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[Manuscript] [post-1874] Leaf family genealogy / [Walter Leaf].

Title: [Manuscript] [post-1874] Leaf family genealogy / [Walter Leaf].
Personal Author: [Leaf, Walter, 1852-1927].
Date: [post-1874].
Extent: [1] leaf.
Abstract: This genealogy reflects the births and deaths of what appear to be six siblings: William, Ellen, Emma, Edward, Elizabeth, and Edwin, one of whom died in infancy. The list records the birth and baptism of each person along with information about his/her parish, spouse, and place of internment. This may be a branch of the family of Walter Leaf, a banker, classical scholar, and enthusiastic Alpine climber, who was Chair of the Westminster Bank, Ltd., one of the five largest banks in Britain. His edition of Homer's Iliad (1886-88) with notes and an introduction was critically acclaimed as was his Troy: a Study in Homeric Geography (1912). In 1894 Leaf married Charlotte Mary, the second daughter of John Addington Symonds (see also in the collection Symonds' translation of the Prayer of Cleanthus as written out by another of his daughters, Margaret). Leaf was also interested in spiritualism and served on the council of the Society for Psychical Research (1889-1902) which may relate to his interest in his family's past.
Personal Subject: Leaf, Walter, 1852-1927.
Subject: Genealogy--Methodology.

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