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Collection Overview

Title
Tyler Family Papers, Group F, 1880-1935
ID
Mss. 65 T97 Group F
Extent
17.5 Cubic Feet
Primary Creator
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner (1853-1935)
Other Creators
Tyler Family
Forms of Material
Correspondence, Design drawings
Languages
English

Restrictions

Access
Collection is open to all researchers. When available, microfilm, photocopies, digital surrogates, or other reproductions must be used in place of original documents. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Use
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Collection consists of letters, historical sketches, wills, genealogical charts and coats of arms of Virginia families. The majority of these papers are genealogical inquiries made to Lyon Gardiner Tyler. Very few of Tyler's responses are included but the inquiries contain information.

One reel of microfilm for the Register Index for Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co.,1671-1761, is available in the Swem Library Microforms Collection.

Biographical Note

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 1919. Tyler married twice, to Anne Baker Tucker Tyler (1860-1921) and to Sue Ruffin Tyler who died in 1953. Tyler founded the <i>William and Mary Quarterly</i> and <i>Tyler's Quarterly</i> and was the author of the <i>Letters and Times of the Tylers, Parties and Patronage in the United States, England in America</i> and <i>History of Virginia: Volume II The Federal Period</i>. He edited <i>Men of Mark in Virginia, Narratives of Early Virginia</i> and the <i>Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography</i>. Tyler served as president of the College of William and Mary from 1888 until 1919.

Subject/Index Terms

Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: A],
[Box 2: Ba-Be],
[Box 3: Bi-Bri],
[Box 4: Bro-Car],
[Box 5: Cas-Col],
[Box 6: Com-Do],
[Box 7: Dr-F],
[Box 8: G],
[Box 9: Ha-Hi],
[Box 10: Ho-J],
[Box 11: K-Le],
[Box 12: Li-Me],
[Box 13: Me-O],
[Box 14: P-Ra],
[Box 15: Re-Se],
[Box 16: Sh-Sta],
[Box 17: St-Th],
[Box 18: Ti-U],
[Box 19: V-We],
[Box 20: Wh-Z & Misc.],
[Box 21: Abington Parish, Gloucester County],
[Box 22: Accomac to Dinwiddie and more],
[Box 23: Dinwiddie to Goochland],
[Box 24: Goochland to Lancaster],
[Box 25: Louisa to Norfolk],
[Box 26: Norfolk  to Stafford],
[Box 27: New Kent to Westover, Other Counties and Parishes],
[Box 28: William and Mary, Williamsburg and York County],
[Box 29: York County],
[Box 30: York County, Orange County, Charles City County, New Kent County and more],
[Box 31: Elections, General Court, Virginia Gazette, Historical Virginia, Genealogical Notes],
[Box 32: Genealogical Notes],
[Box 33: Genealogical Notes, Historical Notes],
[Box 34: Wills, Epithats, Lilly Family and Tyler Genealogical Notes],
[All]

Box 24: Goochland to Lancaster
Manuscript volumes of trasncriptions and notes on families, from various Virginia county and parish records, and other sources, done by, or at the request of, Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Folder 1: Goochlang County wills, indexed
Folder 2: Hampshire, Hardy and Berkely county records
Folder 3: Henrico County and area records
Folder 4: Jamestown patents
Folder 5: James City, Elizabeth City and Warwick county records
Folder 6: James City, or possibly York County records, first half 17th century
Folder 7: King George County
Folder 8: Lancaster County notes

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: A],
[Box 2: Ba-Be],
[Box 3: Bi-Bri],
[Box 4: Bro-Car],
[Box 5: Cas-Col],
[Box 6: Com-Do],
[Box 7: Dr-F],
[Box 8: G],
[Box 9: Ha-Hi],
[Box 10: Ho-J],
[Box 11: K-Le],
[Box 12: Li-Me],
[Box 13: Me-O],
[Box 14: P-Ra],
[Box 15: Re-Se],
[Box 16: Sh-Sta],
[Box 17: St-Th],
[Box 18: Ti-U],
[Box 19: V-We],
[Box 20: Wh-Z & Misc.],
[Box 21: Abington Parish, Gloucester County],
[Box 22: Accomac to Dinwiddie and more],
[Box 23: Dinwiddie to Goochland],
[Box 24: Goochland to Lancaster],
[Box 25: Louisa to Norfolk],
[Box 26: Norfolk  to Stafford],
[Box 27: New Kent to Westover, Other Counties and Parishes],
[Box 28: William and Mary, Williamsburg and York County],
[Box 29: York County],
[Box 30: York County, Orange County, Charles City County, New Kent County and more],
[Box 31: Elections, General Court, Virginia Gazette, Historical Virginia, Genealogical Notes],
[Box 32: Genealogical Notes],
[Box 33: Genealogical Notes, Historical Notes],
[Box 34: Wills, Epithats, Lilly Family and Tyler Genealogical Notes],
[All]

Administrative Information

Repository
Special Collections Research Center
Acquisition Method
W&M Special Collections Research Center began acquiring and collecting Tyler family papers in 1922 and the collection has grown considerably since. The vast majority of this collection was donated by generous family and friends of the Tyler family between 1922 and 2002, with the bulk of the collection being donated to in 1949 by Mrs. Sue Ruffin Tyler and in 1955 by the children of Lyon G. Tyler. Some materials in this collection were purchased by W&M Special Collections Research Center.
Related Materials
See also Tyler Family Papers, Groups A-E, G-H, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary; Lyon Gardiner Tyler Papers (Acc. No. 1980.123), University Archives, Swem Library, College of William and Mary, and Lyon Gardiner Tyler Papers, President's Office Papers, Acc. No. 1984.19, University Archives, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Related Publications
Robbins, Robert W.,<i>The Register of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1677-1780 </i> (Arlington, Va. [1981]).
Preferred Citation
Tyler Family Papers, Group F, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Other Note
A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
Other URL
http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/Tyler_Family_Group_f.pdf