Letter to Achsa Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from “CP”


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Letter to Achsa Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from “CP” 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 Achsa Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from “CP”. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Letter to Achsa Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from “CP” is text, with genre letter and correspondence. Its dimensions are 11 in. x 8.5 in..

It was created on Sunday, April 21, 1844.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Achsa Johnson (née Maynard), 1791-1882 is the Correspondent.

This letter was written to Mrs. (Achsa) Johnson from a friend, "C.P." C.P. is writing to inform Mrs. Johnson that William has been associating with a female of questionable morals referred to only as C. L.. In the letter it is suggested that both C.P. and Achsa have had rather poor experiences with this girl; therefore, C.P. wanted to make it known that William has been seen with the "snake in the grass" but that it is not clear what his intentions are with her. It is unclear whether "William" refers to Achsa and Orange Johnson's son, William, or to Cousin William.

Achsa Johnson was born Achsa Maynard on April 7, 1791. She was the daughter of Moses Maynard. In 1815, she married Orange Johnson (b. February 7, 1790 - d. November 28, 1876), a comb maker by trade from Connecticut. The comb business was very successful, and Achsa and Orange moved into their home at 956 High Street in 1816. They had three children, but only one, Mary, survived into adulthood. The family moved to Columbus in 1847, when their daughter married Francis Sessions.

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

It features the person Achsa Johnson (née Maynard), 1791-1882.

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 2012.0005.144.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1010.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on September 12, 2017. It was last updated November 17, 2017.