Wyon Family: Business and Personal Papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 12 MS Add.7651
  • Dates of Creation
      1800-1950 (Circa)
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      10 archive box(es) 10 boxes
      39 volume(s) 39 volumes
      5 envelope(s) 5 envelopes
      2 bundle(s) 2 packets

Scope and Content

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.

Access Information

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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

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

Other Finding Aids

A full catalogue is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.


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).