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 precious Detty

This is just a tiny, tiny note to thank you for the beautiful pennant. It has come and it is perfectly lovely. Thank you so, so much for it dearest, sweetest sister. Everybody here thinks it is perfectly lovely too. You are so dear to give it to me. There is just five minutes before the chapel bell rings so I can only write a few words. Your letter was so sweet, Jetty, and oh I do love them so. I heard from Margie this morning and she said that she would get here Saturday night and spend Sunday. I am so excited and happy that I don't know what to do. After she leaves cChapel Hill she is coming back here to spend several days, maybe a week with me! Isn't that just splendid! Oh dear, there's the old bell. I will finish afterwards. I am so tired of going to church!......
Afternoon—What you said about loving the chapter really more than the frat. is so true and it is so comforting. But oh, Jetty, think of the opinion they will have of my sorority when they hear at home that Annie belongs to it. Because everyone in Princeton had the poorest kind of opinion of her. But there isn't any use thinking about it because there's no help for it. Im glad that I have always been fond of her, in spite of her faults, anyway—Annie told me yesterday about Wilson & Virgie. They had only heard recently.
Good-bye my own Detty—I will have to stop now and study English—my one and only thought (almost) nowadays. I will probably not be able to write till Monday, next week, because Margie stays still Monday morning. With love, love, love for my sweetest

Your devoted little sister

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McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson, 1889-1967, “Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1907 November 6, WWP17413, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.