis C. Penrose to George Finlay, 11 May 1857

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/083
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 11 x 18 cm
Dates 11 May 1857
Donor/Creator Penrose, Mr Francis Cranmer
Scope and Content Francis C. Penrose to George Finlay. Office: Cathedral Surveyor's Office, St. Pauls House, 23 Albany Street, N.W. London, 11 May 1857. To introduce Mr. W. Burges, architect of Memorial Church at Constantinople, who is visiting Athens. Travels of R. Church and P in the Morea.
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.