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Guide to the George Leonidas Lyon Papers, 1870s-1926

Abstract

World champion marksman from Durham, N.C. and grandson of Washington Duke. Collection includes correspondence, clippings, and photographs.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00829
Title
George Leonidas Lyon papers
Date
1870s-1926
Creator
Lyon, George Leonidas, 1881-1916
Extent
1 Linear Feet, 262 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The collection includes correspondence, clippings, and photographs. Subjects include Lyon's involvement in the sport of trapshooting and Lyon's illness and subsequent death from tuberculosis. Photographs include several generations of the related Carr, Duke, Lyon, McClamroch, and Watts families.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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Collection is open for research.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

1. Container List

1 box
Information Folder
Box 1
Photographs: Watts Family
Box 1
Photographs: Unidentified
Box 1
Photographs: Lake Toxaway, N.C., including Toxaway Inn, Environs, and Guests (such as members of the Duke Family)
Box 1
Photographs: Clara Elizabeth Lyon McClamroch
Box 1
Photographs: Miscellaneous (includes image of Julian Carr's hotel "Hotel Carrolina")
Box 1
Photographs: Lewis Albert Carr
Box 1
Photographs: George Leonidas Lyon, Jr.
Box 1
Photographs: Trinity Methodist Episopal Church Parsonage (Church Street - 200 Block)
Box 1
Photographs: Duke Family
Box 1
Photographs: Zebulon B. Vance
Box 1
Photographs: Edwin Buchanan Lyon's Residence (803 S. Duke Street)
Box 1
Photographs: Anne Snowden Carr Lyon
Box 1
Photographs: George Leonidas Lyon
Box 1
Correspondence, 1911-1917 (includes photo of Geo. Lyon with his rifle)
Box 1
Clippings, circa 1908-1925, undated
Box 1
Miscellany
Box 1

Historical Note

George Leonidas Lyon, a native of Durham, N.C. and grandson of Washington Duke, was a world champion marksman. He coached the United States Trapshooting team to both team and individual gold medals in the Games of the V Olympiad held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1912.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Leonidas Lyon Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The George Leonidas Lyon Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, August 2012

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2012