Letter to Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from William Johnson, Her Brother, of Milan, 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 William Johnson, Her Brother, of Milan, Ohio. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created on Thursday, January 3, 1839.
This letter was written to Mary Johnson in Worthington, Ohio from William Johnson, her brother, in Milan, Ohio. Johnson begins the letter by teasing his sister about her handwriting in the previous letter she sent him. He claims that the letter was mostly illegible and asks her to take more care in writing the next one. He spends the majority of the letter talking about how his hardly gets any good food. He misses cakes, pies, and fruit. He relates a story about he and some friends finding some sweets. He then tells her of the events he has been invited to and all the fun he is having. He finishes the letter by asking her to relay to his father that he would like to stay for another term.
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.
William M. Johnson was the son of Orange and Achsa (Maynard) Johnson. He was born in 1818 and died in 1840.
It covers the city Worthington.
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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.43.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1026.
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