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Guide to the Charles H. Bartholomew Postmaster Letterpress Book MS 232
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Description
This collection consists of a letterpress book belonging to Charles H. Bartholomew, Post Master General for San Diego, containing administrative correspondence dating from December 1915 through November 1916.
Background
Charles H. Bartholomew was born in 1867 in Unadilla, New York and first came to San Diego in 1888. Upon arriving in San Diego he worked as a grape picker in El Cajon and eventually joined the Post Office as an Assistant Postal Clerk. In 1908, he was appointed Postmaster and held the post until his retirement in 1917. Bartholomew was also active in several civic projects including the Panama-California Exposition and the further development of Balboa Park. In 1917, he ran an unsuccessful mayoral campaign against George Marston.
Extent
1.0 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.