Letter from George A. Chatelain to Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. (October 5, 1954)

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Title

Letter from George A. Chatelain to Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. (October 5, 1954)

Alternative Title

Letter from Chatelain to Bryant (Oct. 3, 1954)

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices

Description

A letter from George A. Chatelain of Mansura, Louisiana, to Orlando Postmaster Lucius A. Bryant, Jr.. 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

Chatelain, George A.

Source

Original letter from George A. Chatelain to Lucius A. Bryant, Jr., October 5, 1954: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.

Date Created

1954-10-05

Contributor

Buck, Texann Ivy

Format

image/jpg

Extent

120 KB

Medium

1-page handwritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by George A. Chatelain.

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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