The Resource Tyler family papers, Group E

Tyler family papers, Group E

Tyler family papers, Group E, ca. 1880-1950
Tyler family papers
Title number
Group E
Inclusive dates
ca. 1880-1950
Chiefly writings, ca. 1880-1935, of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, historian. Most concern Virginia history in the colonial period, or defend his father, John Tyler, or defend the southern point of view in the Civil War. Includes an unpublished history of the Virginia Line in the American Revolution. Also includes writings, 1921-1951, of his second wife, Sue Ruffin Tyler, and of other authors
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Biographical or historical data
Lyon Gardiner Tyler was the son of John Tyler (1790-1862) and his second wife Julia Gardiner Tyler. He received a master's degree from the University of Virginia and was professor at the College of William and Mary and principal of Memphis Academy. He established a law practice in Richmond and served in the Virginia House of Delegates. He became president of William and Mary in 1888, serving until 1915. Tyler married twice, to Anne Baker Tucker Tyler (1860-1920) and to Sue Ruffin Tyler who died in 1953. Tyler was the editor of Tyler's Quarterly which his wife continued after his death in 1935.
Cataloging source
Tyler family papers, Group E
Cite as Tyler Family Papers Group E, Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
Cumulative index finding aids
13 boxes.
System control number
  • (ViW)619216-01cowm_inst
  • (SIRSI)619216
  • (Sirsi) o23169727
  • (Sirsi) o23169727
  • 0598-55360
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Copyright held by family.

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