The Belford Lawson Mystery
Sources for this article include records of the U-M Athletic Department at the Bentley Historical Library; The Michigan Daily; Michigan Alumnus; Detroit Free Press; John U. Bacon, et al, A Legacy of Champions: The Story of the Men Who Built University of Michigan Football (1996); John Behee, Hail to the Victors (1974) and John Behee, Fielding H. Yost's Legacy to the University of Michigan (1970). The latter book includes the quoted passage from Elton Weiman's letter to Herbert Wilson. Richard Lerner located the mention of Belford Lawson Jr. in the Detroit Free Press.
[Originally published in October, 2009.]