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Leaf, Walter (1852–1927), banker and classical scholar

William C. Lubenow

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/34454

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Leaf, Walter (1852–1927), banker and classical scholar, was born at Gibson's Hill, Norwood, Surrey, on 26 November 1852. Small, short-sighted, and frail as a child, Leaf's education, friends, and work in the City transformed him into a curious, sceptical, and bold man of affairs. His father, ...

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Subjects: Banking ; Education ; Classical Studies

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