Unsigned Draft of Letter to Leander Holmes of Chicago, Illinois from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio

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Unsigned Draft of Letter to Leander Holmes of Chicago, Illinois from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio is text, with genre letter and correspondence. Its dimensions are 14 in. x 8.5 in..

It was created on Saturday, November 14, 1846.

Mary Sessions (née Johnson), 1823-1919 is the Correspondent.

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 covers the topics Orange Johnson House, history and Worthington history.

It features the person Mary Sessions (née Johnson), 1823-1919.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.131.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on September 8, 2017. It was last updated September 12, 2017.