Preliminary Guide to the Arthur H. Lyons Papers, 1891-1933
Collection comprises seven bound typescript volumes containing Lyons' daily accounts of his trips. There are postcards, brochures, and other materials related to his travel that were placed in the volumes. Destinations include Washington, D.C.; New York City; Boston; Nashville; Charleston, S.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago; the White Mountains; and the Adirondacks. Topics include destinations, the people he meets, hotels, train travel, and scenery. The collection also contains a postcard scrapbook; a pamphlet by James M. Gillis entitled, The Ku-Klux Klan (1922); and a bound typescript short story entitled The Irony of Fate, which fictionalizes Lyons' father's participation in and life immediately after the Civil War. Includes 5 black-and-white photographs. (02-046)
- Collection Number
- Arthur H. Lyons papers
- Lyons, Arthur H.
- 3 Linear Feet, 15 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Arthur H. Lyons Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Railroad employee and resident of New London, Conn., who traveled throughout the Northeast and the South. He was usually joined on the trips by his wife, Nettie, and son, Chelsea.
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- New England -- Description and travel
- Southern States -- Description and travel
- United States -- Description and travel
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
The Arthur H. Lyons Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2002.
Processed by Erin Lawrimore
Completed July 10, 2002
Encoded by Erin Lawrimore; Joshua A. Kaiser
This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.