Lt-Gen Augustus W H Meyrick (Biographical details)

Lt-Gen Augustus W H Meyrick (military/naval; collector; British; Male; 1826 - 1902)

Also known as

Meyrick, Augustus William Henry; Meyrick, Augustus W H; Meyrick, Augustus William Henry


Army officer and collector. He presented a large collection of Asian arms and Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities and playing-cards to the museum in 1878, the same year he sold a number of Oceanian objects to the BM; cousin of Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick (q.v.) whose collection he inherited and later sold (Pictures, Water-Colour Drawings, Engravings, etc., Christie's, 23.xi.1872).


Roz Lowe, Sir Samuel Meyrick and Goodrich Court (Logaston Press, 2003).