Guide to the Charles H. Bartholomew Postmaster Letterpress Book MS 232
Finding aid prepared by Amanda HughesCollection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.
San Diego History Center Document CollectionDecember 11, 2012
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
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.
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.
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.
This collection is open for research.
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Charles H. Bartholomew Postmaster Letterpress Book, MS 232, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.
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.
Accession number 920929B.
Many pages are faded and illegible. Some pages are torn. Preservation copy of page 122 in Finding Aid folder. (December 11, 2012)
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.
San Diego (Calif.)