(1903 – 1992) Ashworth was a friend of the historian Douglas Southall Freeman, who enlisted Ashworth’s help in editing and writing footnotes for his multivolume biography of George Washington. After Freeman’s death in 1953, Ashworth continued with the project, first as a liaison between the staff working on the series and the publisher, and then, on the seventh and final volume, as cowriter with John A. Carroll. Ashworth was supported in her work by a Guggenheim Fellowship. George Washington Volumes One-Seven received the Pulitzer Prize in 1958. Ashworth also served on the Alumnae Board and for 10 years on the Hollins Board of Trustees. She received the Hollins Medal.