Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




Lyme, CT


Darling, precious Jetty

Please write me just a little line (or more), telling me how the little family is. I can't help being a little worried as I have not heard for so long, for two months at least, it seems to me. I am not fussing (the pot must not and so forth) - I8 I am just imploring.

My new typewriter has a key for the numbers and all the top signs exactly where the key for the capitals was on my other typewriter, consequently I am constantly making mistakes like the one I made above when I wrote (8 instead of) I. I have no ecxcuse for not spacing though!Supper is ready - Iv'e got to stop.

It's the next day now.

We are only six miles from Lyme, so I'll see those dear people over there often. This afternoon Mrs. Vreeland is coming obver for me in their machine and I am going there to supper. I wonder if anyone has told you where I am! Mr SDavid has bought a house on the shore of the Niantic river, three miles from New London on the way to Lyme. I8 I am going to spend most of the summer with him studying. I am simply reveling in the idea of being near Mrs. Vreeland again. Lilian Crompton has taken a house in Lyme and will be there the first of July, so at last I am going to see some thing of her again and I am so glad. You see she has been living in Pelham the last two years and I have never had time to go up there and see her. Mrs Sheridan will be in Lyme with Lilian a good deal of the summer. I'll have to keep her and Mr David apart, for they cannot abide each other. You can see how they would not understand each other.

On the fifteenth of July I sing in Ocean Grove and then not again professionally until November probably.

Well darling I must stop and write a duty letter and then get to work.

I am so home sick for you that I can hardly bear it some times. Perhaps some time this summer you will have to make good on your invitation to me to visit you.

Now just a line to ease my mind. Aren't you glad that Frank is not grown up? My but I am! (He'd be on the border!)I love you with an ever deepening love, you dear wonderful person.

Give my love to my splendid brother and tell little Frank that his Aunt Margaret loves him. I wish I could hold little Eleanor in my arms right now.

Your devoted sister,

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Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944, “Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1916 June 28, WWP17536, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.