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Letter to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from E. Bailey, of North Fork, Kentucky 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 Letter to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from E. Bailey, of North Fork, Kentucky. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created on Monday, February 12, 1844.
This letter was written to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from E. Bailey of North Fork, Kentucky. Johnson receives and unexpected letter from Bailey, a young man she had met the previous winter. Bailey writes in hopes of starting a correspondence. He explains that at the time of their meeting, Johnson had had another man wanting to correspond with her. This man (no name was given) had been a friend of his, and he did not want to be in his way. He ends the letter by giving some idea of his standing in society, in case Johnson were to hesitate in replying.
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.
It covers the topic Orange Johnson House.
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 2012.0005.95.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1078_001.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 23, 2018. It was last updated February 2, 2022.