Woodrow Wilson to Mahlon and Bella W. Shope




Woodrow Wilson writes Justice Mahlon Pitney and his wife to thank them for a Kirk pitcher, a wedding present.


Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York Historical Society, New York


Mr. Justice and Mrs. Pitney,

My dear Mahlon and Mrs. Pitney,

It was certainly most gracious and thoughtful of you to think of Mrs. Wilson and me in our happiness and send us the beautiful Kirk pitcher, and Mrs. Wilson accords me the privilege, which I begged, of writing to you to say how highly we value both the gift and the friendship which prompted it. It will always be for us a token of a very delightful fact, and we unite in thanks that are heartfelt and genuine.Please do not mistake this for a dictated letter. This little writing machine has for a long time been almost the only pen I ever use. With warm regards from us both,

Cordially and sincerely Yours,Woodrow Wilson

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Mahlon and Bella W. Shope,” 1915 December 31, WWP15040, Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History Woodrow Wilson Documents, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.