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Letter to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from M.A. Moptiff of Connecticut 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 M.A. Moptiff of Connecticut. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created on Wednesday, June 28, 1837.
This letter was written to Mary Johnson of Worthington by M. A. Moptiff of Mansfield, Connecticut in response to a letter the writer had previously received from Mary. In the letter, M. A. Moptiff regrets not having a letter prepared sooner so that it could have been sent with her father who had been visiting Mansfield, CT. The writer then goes on to respond to Miss Johnson's invitation for a visit to Worthington and to share recent life events. M. A. Moptiff then sends respects to the rest of family before closing the letter.
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.
It appears from the letter as though M. A. Moptiff was a Johnson family friend or relation. Nothing else is known about M. A. Moptiff.
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 2012.0005.34.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1018.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on October 24, 2017. It was last updated November 17, 2017.