Commonplace book, 1829-1874

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/30
Level Item
Dimensions 16 X 40 cm
Dates January 1829-1874
Donor/Creator Finlay, George
Scope and Content Vellum covers, broken spine, paginated, pp. 1-63+ 1-67, bound.
Commonplace Book
Poetical quotations at one end, some handwritten; some cuttings pasted in; some loose sheets with George Finlay's jottings+ loose press cuttings.
Extracts at the other end, including newspaper cuttings, anecdotes, etc., and material relating to Bentham.
First entry date January 1829 and the last 1874.
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.