Letter to Mary Johnson and Caroline Griswold of Worthington, Ohio from Elizabeth Beckwith of Somerset, Ohio

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Letter to Mary Johnson and Caroline Griswold of Worthington, Ohio from Elizabeth Beckwith of Somerset, 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 Letter to Mary Johnson and Caroline Griswold of Worthington, Ohio from Elizabeth Beckwith of Somerset, Ohio. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Letter to Mary Johnson and Caroline Griswold of Worthington, Ohio from Elizabeth Beckwith of Somerset, Ohio is text, with genre letter and correspondence. Its dimensions are 8 in x 11 in. It is 2 pages long.

It was created on Sunday, July 26, 1840.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Mary Sessions (née Johnson), 1823-1919, Emily Beckwith and Caroline Griswold are the Correspondents.

This short letter was written to Mary Johnson and Caroline Griswold of Worthington, Ohio from Emily Beckwith of Somerset, Ohio. In this short letter, Beckwith ensures Johnson and Griswold that she has not forgotten them and invites them to visit her in Somerset. She talks about new chicks hatching and what fun she is having in Somerset.

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. Francis planned upon his death for his estate to found the Sessions Academy of Fine Arts and museum to foster art education in Columbus.

Little is known of Emily Beckwith other than what can be learned from her correspondence with Mary Johnson. They wrote several letters back and forth.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.38.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1023.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on October 31, 2017. It was last updated December 5, 2017.