Ellen Axson Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Ellen comments on Jessie’s latest news from college, mentions Woodrow Wilson’s upcoming trip to Chicago.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




My darling

A little note just to say that it is all right about the class at “Mountain Lake Park.” We haven't an idea where that is, but we see that you want to go and feel that you ought, so of course we are perfectly willing.
I am glad things are getting a little clearer about the frat. resignation, but we think you should not let them delay action too long, otherwise you will be misunderstood by the college at large and the fraternity at large. It will look as if you had purposely postponed it until just as you were graduating.—Your card has just come! I am sodelighted! dear. Hurrah for the dear “team”! Splendid and how good to have it over with too! I certainly wish poor Nell was through. Your father has gone to Chicago again will be away until Tuesday night;—to speak to a Y.M.C.A. convention.
I think one or two of the committee, Mr. Pyne included are beginning to weaken about moving the house,—it is so excessively “unpopular!” So we won't worry any more about it for the present. It may die a natural death.
With heartfelt love and congratulations

Your devoted

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Wilson, Ellen Axson, “Ellen Axson Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1908 April 25, WWP17438, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.