Draft of Letter to Francis Sessions of Columbus, Ohio from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio

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Draft of Letter to Francis Sessions of Columbus, Ohio from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Draft of Letter to Francis Sessions of Columbus, Ohio from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Draft of Letter to Francis Sessions of Columbus, Ohio from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio is text, with genre letter and correspondence. Its dimensions are 8 in x 11 in. It is 2 pages long.

It was created on Tuesday, May 11, 1847.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Francis Charles Sessions, 1820-1892 and Mary Sessions (née Johnson), 1823-1919 are the Correspondents.

This is an earlier draft of a letter that was written to Francis C. Sessions of Columbus, Ohio from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio. Another draft of letter was written the day before (see Letter to Francis Sessions of Columbus, Ohio from Mary Johnson). In this draft, Mary relates her happiness and bright hope for the future as a result of her meeting with Frank on the previous Saturday evening in which he may have proposed. This draft was probably written after the letter that was begun on May 10th and continued into May 11th after an interruption of a visit from Dr. Cramer and Miss Shilds. The interruption is not mentioned in this draft.

Francis Sessions was a successful dry goods merchant in Columbus, who prospered in the wholesale wool business, invested in railroads, and eventually became founder and president of the Commercial National Bank. Francis married Mary Johnson on August 18, 1847. Mary was daughter of one of Worthington's founders, Orange Johnson and wife Achsa (Maynard) Johnson. The Sessions were interested in promoting art and art instruction in Columbus. Their art collection formed a basis for the Columbus Museum of Art collection. Francis planned upon his death for his estate to found the Sessions Academy of Fine Arts and museum to foster art education in Columbus.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.58b.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1031.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 7, 2017. It was last updated November 8, 2017.