Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Eleanor Wilson McAdoo writes Jessie Wilson Sayre with news from St. Mary's School, in Raleigh, NC.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




My own darling Detty

I have been trying yesterday and all of to-day to write to you, and I simply couldn't find a chance. There have been girls in the room practically all the time, and we have done nothing but talk, talk, talkall day long. It is fine seeing them all again and I am having a lovely time with them all. But, oh dear, I am so homesick, and I do so want to see you, my own darling, and everybody at home. I declare it is just awful being so far away from everybody!I had a very easy time at Washington. I just got the porter on the train to give my things to a porter on the platform and he took me right to the train. I didn't even have to go through the gate just around from one platform to another. It is alright about the telegraphing, dearie, because Mother did it from home as I thought she probably would, and Miss Thomas, Louise and Sarah Jones were all down there to meet me. The train was about forty minutes late so I had only milk and crackers for dinner but it was enough as I wasn't hungry. This morning we went horseback riding again, and oh it was such fun. I hadn't done it for so long and we had such a fine time. It is just the best fun in the world, I think.
Oh dearestDetty, how I love you and adore you, and how I wish I could be with you this minute. I love you so much, almost too much. Do take care of yourself and get rid of your cold and don't work too hard! My cold is much better. I only have a little cough. Louise and I have coughing choruses sometimes which are very beautiful. We have just put outside of our door for everyone to read—I cough, you cough
Dont cough so loud
Everybody cough when I cough
And don't cough so loud.
I must stop now, darling, as I haven't even unpacked yet! So goodbye myJetty. With all the love in my heart for you

from your devoted little sister

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McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson, 1889-1967, “Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1907 February 18, WWP17372, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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