Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre


Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre


McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson, 1889-1967




1904 October 3


Eleanor Wilson McAdoo writes Jessie Wilson Sayre and Margaret A. Wilson at college, with news from Princeton


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




D Margie

I was so glad to get Margaret's darling letter and Mamma was so glad to get Jessie's.
Wasn't that exciting about going to Mrs. Purnell's. I guess you had a lovely time, didn't you?Just think its only two weeks now before the Yale game, I am getting more and more excited every minute. I do wish that you could come home to see it. Several of the girls who are away at college and boarding school are going to, and I wish you all could too.
Wasn't it nice, yesterday we beat Cornell 18–6. It was probably a very exciting game because they have a very strong team this year and we weren't at all shur sure about beating them. It was up atIthaca so we didn't see it. Next Saturday we play West Point and I know that will be exciting as they too have a very strong team.
Then Yale! and oh, dont you hope we'll beat them.
My Princeton flag came yesterday and its a perfect little beauty. Yours I mean Jessie's came too, and Mamma is going to send it to you very soon. Your's is bigger than mine, because yours is for hanging purposes and mine is for waving purposes. Yours is a perfect beauty too. (My, what a lot of “yours”) To change the subject—Last MondayMrs Birdwood and Katherine came to spend the morning with us. Of course I was at school and didn't see very much of them, except at luncheon and till the 3.40 train, which they went away on.
I think that Mrs. Birdwood is very nice and that Katharine is a perfect little darling. She was quite shy at luncheon and while she was with the grown people, but afterwards, when she was alone with me, she talked a blue streak. That's the second third one of Jessies ship-friends that I've met, and I think they're all lovely.
Well to-morrow is Duffie's long looked forward to party and next Sunday I'll tell you all about it. It is probably going to be very exciting from all accounts (I don't know whether that has two cs or not).
I'm afraid that this is neither a very long or a very interesting letter, but I really haven't a thing more to say and so I will have to close.
All of us are perfectly well and I hope so much that both you darlings are too. With lots of love to you both,


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Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933




McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson, 1889-1967, “Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1904 October 3, WWP17326, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.