Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Woodrow Wilson




Margaret Wilson writes her father with news from a beach vacation.


Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Papers, University of California, Santa Barbara


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum




Dear Papa,

     Thank you ever so much for sending the key. I hope you did not have much trouble finding it. It came yesterday morning. It was lucky that it came then, for they say that the mails here are very irregular. Cousin Mary said that a box for her from New York was a week in coming. One of the mails today didn’t come in at all. I am having a glorious time here. The sailing is more fun and so is the bathing too.

     Cousin Mary went up this morning to Philadelphia to take her puppy “Dixie” to a dog hospital. He has been sick for two weeks with distemper.

     I don’t suppose Mamma got my letter before she left. Did she?

     The little house we are in is so nice. It faces the sea, and is very much like a ship inside and out.

     By the way I think everybody in the tournament is expected to pay twenty five cents to spend for prizes. I did not find it out until a little while before I went away. I meant to pay it before I went away but forgot. Would you mind asking Jessie or Nellie to take it to either Miss Owen or Mrs. Crane.

     Please tell Jessie and Nellie that I am going to write soon if I can find time.

     I have had no headache to speak of since I came.

     Has Anna come yet?

     With love for all I am

Your loving daughter,


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Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944, “Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” c. 1902 July, WWP19533, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.