Manuscripts/Mixed Material [A. G. (Gus) Hartridge]
February 28, 1939.
A. G. [Hartridge?].
211 Hilderbrandt Bldg.
Rose Shepherd, Writer[?]
A. G. (GUS) HARTRIDGE, JACKSONVILLE LAWYER.
Mr. Hartridge seems very well preserved for his age. He is a rather large man, weighs 205 pounds, and is a little over six feet tall. He will reach his “three-score and ten” in May of this year, and since he retired two years ago from the active [practice?] of his profession, has been engaged in taking care of the rental service of the six-story Hilderbrandt Building, where his office is located on the second floor. We had a 3:30 appointment, and as I stepped off the elevator, he was there to greet me and conduct me to his office down the hall.
There were no loose papers on the desk where he seated himself, inviting me to take a chair on the opposite side. All around was neatness, cleanliness and order. Only a 1939 calendar, with large block figures, and no illustrations hung on the wall; there were no pictures or mirrors. A typewriter desk was to his left in the corner by the window in the western wall, the machine
On addressing him, I noticed he was slightly deaf in his left ear, but by raising my voice a little he was able to understand perfectly