Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Eleanor Wilson McAdoo writes Jessie Wilson Sayre with family news, and to wish her well on her trip to Cornish, NH.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




Darling Jetty

I am taking this opportunity, when I want Nona and the rest to have a little while alone with their Father, to write a very long delayed note to my precious sister. I am so glad for your sakes that you and Frank are together again, for my heart simply ached for you, darling. I just couldn't bear it if I had to be away one week from my husband! And you were a perfect bride about it. Helen laughs at us both—but she wouldn't if she were married, would she? I'm so glad that you had such a good time at your Conference I know your speeches were wonderful, tho' you didn't even intimate, in your letter, that they even went off well! I think it's perfectly bully that you and Frank are going up to Cornish—won't you have a bully time. Mac and I are so jealous we don't know what to do. Mac says to ask you how you dare take “our house,” without asking our permission.Doctor Grayson says that he hopes to get Mother up there by the middle of the month—around the seventeenth perhaps. But he's not mentioning it to her—because she evidently doesn't want to talk about leaving yet. She's getting better slowly, but very steadily now—we're all very happy about it. She walks in the garden on the nurse's arm and seems to enjoy it very much. She will be quite well again now before very long—We have come up here for over Sunday on a Revenue Cutter and are having a lovely time. Everything is quite O.
K—and is working out all right—I'm happy to say. But we have to leave in half and hour—thats the cause of this frightful scrawl—besides the pen is ghastly.
You don't know how I have missed you, lovely sister mine—it was so perfect to see you for a little while. I love you with all my heart—Give Frank heaps and heaps of love, bless his heart—and Mac says heaps to you both—Write me a wee note, when you get half a minute—I'm wild to hear from you—July 6th 1914


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McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson, 1889-1967, “Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1914 July 6, WWP17488, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.