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Lyon Gardiner Tyler Correspondence

Identifier: MS-1717

This collection consists of two letters written by Lyon Gardiner Tyler dated December 21, 1881, and March 10, 1882. The former letter is addressed to Colonel John S. Cunningham in which Tyler expresses his desire to collect his father's most important speeches and letters. The second letter again expresses Tyler’s pursuit to collect his father's works. In the message he conveys his continued interest in ascertaining dates of address or publication of, contextual information of, and copies of his father's correspondence.


  • 1881 December 21 -1882 March 10


The material in this collection is in English.

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This collection consists of two letters written by Lyon Gardiner Tyler dated 1881 December 21, and 1882 March 10.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lyon Gardiner Tyler was the son of the tenth President, John Tyler and his second wife, First Lady Julia Gardiner Tyler. He was born at Sherwood Forest Plantation on August 24, 1853. From 1888 to 1919, he served as the 17th president of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and is widely credited for restoring the college's financial condition following the deterioration which took place in the wake of the American Civil War. Lyon Tyler passed away at the age of eighty-one on February 12, 1935.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA