Autograph Letter Signed, to William Till, conveying thanks for his book. 1 page 8 x 5 inches, integral address leaf. Greenwich Railway, 10 April 1838. John Yonge Akerman (1806–1873) was an English antiquarian specializing mainly in numismatics. In 1836, at a time when there was no English periodical of the kind, he started, chiefly at his own expense, a publication called the Numismatic Journal, two volumes of which appeared under his editorship. He helped to form the Numismatic Society of London, which held its first regular meeting in December 1836. Akerman was secretary from then until 1860, and editor of the society’s journal, first published in 1838 as the Numismatic Chronicle.