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Draft of Letter to Leander Holmes 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 Leander Holmes from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio,. Contact WHS at email@example.com to request permission.
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It was created on Sunday, December 6, 1846.
This is a draft of a letter written to Leander Holmes from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio. Johnson writes in response to Holmes' request to be friends. She agrees to the friendship as she believes that the "Fates" directed their inintial meeting. She goes on to talk about how a woman is to conduct herself when a man requests a correspondence. Johnson also talks about an awkward moment when another woman pressed her about her correspondence with Holmes.
Mary was daughter of one of Worthington's founders, Orange Johnson and wife Achsa (Maynard) Johnson. She married Francis Sessions on August 18, 1847. The Sessions were interested in promoting art and art instruction in Columbus. The Sessions art collection formed a basis for the Columbus Museum of Art collection.
Little is known about Leander Holmes other than he and Mary had a brief correspondence.
It covers the topic Orange Johnson House.
It covers the city Worthington.
You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.
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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.128.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1073.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 20, 2018.