Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson




Jessie Wilson Sayre writes her sister with travel plans and family news.


Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Papers, University of California, Santa Barbara


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum





Dearest, sweetest, Margaret

     I am coming to New York this week on Wednesday. I leave here at 11.14 and arrive in New York (new station) at 1.00. My meeting is at 125 E. 27th at 2.15 distant about 20 minutes from the station. I must take the 5.00 oclock back. Now can we have lunch together or would you rather have a cup of tea with me or a milk shake after my meeting in that hurried half hour or so before the train? Or are you too busy to see me at all? Sisters you know can be frank, and as I know what hectic rushes you sometimes have to have, on Wednesdays especially, I leave it all to you. If its lunch meet me at the station in the big ladies waiting room, can you? If you are not there Ill telephone as soon as I arrive, to 8266, and say howdy and see about meeting you later.
     Nell sent us a telegram that she is safe in U.S. The details we know from the papers only. The Times Sun and World give substantially the same account. According to the interview with Nell, nothing exciting happened, nor does she seem to have been alarmed. They were stalled by burned bridges and brought out by automobile. So the papers say. Nothing much is happening in Princeton. I believe the silence and the attitude of Princeton friends is wearing on mother. I wish we could leave Princeton next fall.

Well, au revoir on Wednesday, if possible! 


Monday morning.

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Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933, “Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson,” c. 1912 January, WWP19574, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.