Diploma of Society of Natural History

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/21/020
Dates 1 April 1836
Scope and Content Diploma of the Society of Natural History (in Greek) (1 April 1836).
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.