Sir Cecil Arthur Spring Rice to Ellen Axson Wilson




Cecil Spring Rice thanks Ellen Wilson for sending flowers from Jessie’s wedding and asks if he may present Woodrow Wilson with a congratulatory letter in person.


Wilson Papers, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia


Dear Mrs. Wilson

I cant thank you enough for the beautiful flowers you have sent me — They half console me for not having been able to attend the wedding.Some time ago I received an illuminated address from the citizens of Carlisle who wished to congratulate the President, as descended from an honoured citizen of the town, on his accession to his high office. My doctor says that I may present it myself. As a resident in Cumberland (in the Lake country which the President knows so well) I should very much like to tell the Carlisle municipality that I had placed their address in the President’s hands. I hope it is not indiscreet to ask whether this would be possible — of course it is not an official occasion.

Please excuse my troubling you with this question & believe me with many thanks

Yours sincerely
Cecil Spring Rice

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Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918, “Sir Cecil Arthur Spring Rice to Ellen Axson Wilson,” 1913 December 2, WWP18203, First Year Wilson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.