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Barton Orville Aylesworth correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 826

Scope and Contents

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).


  • 1877-1906, 1894-1895


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical History

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


3 folders (0.24 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Department of Church History.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Department of Church History.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Barton Orville Aylesworth correspondence
Elisa Visick
2010 July 20
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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