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Royster Lyle Iron Industry papers

Identifier: RHS-Coll-0096


  • Creation: 1789 - 1887


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Royster Lyle, Jr. (1933-2007) was born and raised in Danville, Virginia and attended Hampden-Sydney College. In 1962 Lyle moved to Lexington, Virginia to take a position at the George C. Marshall Foundation and Research Library where he was employed for thirty-one years. Beyond his noteworthy career at the Marshall Foundation, Lyle championed a number of major historical preservation and environmental conservation causes in the region. Lyle authored numerous articles and co-authored two books during his 45 years as a resident of Lexington, Virginia.


1.25 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Retrieved from Prof. Ken Koons, VMI, by Tom and Seth, May 14, 2019.

Related Materials

WLU Coll 0374 - Hand written and illustrated notebook of short stories (The Screech Owl Story, The Sparrow Hawk New Home, The Baby Wren Queen Home, and The Hummingbird New Home on a Farm) was written by Lyle when he was twelve years old. It was a gift to his grandmother on December 25, 1945.

Related Materials

RHS Coll 0499 - Royster Lyle, Jr. Research Collection


These papers were brought in by VMI Prof. Ken Koons, May 14, 2019.

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA