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Letter to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from Rachel S. Connell 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 Rachel S. Connell of Columbus, Ohio. Contact WHS at email@example.com to request permission.
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It was created on Monday, January 20, 1845.
In this letter, written to Mary Johnson Sessions of Worthington, Ohio from Rachel S. Connell of Columbus, Ohio, Rachel tells of all of the parties that she has attended and insists that Mary plan another visit to Columbus. She teases Mary about life in Worthington being more exciting than Columbus. Then Rachel updates Mary on mutual acquaintances that she has seen around town. She tells Mary that everyone she meets just raves about what a wonderful person Mary is. She talks about illnesses that have befallen their friends. She asks Mary to write soon.
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.
Nothing else is known of Rachel S. Connell.
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 2012.0005.36.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1021.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on October 31, 2017. It was last updated December 5, 2017.