James R. Lyons letter
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James R. Lyons letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lyons, James R.
Title: James R. Lyons letter
Dates: 1839
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0666

Biographical/Historical Note

James R. Lyons lived in Columbus, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from James R. Lyons of Columbus, Georgia, to Rosannah P. Rogers. In the letter, Lyons states that the family is well. He tells of his recent trials and how her brother, General James Rogers, helped him. He also mentions that Mr. Dukes of Talbot County, Ga. was assassinated by Monroe Lynch of Guard and that several white men were murdered by runaway slaves, one of whom belonged to Gen. Watson.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Lyons, James R.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Mrs. Sterling Graydon, Greenwood, S.C., as part of a miscellaneous collection.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], James R. Lyons letter, MS 666, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1951.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: James R. Lyons to Rosannah P. Rogers. Columbus Ga., 1839 June 19 ( 4.0 p. )
Family well; little Robert Burton Lyons having trouble with teething; tells of recent trials and how her brother, Gen. James Rogers, helped him; Sarah's health improving; Mr. Dukes of Talbot County, Ga. Assassinated by Monroe Lynch of Guard; several white men murdered by runaway slaves, one of whom belonged to Gen. Watson; hopes her father returns safely from Europe.