Diploma from University of Athens

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/21/027
Dates 25 June 1856
Scope and Content Diploma of recognition from the University of Athens (25 June 1856).
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.