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.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney concerning Dabney’s interests of Mr. Davis.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for his praise in an article Dabney published.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about turning down Mr. Williams.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about corporate lawyers.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding his recommendation for Stuart Gibboney.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about filling appointments with his recommendations.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for his letter.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for his letter about Bernard Mann.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for information from Seattle, Washington.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about considering papers Dabney sent.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about his trip to Staunton and the speech he gave.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson and Ellen Axson Wilson send a telegram to Richard Heath Dabney saying they are unable to stop in Charlottesville.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney concerning his trip to Staunton, Virginia.

Joseph P. Tumulty to Richard Heath Dabney
Joseph P. Tumulty replies to Richard Heath Dabney concerning William Scott.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney saying that he will consider Dabney's recommendations for appointments.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding recommendations for office.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about accepting recommendations.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney hoping to visit soon.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson wrties to Richard Heath Dabney about not campaigning while Theodore Roosevelt recovers from a shooting.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding his standing in Virginia.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson replies to Richard Heath Dabney concerning recommendations for office seekers.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson replieds to Richard Heath Dabney regarding Wilson’s nomination for President.

John Randolph Bolling to Richard Heath Dabney
John Randolph Bolling writes to Richard Heath Dabney, regarding Edith Bolling Wilson’s receipt of Dabney’s article.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding politics and general public disinterest in the electorate.

Edith Bolling Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Edith Bolling Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, regarding his manuscript.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding the pension issue and offers his sympathy for Dabney’s loss.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for birthday wishes.

Ellen Axson Louise Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Ellen Axson Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about copying a letter about Woodrow Wilson’s pension for her.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, declining to sit for an artist.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney expressing sympathy for the loss of his daughter, Lucy.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for his continual trust and friendship.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding the poll of the Virginia Congressmen.

William Howard Taft to Richard Heath Dabney
William Howard Taft writes to Richard Heath Dabney, declining to speak at the Univeristy of Virginia.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for sending him Richard Henry Wilson’s letter.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about speaking in Richmond.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, regarding the promotion of Corporal Charles W. Strickling.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about Southern politics.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, declining the request to appoint Rutledge for West Point military academy.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney discussing political strategy.

Macchi di Cellere to Richard Heath Dabney
Italian Ambassador Macchi di Cellereso assures Richar Heath Dabney that he will arrange Lieutenant Roselli’s leave as requested.

William Phillips to Woodrow Wilson
William Phillips writes to Woodrow Wilson, regarding an extension of Lieutenant Bruno Roselli’s leave in America.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, enclosing a letter from William Phillips, Assistant Secretary of State.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes Richard Heath Dabney regarding his political enemies and the Graduate College controversy at Princeton University.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, regarding Bruno Roselli’s speeches in the United States.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for his help on the “Staunton Letter.”

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, regarding the giving of Mr. Strickling’s letter to the Secretary of War.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson hopes to meet the wishes of the Bryans by going to Richmond.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, expressing his opinion of the People’s Council.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, regarding the discharge of Andrew A. Hawkins from the service.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Open appointment at Princeton University; Woodrow Wilson denies interest in politics at present time.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, regarding Hawkins and the Navy.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow WIlson tells his friend Richard Heath Dabney that he was offered the presidency of the University of Virginia.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding possible appointment of John Thompson Brown to Federal Board for Vocational Education.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for his attendance at Wilson’s inauguration as President of Princeton University and discusses the University of Virginia presidency.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for his letter.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson congratulates Richard Heath Dabney on his wedding.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, regarding his address to Congress.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson’s letter of recommendation for his friend, history professor, Richard Heath Dabney.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, thanking him for his continued support.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson discusses his work at Princeton University and his writing plans with his friend Richard Heath Dabney.

Newton Diehl Baker to Woodrow Wilson
Newton D. Baker writes to Woodrow Wilson, regarding the issue of John B. Jenkins, Jr., and his discharge from the National Guard service.

Joseph P. Tumulty to Richard Heath Dabney
Joseph P. Tumulty writes to Richard Heath Dabney, regarding his interest in John B, Jenkins, Jr. and enclosing a letter from Newton D. Baker to Woodrow Wilson.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson sends his condolences to his friend Richard Heath Dabney on the death of his wife and child and comments on Dabney's appointment to teach history at the University of Virginia.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney about considering Hampson Gary for a position in the State Department.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson congratulates his friend Richard Heath Dabney on his upcoming wedding and thoughts on marriage.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding guardsman, Jenkins.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson expresses his sorrow over his mother’s death to his friend Richard Heath Dabney.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for his letter.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson advises his friend Richard Heath Dabney on his teaching career.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabeny for his message.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson discusses a possible job opening at Bryn Mawr University for his friend Richard Heath Dabney.

Albert Sidney Burleson to Woodrow Wilson
Albert Sidney Burleson writes to Woodrow Wilson regarding the post office in Brook Hill, VIrginia.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding a change in mail service.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson compliments his friend Richard Heath Dabney’s aunt's book and offers him a teaching assistant position at Bryn Mawr University.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney expressing regret for not being able to see him and commends the closeness of his guess regarding the German note.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson congratulates his friend Richard Heath Dabney on his engagement and prospects for a teaching position in history at the University of Virginia.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for his support.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson recommends that his friend Richard Heath Dabney accept a teaching position at Bryn Mawr University.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding having Mr. Powell play at the White House.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson asks his friend Richard Heath Dabney about a teaching position at Indiana University, writing plans and for his opinion on a plan for studying in Germany.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks RIchard Heath Dabney for his congratulations on Wilson’s engagement to Edith Bolling Gelt Wilson.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson describes his early married life and his feelings about his book, Congressional Government, to his friend Richard Heath Dabney.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for his letter.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson discusses the publication of Congressional Government and his acceptance of a teaching position at Bryn Mawr with his friend, Richard Heath Dabney.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for notifying him about an article.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson tells his friend, Richard Heath Dabney, about his disappointment about graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and his engagement to Ellen Louise Axson.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney, declining comment on Raleigh Minor’s manuscript to avoid appearance of sanction.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to his friend, Richard Heath Dabney, about his decision to leave the law and study history and political science at Johns Hopkins University.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for condolences on the death of Ellen Axson Wilson.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson discusses his studies and address to the Tariff Commission with his friend Richard Heath Dabney.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney reagarding the appointment of a man named Taylor in the Navy.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Wodorow Wilson asks his friend Richard Heath Dabney about debate contest results at the University of Virginia and talks about his social life.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding Hampson Gary for ambassador to Persia.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson asks his friend Richard Heath Dabney about debate competition at the University of Virginia.

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

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Wodorow Wilson writes his friend Richard Heath Dabney about studying law at home.

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney to Richard Heath Dabney
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney sends a telegram to Richard Heath Dabney promoting the Richmond Federal Reserve branch.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes to Richard Heath Dabney regarding Richmond Federal Reserve branch.

Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney
Woodrow Wilson writes his friend Richard Heath Dabney that he misses his friends at the University of Virginia Law School.
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