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Letter to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from John Christian of Columbus, 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 Letter to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from John Christian of Columbus, Ohio. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created on Thursday, May 15, 1845.
This a love letter written to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from John M. Christian of Columbus, Ohio. In the letter, Christian goes on and on about how much he has missed Johnson since they last saw each other two weeks before. He talks of how much he would like to be sitting with her under the stars and talking. He teases her about not writing him. He concludes the letter by telling her that he is anxiously waiting to hear her father's answer in response to his proposal.
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.
Nothing more is known of John M. Christian other than that his brief courtship with Johnson was called off because her father disapproved.
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 2012.0005.125.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1072_001.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 20, 2018. It was last updated February 2, 2022.