Notice of Croix d'Or

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/24/003
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 29 x 40 cm
Dates 15 June 1837
Scope and Content Notice of award of Croix d'Or for services rendered to Greece 'en votre qualité de Philhellène' by the King (Athens 3/15 June 1837) (in French).
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.