Letter from National Library to George Finlay, 21 Mar 1870

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/24/005
Level Sub-item
Dimensions 41 x 30 cm
Dates 21 March 1870
Donor/Creator National Library of Greece
National Library of Greece
Scope and Content Letter from the Ephor of the National Library and the Numismatic Museum of Greece thanking George Finlay for copy of B. Brue's journal on the campaign of Ali Pacha (Athens 21 March 1870) (in Greek).
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.