The Resource Tyler family papers, Group E, ca. 1880-1950
- Tyler family papers, Group E, ca. 1880-1950
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- 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 Includes an unpublished history of the Virginia Line in the American Revolution.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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- 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.
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