Letter to Achsa Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from Francis Sessions in Exeter, New Hampshire

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Letter to Achsa Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from Francis Sessions in Exeter, New Hampshire 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 Francis Sessions in Exeter, New Hampshire. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Letter to Achsa Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from Francis Sessions in Exeter, New Hampshire is text, with genre letter and correspondence. Its dimensions are 8 in. x 11 in.. It is 3 pages long.

It was created on Monday, September 8, 1856.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Achsa Johnson (née Maynard), 1791-1882 and Francis Charles Sessions, 1820-1892 are the Correspondents.

This letter was writen to Achsa Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from Francis Sessions in Exeter, New Hampshire. Sessions writes to tell Johnson about the visit he and her daughter are having with his relatives in New England. The apologizes that they had not written sooner. He talks of different relatives and the weather. He asks if she has been well. He also talks of some people who may be coming to Columbus soon. One is a prospective minister for Columbus.

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.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.126.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1061.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 17, 2018. It was last updated January 18, 2018.