Helen Woodrow Bones to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Helen updates Jessie on Mary’s and Ellen’s health.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University





Mary is getting along so well that the doctor thinks he may be able to bring her home this coming Wednesday; wouldn't that be wonderful! It seems to me her case is a record-breaker—for it was a serious one,; and the best the doctor promised was to get her back in ten days' time. Your mother—poor darling!—says she envies her; she would be willing to suffer a lot of pain to get well as fast as Mary is doing.
She, your mother, is getting on, though. She has days of feeling pretty well discouraged but the doctor says she will have ups and downs for some time.Cousin Lucy and Mary were as delighted over your great news as I, which is saying a good deal. They are already planning what they will contribute to his—her?—trousseau.
To speak of something less pleasant—is it true that Mrs. Churchill has helped herself to the kitchen outfit and other things? I suppose we are helpless if she chooses to grab, but she has no right to take anything, of course, without your mother's permission. Perhaps Mrs. J. has misunderstood Barbara, but I rather expect Lady C. to be a little trying as a neighbor. How do you like her?Lots of love from


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Bones, Helen Woodrow, “Helen Woodrow Bones to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1914 July 13, WWP17493, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.