Professor John Stuart Blackie to George Finlay, 29 May 1857

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/084
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 13 x 21 cm
Dates 29 May 1857
Scope and Content Professor John Stuart Blackie to George Finlay. 29 May 1857. Criticism of Grote's History of Greece. Comments on ancient Greek history and philosophy. Criticism of previous narrow-minded outlook at Oxford though now slightly less so. Plans to visit Heidelberg. Comment on Bunsen.
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.