Guide to the George Leonidas Lyon Papers, 1870s-1926
World champion marksman from Durham, N.C. and grandson of Washington Duke.
Collection includes correspondence, clippings, and photographs.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Lyon, George Leonidas, 1881-1916.
- George Leonidas Lyon Papers, 1870s-1926
- Language of Material
- 1.0 Linear Feet, 262 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
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.
Collection is open for research.
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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.
[Identification of item], George Leonidas Lyon Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The George Leonidas Lyon Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1983.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, August 2012
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2012
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