Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University






Darling Jetty

Thank you so much for the postal card. Please thank Helen for her share of it. You did not say whether they, the flowers, reached you in time for the banquet or not. Was Imogene's tea on the same day that the banquet was on?Isn't it splendid that we beat Yale by such a large score. (18—2). They won their two points in the first or second inning, then we caught up to them and beat them all to pieces.
I have just, since the writing of the last sentence, been on the balcony of your room, watching the boys, as they flooded the campus in front of our house, and listening to Papa's speech. There are not very many of them here, but they are managing to make a good deal of noise, so much that I can hardly think to write. I am not going to write a very long letter tonight. They were singing that outrageous song, “Yale Yale can't play ball, what in the Hell do we care now.”I went to the golf club tea yesterday, and met a lot of nice boys. One boy I met had just been to the Pennsylvanian club pr boat party in Baltimore with Bess Nugent. I had a very nice time at the tea indeed. Mrs Hibben took me out in the carriage with Mrs Williams, who was giving the tea with Mrs Hibben.
They have one every week. Several ladies give each one, and all the undergraduates are asked.
I went to see Adeline this afternoon. She is going to Catumet a few days after you come home. There is a very nice girl staying with her, a daughter of a friend of her fathers. She never met the girl before.
Goodnight dearest. Sleep tight, the night after you get this letter, and wake up bright in the morning light, and don't let the mosquitoes bite.
Give my love to whomever I like that you see and keep piles for yourself.

Your loving sister,

Original Format





Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944, “Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1905 June 4, WWP17335, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.