Barton Orville Aylesworth correspondence

Barton Orville Aylesworth correspondence

Dates: bulk 1894-1895, 1877-1906, 1894-1895

This collection consists of letters sent to Barton Orville Aylesworth in response to his inquiries. Aylesworth asked these writers of both fiction and factual books to tell him about themselves and about their writings. The replies were mostly short, autobiographical, and often included lists of publications. The letters were usually hand-written and were signed by the authors. Most of the authors sent only one letter, but several sent two, including Bliss Perry (1860-1954), William Wetmore Story (1819-1895), and Julia Magruder (1854-1907).

  • Extent: 3 folders (0.24 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933
  • Call Number: MSS SC 826
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Barton Orville Aylesworth correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 826; Barton Orville Aylesworth correspondence; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 826, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Department of Church History.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Department of Church History.
Subject Terms
Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933--Correspondence; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Authors, American--Biography; Literature; Novelists, American--Biography
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Aylesworth (Barton Orville) correspondence
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-16T04:12-0700
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Biographical History

Aylesworth was an author, a poet, and a professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts