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Mr. and Mrs. J.A. King
Rev. Gerard M. Landrey, S.J.
Salt Lake City, UT
This stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the settlement of Utah. In 1847, Brigham Young led a group of Morman pioneers who settled the area. It features Young's now famous phrase, "This must be the place." First day covers are envelopes or postcards with a stamp canceled on the first day the stamp is available for purchase and use. Often the postmark is a special pictorial cancellation indicating the city and date of issue. First day covers often include a "cachet" or illustration on the envelope that explains or compliments the stamp.
Father Gerard M. Landrey was born in Boston, MA in 1902 to Joseph and Elizabeth Landrey. He received a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Boston College and a Master's degree from College of the Holy Cross. He earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Weston College, now part of Boston College. As a chemistry and mathematics teacher, he was among the first faculty at Fairfield Prep in 1942-1943. In 1950, he joined the faculty of Fairfield University to teach Chemistry. In 1953 he left Fairfield to teach chemistry at Boston College. Father Landrey died in 1995 in Weston, MA.
First Day Cover
Envelope with stamp; addresses typed; blank notecard inside; 3 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.
Rev. Gerard M. Landrey, S.J. First Day Cover Collection
Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections
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Landrey, Gerard M. S.J., "Settlement of Utah" (1947). Rev. Gerard M. Landrey, S.J. First Day Cover Collection. 99.