George Finlay to Alexander S. Finlay M. P., 19 Nov 1857

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/088
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 21 x 27 cm
Dates 19 November 1857
Donor/Creator Finlay, George
Scope and Content George Finlay to Alexander S. Finlay, M.P., Castle Toward, Argyllshire. Athens, 19 November 1857. 'Carbon' copy of a letter to his cousin A.S.F. entitled 'On the principle of the permanent domination of Great Britain in the Indian empire'.
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.