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Guide to the Charles H. Bartholomew Postmaster Letterpress Book MS 232
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  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Arrangement
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Charles H. Bartholomew Postmaster Letterpress Book
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 232
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1915 December-1916 November
    Abstract: 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.
    creator: Bartholomew, Charles H.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    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.

    Arrangement

    The collection is a single volume with an index at the front. The documents in the body of the book are arranged chronologically on numbered pages.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Preferred Citation

    Charles H. Bartholomew Postmaster Letterpress Book, MS 232, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Amanda Hughes on December 11, 2012.
    Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession number 920929B.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Many pages are faded and illegible. Some pages are torn. Preservation copy of page 122 in Finding Aid folder. (December 11, 2012)

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of a letterpress book containing copies of letters and other various records from December 1915 through November 1916. An alphabetical index is at the front of the book. The letters record various administrative subjects such as mail classification issues, circulation handling, appointment and promotions and other human resources matters.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bartholomew, Charles H.
    United States Postal Service.
    Correspondence
    Postal service
    Postmasters
    San Diego (Calif.)