Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Margaret Axson Wilson tells her sister of her travel schedule to Chapel Hill and various items of social news.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




Dearest Jetty

I shall see you soon, dearest, for I am going to start to Chapel Hill on the seventh of October November and spend that night in Baltimore. I want to spend it at Mrs Swindell's, so that I can be with you all of the time instead of having to go over toCousin Mary's after dinner. I shall write to Mrs Swindell after I have to decided to stay there.
I am so glad, dear heart, that you don't have to go to the Convention. I am so sorry, dear, that your last year at college should be such a disturbing one. I hope that your constant worrying is not making your studies much harder.Katherine Stockton and Mr Wardlaw Miles are engaged to be married! Isn't that perfectly lovely? I am so glad that that darling girl is going to be married and also that she is going to marry such a splendid man. It is an ideal match. I never in my life have heard such lovely things since about a girl by so many people as are being said about Katherine. His friends are as delighted as her's. The whole town is rejoicing over it. At the golf club dance the other night they danced together, looking supremely and deeply happy. Katherine is sweeter than ever and her eyes are as bright as stars.
We lost our first important game yesterday. Cornell beat us six to five! Isn't that a shame?I had a perfect time at the dance, danced every single dance. The Elm club dance was delightful too.
Did Nellie give you your hat that I forgot to send?My Sunday school scholars disgraced me this morning by going off into the giggles while Mr Magie was talking. I tried to look solemn and disapproving, and instead broke into a broad grin which pleased them mightily! I shall have to learn to controll my face. You remember I used to have so much trouble being solemn when we were hazing the freshmen. When is pledge day. And how have you avoided the rushing? Would you mind writing me a tiny note if you have time?Poor dear Mother is really suffering dreadfully with her foot. The doctor said that absolutely the only way she could can cure it is by relieving it of her weight, by lying down all day. So she has stayed in bed part of every day for several days but it the rest relieves her only after hours in bed and the relief is entirely undone gone the minute she gets up.Jessie dear please please tell me in your next letter what has become of Mary White. I have not heard from her since my last letter which was early in September. I haven't time to write to her as I should, but I am a good deal worried by her silence.
Dear I must stop and write to little Nell.
Good night sweetheart—I am,

Your devoted sister,

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Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944, “Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1907 October 28, WWP17409, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.