Diploma of LL.D. Edinburgh, 1854

Department Archive
Collection George Finlay Papers
Reference No. FIN/GF/A/22
Level Item
Dimensions 43 cm
Dates 6 May 1854
Scope and Content Long black circular tin case. Black tin case containing diploma conferring LL.D. Edinburgh on George Finlay 6 May 1854. In the cap of the cylinder is a red seal, that has subsequently broken into fragments. Around the edges of the seal reads "sigillum com.universit.edinb.sive coll.jac.vi.scot.reg". The diploma has blue ribbon attached to the bottom of it, part of which has torn off.
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.