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Lyon, G. F. (George Francis) 1795-1832

Overview
Works: 48 works in 160 publications in 5 languages and 736 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: AW5, 919.804
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Most widely held works by G. F Lyon
A brief narrative of an unsuccessful attempt to reach Repulse Bay, through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome," : in His Majesty's ship Griper, in the year MDCCCXXIV by G. F Lyon( Book )

48 editions published between 1824 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of search for the Northwest Passage through the Hudson Bay; observations on Southampton Island, Eskimoes, tides, and compass variations
A narrative of travels in Northern Africa in the years 1818-1819 and 1820 : accompanied by geographical notices of Soudan and of the course of the Niger by G. F Lyon( Book )

15 editions published between 1821 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residencia en México, 1826 : diario de una gira con estancia en la República de México by G. F Lyon( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private journal of Captain G.F. Lyon of H.M.S. Hecla : during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry, 1821-1823 by G. F Lyon( Book )

16 editions published between 1824 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a vivid account of Arctic exploration in its most classical period. The journal clearly demonstrates the observant, warm-hearted personality of its chronicler, an officer of the Royal Navy, a man of sensibility and courage. Its accurate descriptions and thoughtful understanding of the Eskimo people make it almost unique as an early nineteenth-century document. George Francis Lyon appeared in the Arctic in the 1820's at the very height of the feverish quest for the Northwest Passage to the Orient. For over two centuries before Lyon's first journey in the Arctic on board the Hecla, more than two score of European ships with their daring crews had set out to discover a northern trade route to China. All had been lost or driven back by the power of the moving ice. The expedition of the Fury and Hecla from 1821-1823 was yet another venture that failed to navigate the narrow ice-choked passage to the western sea, but the observations of both Perry and Lyon, the leaders of the expedition, made considerable additions to the geographical and scientific knowledge of the eastern and central Arctic. -- from Introduction
Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique septentrionale en 1818, 1819 et 1820 by G. F Lyon( Book )

5 editions published in 1822 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Afrique ou histoire, moeurs, usages et coutumes des Africains, Fezzan by G. F Lyon( Book )

5 editions published between 1821 and 1974 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapala : visto por viajeros by Angélica Peregrina( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reise im nördlichen Africa in den Jahren 1818, 1819 und 1820 by G. F Lyon( Book )

1 edition published in 1822 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private Journal of G. F. Lyon during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry : With a map and plates by G. F Lyon( Book )

2 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of travels in Northern Africa by G. F Lyon( Book )

4 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private journal during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry by G. F Lyon( Book )

2 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a residence and tour in the republic of mexico in the year 1826 : with some account of by G. F Lyon( Book )

5 editions published between 1828 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of travels in Northern Africa in the years 1818 by G. F Lyon( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reise durch Mexico im Jahr 1826 by G. F Lyon( Book )

1 edition published in 1828 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eskimaux Chart( )

3 editions published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique septentrionale en 1818-20 by G. F Lyon( Book )

1 edition published in 1822 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay : Through Sir Thomas Rowe's 'Welcome', in His Majesty's Ship Griper, in the year MDCCCXXIV by G. F Lyon( )

2 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short work, featuring a number of attractive engravings, traces an abortive expedition to the Canadian Arctic. George Francis Lyon (1795-1832), naval officer and explorer, had accompanied William Parry on a previous expedition in search of the North-West Passage. In 1824 Lyon was instructed to return to Repulse Bay and to explore the mainland. Unfavourable weather conditions forced Lyon to turn back after a few months, and he published this account of the experience the following year. Lyon's text is notable for his descriptions of encounters with Inuit, with whom he spent a great deal of time. The book also includes the text of the official instructions issued by the Admiralty. Chronicling the 1821-3 expedition with Parry, The Private Journal of Captain G. F. Lyon (1824) is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection, along with his Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico (1828)
Private journal of captain g. f. lyon, of hms hecla by G. F Lyon( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Walton Dwight's executors against Germania Life Insurance Company : Henry Smith's closing address at Chenango Circuit, December 10, 1883 by Henry Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1884 and 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Residencia en México, 1826 : diario de una gira con estancia en la República de México
Alternative Names
George Francis Lyon

George Francis Lyon botanist (1795-1832)

George Francis Lyon Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1795-1832)

George Francis Lyon englischer Seefahrer

George Francis Lyon English naval officer and explorer

Lyon, George F. 1795-1832

Lyon, George Francis

Lyon, George-Francis 1795-1832

Languages
English (103)

French (11)

Spanish (10)

German (3)

Arabic (1)

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