It was created on Monday, November 30, 1846.
This letter was written to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from L.S. (Leander) Holmes of Marion, Ohio. In the letter, Holmes makes his initial request to begin a correspondence with Johnson. He is hoping to become a potential suitor despite acknowledging that he has heard that she is currently engaged.
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 city Worthington.
You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.
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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.108.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1051_001.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on December 17, 2017. It was last updated February 1, 2022.