Preliminary Guide to the Arthur H. Lyons Papers, 1891-1933

Collection Overview

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)

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Collection Details

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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[Identification of item], Arthur H. Lyons Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Untitled scrapbook, undated

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 1
A Trip to the White Mountains, 1915

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 1
A Glimpse of the South, 1925

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 2
A Trip to the Adirondacks, 1924
Box 3
Vacation Travelogue: Chicago and Vermont, 1933

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 3
Scribblings, 1891-1908
Box 3
Little Curly Locks Takes a Vacation, 1904
Box 3
The Ku-Klux Klan, by James M. Gillis, 1922
Box 3
The Irony of Fate, 1908
Box 4
A Week in Washington, 1928

Attention: Contains pictorial materials.

Box 4

Historical Note

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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The Arthur H. Lyons Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2002.

Processing Information

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.