William Francis Dixon-Nuttall

Collector of Antiquities

Major William Francis Dixon-Nuttall was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, 22 March 1885. He was the son of Frederick Richard Dixon-Nutall of St. Helens and Louisa Dixon-Nutall of Huddersfield. The family owned a glass manufacturing business in St. Helens and lived at Ingleholme, Eccleston Park, Prescot, Lancashire. William and his two brothers served in the Royal Engineers (1st West Lancashire Field Company). William was a Major, Thomas a 2nd Lieutenant and John a Lieutenant.

William inherited his father's collection of antiquities and donated the collection to the museum in 1961. There is very little provenance information but it included one Egyptian bronze piece that had been looted from the ruins of the museum following the May Blitz of 1941. The collection includes a group of flints recorded as being excavated by Professor Flinders Petrie at Kahun in 1890; and items including a coffin mask from Petrie's excavations at Gurob. William died in March 1981.
  • Gender
  • Relationship
    Collector, Previous owner
  • Nationality
  • Born
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: St Helens
  • Died
  • Place of death
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Surrey
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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