Unsigned Draft of Letter to Leander Holmes of Chicago, Illinois 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 Unsigned Draft of Letter to Leander Holmes of Chicago, Illinois from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created on Saturday, November 14, 1846.
This is a draft of a letter that Mary Johnson wrote to a potential suitor, Leander Holmes, where she is working out her response to his surprise letter requesting that they begin a correspondence. She talks about how his request is slightly inappropriate because they have never met. She then goes on to accept his request and invites him to visit Worthington some day so that they can have a formal meeting with her family.
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 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 2012.0005.131. The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1006.
The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.131.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1006.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on September 8, 2017. It was last updated October 13, 2017.