Letter to Orange & Achsa Johnson, Visiting Mansfield, Connecticut from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio

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Letter to Orange & Achsa Johnson, Visiting Mansfield, Connecticut from Mary Johnson of Worthington, 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 Orange & Achsa Johnson, Visiting Mansfield, Connecticut from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Letter to Orange & Achsa Johnson, Visiting Mansfield, Connecticut from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio is text, with genre letter and correspondence. Its dimensions are 8.5 in. x 11 in.. It is 3 pages long.

It was created on Monday, May 6, 1844.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. Orange Johnson, 1790-1876, Achsa Johnson (née Maynard), 1791-1882 and Mary Sessions (née Johnson), 1823-1919 are the Correspondents.

This letter was written to Orange and Achsa Johnson who were visiting Mansfield, Connecticut from their daughter, Mary Johnson. Johnson writes to inform her parents of the household news while they have been away. First, she states how much she is enjoying being the"matron and mistress of the household." She goes on to discuss some business transactions that have taken place and that there was some discrepancy about payment and she informed the customers that they would have to wait to settle matters until her parents returned. Johnson then relates her feelings about the new housemaid and suggests that her parents bring back a gift for the housemaid to inspire her to be more motivated. Lastly, she discusses the state of the farm, commenting on the sheep, corn and the apple orchard.

Orange Johnson (b. February 7, 1790 - d. November 28, 1876), was a comb maker by trade from Connecticut. Johnson migrated to Ohio in 1814, attracted to the Worthington Manufacturing Company, friends and family.

Achsa Johnson was born Achsa Maynard on April 7, 1791. She was the daughter of Moses Maynard. In 1815, she married Orange Johnson (b. February 7, 1790 - d. November 28, 1876) a comb maker by trade from Connecticut.

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.

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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.109.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1052.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 9, 2018. It was last updated February 8, 2018.