William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst

Collector; 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney

William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron of Hackney, is chiefly remembered as a collector of books, manuscripts, antique furniture, antiquities and other works of art. In his country home, Didlington Hall, he built a museum for his rapidly growing Egyptian collection, which included many items collected by his daughter, Mary Rothes Margaret Tyssen-Amherst. In 1906, he was forced to sell a large portion of his collection after discovering that his estate and certain trust funds had been entirely dissipated at the hands of an untrustworthy solicitor, under whose management they had been placed. He lived only six weeks following the first Sotheby's auction from this collection.
  • Gender
  • Relationship
    Collector, Previous owner
  • Nationality
  • Born
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Norfolk
  • Died
  • Place of death
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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