Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson




Ellen Axson Wilson writes to her husband, Woodrow Wilson, while he is away from home.


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My own darling

Your telegram came this morning and was a great relief; - I wonder if that means that you will be back tomorrow night!

I sent one yesterday, - by express since it came that way– the Harper proofs. Today came the proof of the speech with the request that it be read & returned at once. So I read it, found it all right and am now sending it back. That leaves me only the old proof to forward you for dear Father's entertainment. There are no other letters of importance, - I answered those you spoke of.

There is of course no news in this short time, except indeed that yesterday it was thought Mrs. Young might not live through the day. I have not heard this morning.— I ran over to Mrs. Murrays to see the Perry's for a few moments after my return from Phila. I found them looking very well and it was certainly good to see them.- Mrs. Armour, as I predicted, did not want me without you! The Finlays are to be there – am glad for them to meet the Perrys. — How I did hate to go out last night! I could scarcely force myself to the point. But I enjoyed it fairly well after I got there. Stockton went after all; he is much better and thinks now it was only vaccination. We are all perfectly well & everything goes smoothly. I am, looking forward this afternoon, to the club meeting, where I will see a little more of Mrs. Perry. The children are to have company for luncheon,- such is the sum total of our doings so far. How glad I shall be to get a letter from my darling tomorrow and to know more in detail how he is and how he found things in Wilmington! Is it quite out of the question, notwithstanding his improvement, for him to be brought here? Do give him from us all tenderest love. Dear Father! How I wish I were there! Oh how I want to see, - to be with my darling! I love you, Woodrow , dearest, beyond all words. In every heart-throb I am as always–

Your little wife, Eileen

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Wilson, Ellen Axson, “Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1901 January 17, WWP14944, Ellen Axson Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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