John Martin telegram on returning home, Portland, 1870

Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum


John Martin (1823-1904) sent a telegram from Portland to "Mess. Wood.Bishop and Co." in Bangor on April 23, 1870 reporting that he had his "discharge and pay" and was returning to Bangor.

Martin, an accountant, began working for Wood Bishop & Co., a foundry, in 1867. He probably was on business for the firm in Portland. He asked that they inform his wife, Clara Cary Martin, of his impending return.

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  • Title: John Martin telegram on returning home, Portland, 1870
  • Creator: Martin, John
  • Creation Date: 1870-04-23
  • Subject Date: 1870-04-23
  • Locations:
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
    • Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.5 cm x 13.6 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1972; 1997.16.2; loose
  • Object Type: Text

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