Draft letter to Mr. Blank 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 letter to Mr. Blank from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio. Contact WHS at email@example.com to request permission.
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It was created on Thursday, August 10, 1843.
In this draft of a letter written by Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio, Mary is preparing to respond to the request of a Mr. Blank to court her. She apologizes for taking so long to respond to his request and acknowledges that her prolonged silence may have been mistaken for acceptance; however, she rejects his request for a romantic correspondence. She leaves him with the favor of friendship.
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.
There is little known of Mr. Blank. Miss Johnson does state in the letter that they had only met briefly. This was a factor that led to her turning down his advances.
It features the person Mary Sessions (née Johnson), 1823-1919.
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 2012.0005.137a. The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1008.
The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.137a.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1008.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on September 12, 2017. It was last updated December 6, 2017.