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Look Inside Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826

Journal of a Residence and Tour in the Republic of Mexico in the Year 1826
With Some Account of the Mines of that Country

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Latin American Studies

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108070928

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  • The British naval officer George Francis Lyon (1795–1832) survived extremes of African heat and Arctic cold during his colourful career. Remembered chiefly for the engaging journals he kept, and for his watercolours of the Arctic, he was fascinated by the indigenous peoples of the lands he explored, notably being tattooed by Inuit and eating raw caribou and seal meat with them. In 1826 he sailed to Mexico, then recovering from its war of independence, to serve as a commissioner for an English mining company. His vivid and often entertaining two-volume account of his experiences was published in 1828. In Volume 2, Lyon encounters notorious bandits outside Guadalajara, ponders the potential navigation of rivers for commercial shipping, and writes of a visit to the Guadalajara theatre: 'had it not been for the universal smoking, and the silence and good manners of the audience, I might have almost fancied myself in England'.

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108070928
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
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    7. Route from Bolanos to Guadalaxara
    8. Departure from Guadalaxara
    9. Entrance to Mexico
    10. Leave Mexico
    11. Departure from Real del Monte
    12. General account of the inhabitants
    Appendix.

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    G. F. Lyon

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