Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Margaret Wilson asks Jessie Wilson Sayre about her school examinations.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




Dearest little Jetty

We were so glad to get your last sweet letter. I do hope, darling, that you are getting along alright in your ex's I am sure you are. Even if you don't pass that horrid old Chemistry. I am sure you will, you will pass the other tests and exam and get through the course.
Now, dear I want to ask you something. Mr Myers told me, at a dinner night before last, that he read in the Baltimore Sun that you had passed the highest examinations in the sophomore class last year. I am simply wild to hear if it is true, not that I don't think that it is most likely to be true, but it does seem strange to me that you did not tell us, if it is true. Please in your next letter tell us about it. I know that little Jetty is perfectly able to do such a wonderful thing, but I didn't know that the college ever published such things.
Well, dearest J, I will see you next Monday afternoon. I hope that you have not seen the Dean, for I have decided that after all it would be a nervy thing to ask him to let me visit in the hall so often without paying anything. I have written to Cousin Mary also to ask her to let me stay there next Monday night. I am crazy to see you “dearest loveliest” Jessie. I hope that Cousin Mary really wants to see me, and that the girls will want be happy to see me. I have an awful fear that they will not be as joyous as I expect them to be. Tell Mary W that I was made radiantly happy by her letter, and that I hope to see her in Baltimore Monday. I will go straight from the train, which I have not yet decided on, to Cousin Mary's to lunch, thence to my lesson, and thence I will hie me up to the college to see all you dear girls.
I am still having the time of my life. By the way I never told you about the cook business. Mother got a nice looking cook from Philadel New York, who turned out not to be as nice as she looks. She quarrelled with Anna & Katie dreadfully. So Mother decided partly because of her temper and partly because of her temporariness, (she has a husband in New York and was just trying being away from him as an experiment) decided to take a cook that was recommended to her in Phila., who is more certain to stay. I am to meet her at 1 o'clock to-day, as the other left yesterday.
I am the cook-meeter. I met the other in the pouring rain. I do hope this one turns out better. Then dear Mother's troubles will be at an end.
Today my new blue velvet suit came or rather velvetina a very fine velveteen. It is a perfect beauty. I also have a blue and green plaid suit that is very stylish and becoming. My hat is going to be something like yours, long felt hat with velvet around the crown, and a long white ostrich plume. I am going to wear my suit this afternoon at a tea that Mr MacDonald, a preceptor, is giving in his room in Patton Hall. The Gilmore dance at the inn is tonight. Little Maggie is scared stiff. Mr Y Myers said that he was scared stiff. Mr Robins is going to take care of me, and I am going to introduce Mr Myers around. Tomorrow, did I tell you, I am going to New-York to Yonkers to stay all night with Fräulein, then Sat. I am going to the Boston Symphony in New York with Fräulein. Father and Mother are going to New Yorkto-morrow on a different train to go the play tomorrow a night and Sat. afternoon, King Lear and Cymbeline. I come back at 5. on Sat., Mother after the play Father Monday morning. Isn't that a funny program all around? Well dear I am stealing precious minutes from a busy day, so I must stop. Auf wiedersehen liebchen Love for the girls and your sweet self.


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Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944, “Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1906 November 8, WWP17353, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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