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

Overview
Works: 129 works in 427 publications in 3 languages and 3,101 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Translator
Classifications: F1213, 919.8
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Most widely held works by G. F Lyon
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 )

70 editions published between 1824 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 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
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 Undetermined and held by 584 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'
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 411 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 )

32 editions published between 1824 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 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 )

1 edition published in 1824 in English and held by 135 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 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 )

29 editions published between 1825 and 2018 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

19 editions published between 1821 and 1966 in English and French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( )

10 editions published between 1828 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 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'
L'Afrique ou histoire, moeurs, usages et coutumes des Africains, Fezzan by G. F Lyon( Book )

16 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 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 by G. F Lyon( Book )

4 editions published between 1825 and 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1884 and 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique septentrionale en 1818, 1819 et 1820 by G. F Lyon( Book )

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

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

4 editions published between 1824 and 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private journal of Captain G F Lyon, of HMS Hecla, during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry by G. F Lyon( )

2 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1820, the explorer William Parry had managed to traverse half of the North-West Passage. For his second attempt in 1821-3, he was accompanied by George Francis Lyon (1795-1832), who captained HMS Hecla. Parry and Lyon ultimately failed to get beyond Fury and Hecla Strait - named for the expedition's ships - because of heavy ice. This, together with the onset of scurvy, brought about their return to England. First published in 1824, Lyon's journal provides details of the region's natural history and its ice conditions as well as some of the most perceptive early commentary on the Inuit of Baffin Island and Melville Peninsula. Lyon struck up a rapport with these people, even allowing them to tattoo him. Living among the Inuit, Lyon observed their customs, their clothing, their diet, and their hunting activities. Several engravings of the author's sketches enhance the value of the work
Journal of a residence and tour in the Republic of Mexico in the year 1826 by G. F Lyon( )

1 edition published in 1828 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapala : visto por viajeros by Angélica Peregrina( Book )

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

Journal of a residence and tour in the republic of Mexico in the year 1826 by G. F Lyon( Book )

2 editions published in 1828 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a residence and tour in the Republic of Mexico in the year 1826 by G. F Lyon( Book )

3 editions published between 1828 and 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

George Francis Lyon

George Francis Lyon Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1795-1832)

George Francis Lyon englischer Seefahrer

George Francis Lyon English naval officer and explorer

George Francis Lyon explorador británico

George Francis Lyon explorateur anglais

Lyon, G.F. 1795-1832

Lyon, George F. 1795-1832

Lyon, George Francis

Lyon, George-Francis 1795-1832

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English (274)

Spanish (13)

French (9)