Letter to Mary Johnson 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 of Worthington, Ohio from Elizabeth Beckwith of Somerset, Ohio. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created on Saturday, December 21, 1839.
This letter was written to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from Elizabeth Beckwith of Somerset, Ohio. Beckwith was a friend and classmate of Johnson's at Miss Marsh's academy before moving to Somerset. In this particular letter, Beckwith worries that Johnson has forgotten her because it has been so long since Beckwith has been able to write. She inquires about several old friends and asks Johnson to ask each friend to write her as well. She also remembers Johnson's mother, Achsa, being so kind to her and asks Johnson to thank her. Before closing, Beckwith asks Johnson to visit.
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.
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.
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 2012.0005.39.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1024.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 2, 2017. It was last updated November 3, 2017.