Charles Alexander Walworth, Walworth's Classes in Penmanship, 1867
Charles Alexander Walworth, Walworth's Classes in Penmanship, 1861
Charles A. Walworth, proprietor of Walworth's Business College, No. 110 East One-hundred-and-twenty-fifth-St., and a well know author of works on phonography, died yesterday at his home, No 126 East One-hundred-and-twenty-third-St. Mr. Walworth was born in Rome, N.Y., on June 18, 1839. He founded business colleges in Washington, Utica, N.Y. and in this city. He was from 1871 to 1881 the chief instructor in the commercial department of the College of the City of New York. Mr. Walworth was the associate author of Munson's "System of Phonograph" and was the publisher and editor of "The Munson Phonographic News and Teacher." He was one of the pioneers of business college instruction. Mr. Walworth was admitted to the Bar when a young man, but he never practised law. He was a prominent member of the Sagamore Club. He left a wife and three sons.
Head of Commercial College East 125th Street, New York City; Charles was educated at private schools, Rome Academy, S. M. Bassett's Business College, Fulton, New York, Hudson River Institute, and Ohio State and Union Law College, at Cleveland, and from which he received an LL. B. . degree. Upon completion of courses at Rome Academy, he entered into the mercantile business for four years and, after graduating from business college in 1856, he accepted a position with the New York Central & Hudson Railroad and remained with them until the financial panic of 1857. Four years later, at the beginning of the Civil War, he began the situation, and accepted a professorship at the Bryant, Stratton & Fairbanks Philadelphia Business College . His interest in this type of institution induced him to establish similar colleges at Rome , Utica, Ogdensburg, Washington , D.C., and New York City. He founded the Walworth Business College in New York City, and was editor and publisher of the "Munson Phonographic News and Teacher." The Walworth College in New York City became one of the largest and most successful in the metropolis.