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Leaf, Walter, 1852-1927 (classicist and banker)



Walter Leaf (1852-1927), classicist and banker

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:


Leaf, W., Allen, T. W. and Shewan, A. Correspondence, grouped by AJBW as 'Homerica', 1918-1922

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/22
Scope and Contents From the Series:

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.

Dates: 1918-1922

Letter from Walter Leaf re AJBW's corrections to his article on prehistoric Corinth, 1922-06-13

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/22/6
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1922-06-13

Letter from Walter Leaf re AJBW's criticisms of his work on Homer, 1919-03-17

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/22/4
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1919-03-17

Letter from Walter Leaf re Mycenaean occupation at Corinth, 1918-06-10

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/22/1/2
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1918-06-10

Letter from Walter Leaf re prehistoric Corinth and the location of Aietopetra , 1918-09-19

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/22/3
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1918-09-19

Letter from Walter Leaf to J. Peile, 8 Feb. 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5944/21/8
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Includes correspondence, verses, notes and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 8 Feb. 1893
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