Woodrow Wilson to Ella Young




Woodrow Wilson thanks Ella Young for her letter of condolence at the death of Ellen Axson Wilson.


Woodrow Wilson Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia




My dear Miss Young:
You must think me very indifferent to your kindness that I should have left your letter of the nineteenth of September so long unanswered. The truth is that I have felt so strongly disinclined, for reasons which I hope you will understand and sympathize with, to speak of my loss and of the dear lady who is gone that I have been weak enough in some instances, as in this one, to postpone writing even to those who I knew were her closest friends and for whom I shared her affection.
I am very much obliged to you for what you say about the picture, but I do not feel that I ought to keep the picture you speak of. I have a copy of it packed up with the things at home and I feel that you ought really to have the copy you speak of.
You may be sure that I will comply with the greatest pleasure with your request for a recent picture of Ellen. I am not thoroughly satisfied with any of them, but the one we send you is at least one of the best.
With warmest regard and appreciation,

Cordially and sincerely yours,
Woodrow Wilson

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“Woodrow Wilson to Ella Young,” 1914 December 3, WWP22730, Woodrow Wilson Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.