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Letter to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from Damaris Solomon of Columbus, 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 of Worthington, Ohio from Damaris Solomon of Columbus, Ohio. Contact WHS at email@example.com to request permission.
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It was created on Thursday, December 23, 1841.
In this brief letter written to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from Damaris Solomon of Columbus, Ohio, Solomon laments not hearing from Johnson. She writes that she believed them to be better friends than Johnson must have considered them. She hopes this is not the case and wants to visit soon. She goes on to say that worries that she will not have a place to stay during her visit because she has lost many of her old friends since leaving Worthington. She ends the letter by asking Johnson to send her apologies to Caroline Griswold, a mutual friend, for not writing.
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.
Damaris Solomon was a long-time friend of Mary's from the Worthington Female Seminary school.
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 2012.0005.123.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1060_001.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 17, 2018. It was last updated February 2, 2022.