Stockton Axson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre

Identifier

WWP17441

Description

Stockton congratulates his niece, Jessie, on her graduation and academic award, apologizes that he couldn’t attend her commencement, and sends a check.

Source

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University

Format

pdf

Language

English

Text

Dearest Jessie

Here is a cheque for a graduating present. I was told that you would like to have a college seal and that you would have to purchase it yourself. Hence this prosaic way—sending you a cheque instead of a purchase. I had expected to run down to Baltimore for the day of your graduation, leaving here early in the morning, returning at night. But it was just my luck to get an examination scheduled for that day—June 3—so I cannot go. I am disappointed.
Congratulations to you on your ?.
B.K.!
And now, my heartfelt wish for you on your graduation is that your life may be long, useful, happy—all that it should be for one with your gifts of mind and spirit. Good be with you always, dear.

Your affectionate Uncle Stock

Original Format

Letter

Files

Citation

Axson, Stockton, 1867-1935, “Stockton Axson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1908 May 20, WWP17441, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.