Ellen Axson Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Ellen Axson Wilson sends Jessie her lingerie waists and tells he she will have to find her own shoemaker in Baltimore.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




My darling

The little box with your lingerie waists and a few things that you left in the wash went yesterday. I am very glad you liked the hat,—I thought it perfectly charming!This is a hurried note chiefly to say that I can get no answer from Bickle so you will have to find another “surgical shoemaker” there. Ask Mr. Welsh to tell you (or find out for you) where to go; and try to do it at once, dear, for you ct certainly must have shoes with the spring in the sole. I am at my wits end where to get shoes for myself.
Poor Margaret had a great disappointment this morning. After waiting all this time Miss Sylvan writes that she is so busy she can't got to Phila. at all! I came down to breakfast to find M. crying over it,—and I think I cried a bit myself too! We have now decided that she must go to Balt. once a month; stay over night and so get two lessons;—so she is rather happy again. Do you think you could arrange for her to spend those nights with you? Please see if the matron will consent,—otherwise she will go to Cousin Mary's. But it would be delightful for her to have one night a month with you & her college friends.—By the way, I think Helen Armor was charming and beautiful. Margaret is having a beautiful time & looks happier and prettier than I ever saw her.
With a heartfull of love, Your devoted


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Wilson, Ellen Axson, “Ellen Axson Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1906 November 2, WWP17350, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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