Local History Archive | Manuscript Collection List
A0024 – Post Office Collection, 1903-1963
Title: Post Office Collection
Date span: 1903-1963
Physical description: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Creator(s): US Post Office
Language note: English
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Terms governing use and reproduction: Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). The Boynton Beach City Library adheres to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any use of a reproduction in excess of “fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement.
Additional physical form available: None
Condition Note: Possible mold noted in ledger 1904-1905; book frozen May 2019 for three weeks.
Custodial History: Records chiefly found in collection, c. 2017, including Ameron 1903 ledger noted as donated by Richard Monahan. Post box doors donated to the Boynton Cultural Centre by Delray Beach Historical Society (2018.024), transferred 3/27/2018.
Preferred Citation: Collection title including series, box, and folder numbers, Boynton Beach City Library
Historical Note: The post office in Ameron, postmaster Freeman Griffith, was established in 24 Aug 1900 and discontinued in 3 Sep 1903, with mail posted to Boynton Beach. Richard Monahan was postmaster starting in 1962.
Scope and Content Note: Chiefly ledgers recording stamp sales, box rentals. Also a small amount of customer copies of materials.
Processing Information: Collection processed in c2017 / sms
Date of finding aid: 2019 March / gc
Account and Record Book for
Folder 1-Account and Record Book for 1903 Ameron, Dade County, Freeman Griffiths postmaster.
Folder 2-Account and Record Book Chiefly blank, except stamp inventory
Folder 3-Account and Record Book for 1904-1905 Boynton, H B Murray postmaster 24 Aug 1904, F P Harper 30 Sept 1904
Folder 4-Account and Record Book for 1909-1911 Boynton, Charles W. Pierce postmaster
Folder 5-Account and Record Book for 1912-1914 Boynton, Charles W. Pierce postmaster
Folder 6-Account and Record Book for 1914-1916 Boynton, Charles W. Pierce postmaster
Folder 7-Account and Record Book for 1916-1917 Boynton, Charles W. Pierce postmaster
Folder 8-Money Orders, 1922-1925
Folder 9-US Government Forms, 1912-1970
Folder 10-Newsclippings, 1962-1963
Folder 11-Photographs, copy photo 1943
Folder 12-Programs from Events photocopy of 1963
7-Post Office Box doors