William G. McAdoo to Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo


William G. McAdoo to Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo


McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941




1916 August 21


McAdoo writes to his wife about his successful trip.


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum


McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941--Correspondence


Rachel Dark


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum




Augusta to Concord
Aug. 21. 1916.

Adorable and beloved Darling – you cannot imagine how happy and relieved I was made by your telegram this morning. I was so anxious about you that I could scarcely sleep last night. I feel that my anxiety was scarcely justified but to be away from you when you are alone – ill and without a nurse – and when I might be needed almost drove me wild! So I dashed to the Post Office immediately on arrive at Augusta (9 am) for a telegram and finding none, I tried to get you on the telephone but all the circuits were busy So I couldn’t get you – then you [?] telegram Came after I had opened The [?] and I was simply translated with joy – You darling sweet angel – you don’t know how I love you and how my life is simply wrapped up in yours. It is so hard for me to be away from you. I miss you horribly and already am praying for the End of this trip. Perhaps you may be able to join me later & cover a part of the ground with me!

When I finally got telephone connection with Spring Lake (after your telegram came) I was in the midst of the hearing and Could not go to the ‘phone. So I had to send you a telegram. I do hope, my beloved, that you are all right tonight. Do be careful of your wonderful self. I cannot live without you. I shall try to telephone you from Concord tomorrow –Tuesday –

We had a fairly satisfactory day at Augusta. There was a very small attendance as the hearing had not been thoroughly advertised. Some Republican tried to make it appear that the act was “no good” but I think we foiled them – I had no time to learn much about political conditions in the State. The few democrats I saw were very hopeful - the baby was too sweet for description When I saw her Sunday – She is a joy beyond description.

I hope to hear good news of you tomorrow my Sweet adorable glorious little wife. The train is so rough I cannot write legibly. All my soul and all My love in future years. Ever and forever
Your Mac
I am all right – feeling fine!
Best love for all.

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McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson, 1889-1967




McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941, “William G. McAdoo to Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo,” 1916 August 21, WWP22820, William Gibbs McAdoo Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.