University of Virginia Woodrow Wilson Letters

Creator

Richard Heath Dabney

Date

1881-1926

Description

Wilson writes to Dabney, his former University of Virginia classmate (and later history professor at the University) regarding his life after ill health forced him to discontinue his studies. Of interest are twenty letters, 1881-1889, written after Wilson left the University of Virginia. In them he discusses his law studies, health, the University, the Jefferson Society, fellow students including future University of Virginia professor Charles Kent, impressions of Johns Hopkins and Bryn Mawr, his early writings, marriage, history, and politics. Later letters are shorter and more conventional in content, but contain occasional allusions to public affairs and the presidency. The collection also contains one letter from Wilson to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors recommending the hiring of Dabney as a professor. In addition to the letters from Wilson, the collection contains letters or telegrams from Ellen A. Wilson, Edith Bolling Wilson, Newton Baker, John Randolph Bolling, A. S. Burleson, Assistant Secretary of State William Phillips, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, William Howard Taft, J. P. Tumulty and the Italian ambassador. Most of these letters concern issues that Dabney brought to Wilson's attention.

Publisher

University of Virginia Library, Special Collections

Subject

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924--Correspondence

Contributor

University of Virginia Library, Special Collections

Format

3 boxes, 11 folders, 1 binder scanned documents

Language

English

Collection Items

Woodrow Wilson to Henry S. Pritchett
Woodrow Wilson asks Henry S. Prichett to file letters for reference at the next Executive Committee.

Woodrow Wilson to David E. Friend
Woodrow Wilson answers David E. Friend’s letter recommending various sources for reference and research.

Woodrow Wilson to Hans CG Von Jagemann
Woodrow Wilson thanks Hans CG von Jagemann for his compliments on his recent book.

Woodrow Wilson to Henry M. Alden
Woodrow Wilson sends Henry Alden the third volume of his biography of George Washington.

Woodrow Wilson to Henry M. Alden
Woodrow Wilson acknowledges receipt of payment for the first and second articles on George Washington for the Magazine from Henry Alden.

Woodrow Wilson to Henry M. Alden
Woodrow Wilson acknowledges receipt of “The Barons of the Potomac and Rapahannock,” and thanks Henry Alden for sending it as it is proving significant in his research. He continues work on his second paper.

Woodrow Wilson to Henry M. Alden
Woodrow Wilson tells Henry Alden that Mr. Pyle is looking over a copy of his manuscript. He also thanks him for loaning him the Byrd from the Columbia College for two weeks.

Woodrow Wilson to John D. Adams
Woodrow Wilson writes to John D. Adams about illustrations for his upcoming publication.

Woodrow Wilson to Daniel C. Heath
Woodrow Wilson tells Daniel Heath that he intended that none of the Nation’s notice of “The State” be used rather than all of it.

Woodrow Wilson to Daniel C. Heath
Woodrow Wilson writes to Daniel Heath concerning a circular regarding the “State.” He also asks about book sales.

Woodrow Wilson to Horace E. Scudder
Woodrow Wilson sends Horace E. Scudder a copy of his address asking for his perspective.

Woodrow Wilson to Robert S. Barrett
Woodrow Wilson tells Robert S. Barrett that he and Mrs. Wilson will not be able to attend the annual meeting of the Virginia Press Association.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson congratulates Richard Heath Dabney on the birth of his daughter.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson sends a telegram to Richard Heath Dabney with an invitation to dinner.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney concerning the recommendation of Mr. Burke for a postmaster position.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about promotions and the current situation in Mexico.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding Dabney’s recommendation of Mr. Burks for a postmaster position.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney concerning Wilson’s rejection of Louis Aylett as postmaster of Richmond, Virginia.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney in regard to Lewis Aylett and the postmaster of Richmond, Virginia, position.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about promotions and the current situation in Mexico.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding Dabney’s recommendation of Mr. Burks for a postmaster position.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney concerning Wilson’s rejection of Louis Aylett as postmaster of Richmond, Virginia.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney in regard to Lewis Aylett and the postmaster of Richmond, Virginia, position.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney concerning his recommendation of Lewis Aylett for postmaster at Richmond, Virginia.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about considering his recommendations for posts.
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