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Leland Buxton (1884–1967)

Leland William Wilberforce Buxton was born on July 3, 1884, and thus was an exact contemporary of Royall Tyler. Like Tyler, Buxton was educated at Harrow School in London. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in 1905 and a master of arts degree in 1911. His brother, Edward Noel-Buxton (1869–1948), was a cofounder of the London-based Balkan Committee, an organization established in 1903 (after the ill-fated Ilinden uprising in Macedonia) to influence English policy in the Balkans. In 1903, the Balkan Committee organized a mission, in which Buxton very likely took part, to aid the Bulgarians of Macedonia in redressing the grievances they had suffered at the hands of the Turks. He took part in Horace Cole’s Sultan of Zanzibar hoax on March 2, 1905, playing the part of Ham, a noble. Buxton served in the Egyptian Civil Service between 1907 and 1909. He wrote The Black Sheep of the Balkans, which was published, with an introduction by Aubrey Herbert, in London in 1920. He died on March 12, 1967.