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John Lyon photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 1595

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 11 photographs and two negatives with images of John Lyon and other members of the Lyon family. The negatives are all copy negatives; some of the photographs are copy prints and some are original. Dated approximatley 1850-1906.


  • approximately 1850-1906


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Access

Negatives; Condition restricted; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

John Lyon (1803-1889) was a Scottish immigrant and convert to the Mormon Church who became a leader in several Utah groups. He was a poet and a Mormon patriarch.


2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Custodial History

Photographs were collected by Ted Lyon and previously contained in the John Lyon papers (MSS 1595), and were separated for preservation during processing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; T. Edgar Lyon; 1990.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the John Lyon papers (MSS 1595), John Lyon collection (MSS 2371), the David Ross Lyon collection (MSS 2370), the Thomas Edgar Lyon, Sr. collection (MSS 2341), and the Thomas Edgar Lyon, Jr. collection (MSS 2372).


Prints from negatives. Provo, UT : Brigham Young University, 1998.

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; October 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy.

Register of John Lyon photographs
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 March 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States