Jessie Finlay Cobbe to George Finlay, 24 Nov 1857

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/B/06/090
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 11 x 18 cm
Dates 24 November 1857
Scope and Content Jessie Finlay Cobbe to George Finlay. Newbridge House, Malahide, Co. Dublin, 24 November 1857. Introduces her cousin Miss [F: P.] Cobbe who intends to visit Athens.
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.