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Wyon Family: Business and Personal Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7651

Scope and Contents

The collection contains family and personal correspondence, and also genealogical papers mostly compiled by Walter J. Wyon. There are papers relating to the family's official work, and also to their private commissions as medallists, engravers and sculptors.


  • Creation: 1800-1950 (Circa)


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


12 archive box(es) (12 boxes)

39 volume(s) (39 volumes)

5 envelope(s) (5 envelopes)

1 bundle(s) (1 packet)

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Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Mrs. Eileen M. Wyon, widow of Allan Gairdner Wyon, 1963


In 1917 Leonard Forrer produced a detailed biographical dictionary of the Wyons, with lists of coins, medals and sculptures, which was printed in the Biographical dictionary of medallists, volume VI, and reprinted as a booklet by Spink and Son Ltd. A copy of this booklet is included in the colllection (WYON 12/2/1).
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Repository Details

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