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

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Works: 148 works in 462 publications in 4 languages and 3,318 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Biographies  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Other, Creator, Translator
Classifications: F1213, 919.8
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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 )

35 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 1, Lyon complains of his first nights being disturbed by 'dogs, pigs and restless cocks', and on his way to the mining area of Zacatecas he visits a church where a figure of Christ made him recall a 'creation of Frankenstein'
The private journal of Captain G.F. Lyon, of H.M.S. Hecla : during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry ; with a map and plates by G. F Lyon( Book )

49 editions published in 1824 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 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 )

16 editions published between 1821 and 1985 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

4 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 173 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 )

25 editions published between 1824 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captain Lyon had a brief but dynamic career, being involved in perilous expeditions to North Africa, the Arctic, and Mexico before dying at sea in 1832. The present exploit was a projected sequel to a voyage to Hecla Strait with Captain William Edward Parry in 1821-23. Severe ice conditions prevented Lyon from completing his planned expedition, but he made many useful observations, particularly of Eskimo life and customs. In an appendix William Jackson Hooker, the eminent botanist, traveller, and eventual director of Kew Gardens, analyzes the botanical specimens brought home by Lyon."--Jeffrey Thomas, Fine and Rare Books
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 1825 and 2018 in English and held by 137 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 by G. F Lyon( )

12 editions published in 1825 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 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( )

11 editions published between 1828 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 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 1, Lyon complains of his first nights being disturbed by 'dogs, pigs and restless cocks', and on his way to the mining area of Zacatecas he visits a church where a figure of Christ made him recall a 'creation of Frankenstein'
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 )

20 editions published between 1821 and 1966 in English and French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 32 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission to the interior: Mr Ritchie ; Lt. Lyon : by Joseph Ritchie( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 20 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 by G. F Lyon( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 17 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( )

3 editions published between 1824 and 2014 in English and held by 16 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
Voyage dans l'intérieur de l'Afrique septentrionale en 1818, 1819 et 1820 by G. F Lyon( Book )

4 editions published in 1822 in French and held by 15 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 15 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 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

 
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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

Languages
English (284)

Spanish (11)

French (10)

Arabic (1)