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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 ...


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, ...