Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Horatio Nelson Jose, a Portland businessman and former quartermaster of the 12th Maine Regiment, wrote to his friend Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, military governor of Louisiana and former commander of the 12th Maine, about the booming business opportunities in Portland.
Jose wrote, "At the present time Portland appears to be in a very prosperous condition. I think it never has increased so much in business & population in any one year as the present."
Jose discussed opportunities in banking and railroads, and told Shepley he had been buying up land and saw possibilities for the city's expansion.
About This Item
- Title: Horatio Jose on Portland business opportunities, 1863
- Creator: Jose, Horatio N.
- Creation Date: 1863-11-09
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Boston, New Orleans, Portland, Worcester
- County: Cumberland
- State: LA, MA, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 25 cm x 19.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 3/8
- Collection: George F. Shepley papers
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Preble Street (Portland, Me.)
- Congress Street (Portland, Me.)
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Venture capital--Maine--Portland
- Shepley, George Foster, 1819-1878--Correspondence
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1864). Company G
- Business enterprises--Maine--Portland
- Real estate development--Maine--Portland
- Shepley, George F.
- Jose, Horatio Nelson
- Thornton, Charles G.
- Clark, Col.
- Washburn, Israel
- Brown, John Bundy
- Business ventures
- Investment opportunities
- National Bank of Portland
- Portland and Kennebec Railroad
- Preble House
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