Leaf, Walter, 1852-1927 (classicist and banker)
Walter Leaf (1852-1927), classicist and banker
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This series comprises letters sent to Alan Wace, with a few copies of his letters sent in reply, by archaeologists and scholars. Notable correspondents include Sophia Schliemann, Sir Arthur Evans and Carl Blegen. There are over ninety individual correspondents. Most letters pertain to archaeological research, discoveries and enquiries. Some correspondence after Alan Wace's death, undertaken by his wife Helen and daughter Lisa, is also included as it relates to posthumous publications.
Leaf writes that he did credit the American School in his article on Corinth, despite not mentioning Blegen by name. He discusses the link between Minyan pottery and the Minyans and questions AJBW's continuing faith in a Mycenaean Corinth.
Leaf writes that he is delighted to hear that AJBW will be returning to England soon. He says that he is ready to hear Wace's criticisms, but that his work is now focused on Strabo over Homer.
Leaf writes that he has been in touch with Helen Wace with advice about AJBW's next steps. He then discusses the dating of the Temple Hill site at Corinth: he is convinced that Corinth is a prehistoric settlement, contra the opinion of the Americans. He discusses his theories about Mycenaean roads and forts, acknowledging that theories must always depend on facts.
Leaf writes to thank AJBW for sending him the report on prehistoric Corinth. He notes that there is no evidence of a Mycenaean settlement at Corinth. He then discusses Aietopetra, which he identifies with the Homeric Ephyre, and its location on the road from Argos to Corinth. He ends with a correction to AJBW's memorandum.
Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.
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