Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album



Horatio Jose on Portland business opportunities, 1863

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.

View/Add Comments


Item has a transcription view a full transcription

Click the link above to download and view the PDF file. Help with PDF.

Other Information

  • 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 (cm): 25 x 19.5
  • 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
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

Print This Record

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.