William Dixson

Sir William Dixson (18 April 1870 – 17 August 1952) was an Australian businessman, collector and benefactor who bequeathed his collection of over 20,000 items of Australiana to the State Library of New South Wales, forming the Dixson Library.[1][2] In recognition of his public benefactions, Dixson was knighted in the New Year Honours of 1939.[3][4]

Sir William Dixson
Born(1870-04-18)18 April 1870
Sydney, Australia
Died17 August 1952(1952-08-17) (aged 82)
NationalityAustralian
OccupationBusinessman, collector, benefactor