Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933

Birth 1860
Death 1933

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Rosenstock was a manuscript and rare book dealer in Denver, Colorado.

From the guide to the Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

George Armstrong Custer was a famous cavalry officer during the Civil War and the Indian wars of the 1860s and 1870s. Elizabeth Bacon Custer, his wife, was the author of several works about Army life on the plains. After the death of her husband, she dedicated her life to defending his honor.

From the guide to the George A. and Elizabeth B. Custer papers, 1857-1929, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Walter Camp (1859-1925) was an American football player, coach, and author.

Walter Camp was born on April 7, 1859 in New Britain, Connecticut to Leverett Lee and Ellen Sophia Camp. He studied at Yale University, where he played on the football team. He later attended the Yale Medical School and worked for the New Haven Clock Company. On June 30, 1888 he married Alice Graham Sumner, and they had two children. Camp became known for his involvement in developing the rules of college football, as well as his writings on sports. He served as coach of the Yale football team from 1888 to 1892, and for Stanford University between 1892 and 1895. He passed away on March 14, 1925 in New York, New York.

Barton O. Aylesworth (1860-1933) was an American college administrator and minister.

Barton Orville Aylesworth was born on September 5, 1860 in Athens, Illinois. He studied at Eureka College, and served as a minister in Illinois and Iowa following his graduation. While serving in Atlantic, Illinois he married Georgia M. Shores, and they had one son, Merlin H. Aylesworth. In 1889 he was selected to as president of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he served until 1897. After leaving Drake he moved west and became the pastor of the Central Christian Church in Denver, Colorado. He returned to education in 1899 when he was appointed the president of the State Agricultural College in Fort Collins, serving until 1909. Aylesworth passed away on July 1, 1933 in Denver, Colorado.

From the guide to the Walter Camp letter to Barton O. Aylesworth, 1901, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)


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