Letter from Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. to Germain Gerin (December 12, 1966)

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Title

Letter from Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. to Germain Gerin (December 12, 1966)

Alternative Title

Letter from Bryant to Gerin (Dec. 12, 1966)

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices

Description

A letter from Orlando Postmaster Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. (ca. 1919-2012) to Germain Gerin. In the letter, Bryant invites gerin to visit the Downtown Orlando Post Office in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Gerin, an employee of a post office in Paris, was visiting her son, John Gerin, for Christmas. John was a French exchange student studying at Bishop Moore High School and living with Richard Rupp's family.

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. (1890-1984) appointed Bryant to the local aviation advisory board, which he served on for 22 years.

Creator

Bryant, Lucius A., Jr.

Source

Original letter from Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. to Germain Gerin, December 12, 1966: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.

Date Created

1966-12-12

Contributor

Buck, Texann Ivy

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. to Germain Gerin, December 12, 1966.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

143 KB

Medium

1-page typewritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Lucius A. Bryant, Jr.

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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