Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Ellen Axson Wilson


Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Ellen Axson Wilson


Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944




1904 May 6


Margaret Wilson tells her mother she is feeling better, and has enjoyed hearing about Ellen Axson Wilson’s travels. She relates information about school including a recent power outage in the dorm.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




Darling precious Mamma

I got your sweet letter, written on the twenty-fourth, this morning. I am so glad you are having such a glorious time. I am sorry that you have been worried about Nellie's and my illness. We are both perfectly well now. I am a little discouraged because I have so much work to do, but I hope I can manage it alright. My eyes are not troubling me much. Of course they get tired, but they do not cause me to have headaches or anything like that.
Thank you dear Mamma for that other dear letter that you wrote me. I wish I were all you said I was. The frescoes must have been perfectly beautiful. I certainly I am glad you have at last seen all some of the beautiful things you know so much about.College is very quiet now and people can do better work in consequence. I am veryhappy still except that my long stay at home has spoiled me a little bit. I am crazy for June to come, for the examinations to be over, when I can go home and see all the dear ones again.
Last night about quarter after nine the electricity gave out and the building was in total darkness. Such pandemonium I have never seen. Every door opened and the girls came streaming out bumping into one another yelling at one another, and screaming with laughter. Presently those who had candles lighted them but they did not stay lighted long, for those who did not have candles pounced on the girls who did and put out their lights. I had mine put out several times. It was the funniest sight I have seen for a long time.
My music teacher says that my voice has improved because of the long rest I have had. I certainly did get a good rest. Nearly everybody else is tired and sick of work, while I am fresh and enjoy working. I am afraid I will have to close for this is the hour I had planned to practise but when I got your letter this morning I decided that I must get a letter off on the next steamer.
Please thank dear Jessie for her very interesting letter, and tell her that I am going to write to her, on Sunday.
With lots of love for the whole party especially for your dear self and dear Jessie I am,

Your loving little daughter,

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Wilson, Ellen Axson




Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944, “Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Ellen Axson Wilson,” 1904 May 6, WWP17315, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.