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Barff, Samuel (1793?–1880), philhellene and banker, was probably born in England. In 1816 he established himself in Zante, Greece, where he became an important merchant and banker. He died there on 23 September 1880. He was probably married.

Barff's part in the struggle for Greek independence is evidenced in the papers of contemporary philhellenes such as ...

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Browne, Lyde (d. 1787), antiquary and banker, had one of the largest collections of classical antique objects in the eighteenth century. Well known to contemporaries, he is historically significant because his collection constitutes the major part of the collections of classical sculpture in both the ...

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See Cape, William Timothy

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Edward Clodd (1840–1930) by Emil Otto Hoppé, c. 1909 by permission of the E. O. Hoppé Trust, Curatorial Assistance, Inc., Los Angeles; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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E. S. P. Haynes

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Clodd, Edward (1840–1930), banker and popular anthropologist, was born at Queen Street, Margate, Kent, on 1 July 1840, the eldest child of Edward Clodd and his wife, Susan Parker. Of his six brothers and sisters four died in infancy and two did not survive childhood. His father was a ...

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Farley, James Lewis (1823–1885), banker and writer on the Middle East, only son of Thomas Farley of Meiltran, co. Cavan, was born at Dublin on 9 September 1823. He was destined for the legal profession, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin. His attention, however, was early directed to ...

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Gray, (Edward) William (1786–1860), banker and topographer, was born in Newbury, Berkshire, on 28 October 1786, the youngest son and ninth child in the family of eight sons and four daughters of Joseph Gray (1745–1805), cheesemonger and mealman, who was mayor of Newbury...

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Gurney, Daniel (1791–1880), banker and antiquary, was born on 9 March 1791 at Earlham Hall, near Norwich, the youngest son (in a family of four boys and seven girls) of Quaker parents, John Gurney (1749–1809), banker, of Earlham, Norfolk, and his wife, Catherine Bell (1754–1792)...

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Gurney, Hudson (1775–1864), antiquary and banker, was born in the Old Courthouse, Magdalen Street, Norwich, on 19 January 1775, the only son of Richard Gurney (1742–1811) and his first wife, Agatha Barclay (1753–1776). Both his parents were from Quaker families much involved in banking; his father was chief partner in the ...

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Kenrick, Donald Simon (1929–2015), Romani scholar, was born on 6 June 1929 at Tudor House, Newington Green, London, the only child of Mack Emanuel Kenrick (1899–1994), furrier, and his first wife, Gertrude, née Levy (1903–1934). His parents, both Polish Jewish immigrants, had married in ...

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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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William Roberts

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Price, (Frederick George) Hilton (1842–1909), antiquary and banker, born in London on 20 August 1842, was the son of Frederick William Price (d. 1888), for many years partner and eventually chief acting partner in the banking firm of Child & Co. Educated at ...

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Roche, James (1770–1853), wine merchant, banker, and antiquary, was born in Cork on 30 December 1770, the third son of Stephen Roche and his wife, Sarah, daughter of John O'Brien of Moyvanine and Glounties, Limerick. From the age of fifteen, Roche was educated in ...

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Seebohm, Frederic (1833–1912), historian and banker, was born at Hillside House, Bradford, on 23 November 1833. His father was Benjamin Seebohm (1798–1871), a wool merchant and a prominent and active minister of the Society of Friends, who had come to Bradford from Friedensthal...

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Frederic Seebohm (1833–1912) by Elliott & Fry private collection

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See Sykes, Ella Constance

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Turner, Dawson (1775–1858), banker, botanist, and antiquary, was born on 18 October 1775 at 40 Middlegate Street, Great Yarmouth, the eldest of the three surviving children of James Turner (1743–1794), merchant and banker, and his wife, Elizabeth (1742–1819), only daughter of John Cotman...