Receipt for Five Cases of Art Shipped from Italy Via S.S. Acadia, Purchased by Francis Sessions 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 Receipt for Five Cases of Art Shipped from Italy Via S.S. Acadia, Purchased by Francis Sessions. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created on Monday, October 30, 1882.
This is a receipt for five cases of art that were purchased by Francis Sessions and shipped from Italy to New York via the S.S. Acadia. The receipt is dated October 30, 1882. The receipt provides an itemized list of charges for packing, transporting, gallery fees, postage, certificates, etc. for a total cost of $1860.50.
Francis Sessions was a successful dry goods merchant in Columbus, who prospered in the wholesale wool business, invested in railroads, and eventually became founder and president of the Commercial National Bank. Francis married Mary Johnson on August 18, 1847. Mary was daughter of one of Worthington's founders, Orange Johnson and wife Achsa (Maynard) Johnson. 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. Francis planned upon his death for his estate to found the Sessions Academy of Fine Arts and museum to foster art education in Columbus.
It features the organization Columbus Museum of Art.
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 2012.0005.15. The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0993.
The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.15.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0993.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on June 12, 2017. It was last updated October 13, 2017.