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

Overview
Works: 87 works in 329 publications in 5 languages and 2,825 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Pictorial works  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: F1213, 919.8
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Most widely held works by G. F Lyon
Journal of a residence and tour in the Republic of Mexico in the year 1826, with some account of the mines of that country by G. F Lyon( Book )

33 editions published between 1828 and 2016 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British naval officer George Francis Lyon (1795-1832) survived extremes of African heat and Arctic cold during his colourful career. Remembered chiefly for the engaging journals he kept, and for his watercolours of the Arctic, he was fascinated by the indigenous peoples of the lands he explored, notably being tattooed by Inuit and eating raw caribou and seal meat with them. In 1826 he sailed to Mexico, then recovering from its war of independence, to serve as a commissioner for an English mining company. His vivid and often entertaining two-volume account of his experiences was published in 1828. In Volume 2, Lyon encounters notorious bandits outside Guadalajara, ponders the potential navigation of rivers for commercial shipping, and writes of a visit to the Guadalajara theatre: 'had it not been for the universal smoking, and the silence and good manners of the audience, I might have almost fancied myself in England'
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 )

57 editions published between 1824 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Principally devoted to the narration of the peculiarities of the aborigines of the Arctic regions."--Sabin
A narrative of travels in Northern Africa in the years 1818, 19 and 20; accompanied by geographical notices of Soudan and of the course of the Niger by G. F Lyon( Book )

25 editions published between 1821 and 1985 in English and held by 305 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( Book )

49 editions published between 1824 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of search for the Northwest Passage through the Hudson Bay; observations on Southampton Island, Eskimoes, tides, and compass variations
Journal of a second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific : performed in the years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's ships Fury and Hecla by William Edward Parry( Book )

3 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having made two trips to the Arctic in search of a Northwest Passage (one with Ross and one under his own charge), Parry was still convinced that a route existed out of Hudson's Bay. He set out on another expedition in the spring of 1821, this time with the ships Fury and Hecla. His instructions also included the possibility of meeting up with, and offering assistance to, John Franklin's overland expedition in the Coronation Gulf region. Parry sailed though Hudson Strait and Foxe Channel and into Frozen Strait, westward into Repulse Bay and then northward into Lyon Inlet. The expedition spent the winter at Winter Island, and thanks to Parry, the crew enjoyed much improved living conditions over what was typically known. Parry had modified the heating systems in the ships to reduce humidity, and replaced the sailor's cots with hammocks to allow for better air circulation. Parry organized entertainment for the men through the Royal Arctic Theatre, with plays every two weeks, and classes were organized for the men to learn to read and write. While at Winter Island, they were visited by a group of Inuit. The crew readily took an interest in the friendly visitors, and as a result, a considerable amount of information was collected and compiled on their nature and way of life. Captain Lyon's skilful drawings, depicting the Inuit in their traditional clothing, at work, on the hunt, and at play, became the basis for the illustrations used in Parry's published journal. When Parry was able to set sail again the next year, he resumed his voyage northward to discover and explore Fury and Hecla Strait, but owing to heavy ice, proceeded only to Igloolik Island off the northwest coast of Melville Peninsula where they spent the second winter. The following summer, Parry put an end to the expedition and headed back to England, arriving in October, 1823. The voyage, although not achieving its goal, shed light on a little-known region of the Arctic
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 )

18 editions published between 1821 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 38 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

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 )

6 editions published between 1821 and 1974 in French and Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sketch book of Capt. G.F. Lyon, R.N. : during eight months residence in Republic of Mexico : no. 1 [and 2] by G. F Lyon( Book )

4 editions published between 1827 and 1828 in English and held by 9 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

A journal of a residence and tour in the Republic of Mexico by G. F Lyon( Book )

3 editions published between 1828 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diario de una gira y residencia en la república de Mexico en el año de 1826 by G. F Lyon( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 5 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

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

3 editions published in 1824 in English 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

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 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 (223)

Spanish (13)

French (11)

German (2)

Arabic (1)

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