Holman Melcher mayoral address, Portland, 1890

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Holman Melcher (1841-1905) hand wrote remarks to make at his second inauguration as mayor of Portland in 1890. He served as mayor for two terms, 1889 and 1890.

Melcher, a native of Topsham, was a wholesale grocer. He was active in various civic groups, including Civil War veterans' organizations. He enlisted in the 20th Maine as a corporal in August 1862, interrupting his studies at the Maine State Seminary (later Bates College).

He was promoted to sergeant major, lieutenant and captain, and breveted as a major.

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About This Item

  • Title: Holman Melcher mayoral address, Portland, 1890
  • Creator: Melcher, Holman Staples
  • Creation Date: 1890
  • Subject Date: 1890
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 28 cm x 21 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1649
  • Collection: Holman Melcher scrapbook
  • Object Type: Text

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