Letter from Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. to George A. Chatelain (October 9, 1954)

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Title

Letter from Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. to George A. Chatelain (October 9, 1954)

Alternative Title

Letter from Bryant to Chatelain (Oct. 9, 1954)

Subject

Post offices

Description

A letter from Orlando Postmaster Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. (ca. 1919-2012) to George A. Chatelain of Mansura, Louisiana. This letter was written in response to Chatelain’s inquiry regarding the purchase of sweet potatoes. Bryant suggests Otto Cooper, presumably a local farmer.

After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Bryant settled in Orlando's College Park neighborhood. At the time of his death in 2012, Bryant was the longest-serving postmaster for Orlando, a position that he held from 1951 to 1983. In 1952, William Hamer Beardall, Jr. (1890-1954) appointed Bryant to the local aviation advisory board, which he served of for 22 years.

Creator

Bryant, Lucius A., Jr.

Source

Original letter, October 9, 1954 from Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. to George A. Chatelain: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.

Date Created

1954-10-09

Contributor

Buck, Texann Ivy

Format

image/jpg

Extent

93.2 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Lucius A. Bryant.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Texann Ivy Buck and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Stoddard, James

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck

External Reference

Tracy, Dan. "Lucius 'Jim' Bryant: Former Orlando postmaster was civic-minded." The Orlando Sentinel, August 6, 2012. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-08-06/news/os-obit-bryant-20120806_1_orlando-sentinel-orlando-international-airport-greg-ethington.

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