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Barff, Samuel (1793–1880), philhellene and banker, was born at Carlton juxta Snaith, Yorkshire, on 28 August 1793, the son of William Barff (1743-1833) and his wife Ann Staveley (1759-1800). In 1816 he established himself in Zante, in the Ionian islands, Greece...

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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, ...