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Letter to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Oh from S. M. Tucker of Parkersburg, Virginia 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 of Worthington, Oh from S. M. Tucker of Parkersburg, Virginia. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created on Tuesday, May 8, 1849.
This letter was written to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from an old classmate at the Female Seminary School, S. M. Tucker, of Parkersburg, Virginia. Tucker describes her trip from Columbus to Parkersburg via stage and steamboat. She goes into detail about the scenery. She talks about teaching at seminary and suggests Johnson come for summer term. She assures Johnson that the cost will be much the same as in Worthington and the other girls are interesting enough. Throughout the letter, she remarks on the enslaved people in her new home. Tucker also mentions a few of their mutual friends such as Caroline Griswold.
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.
Nothing is known of S. M. Tucker other than that she was a student at the Female Seminary. This appears to be the only letter written between the two women.
It covers the topic Orange Johnson House.
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 2012.0005.124.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1071_001.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 20, 2018. It was last updated February 2, 2022.