Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson




Ellen Axson Wilson writes to her husband, Woodrow Wilson.


Library of Congress


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum



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Philadelphia, PA


Monday 12.45 AM

My own darling

Dr. Keen has just gone, he did little more than look at Jessie, being very busy, (has just performed an operation) but says she is doing well. I suppose he will come again this afternoon and look at the wound. Dr. Freeman is to come again if possible later in the day. Jessie's throat gives her practically no trouble in swallowing but her voice has still that strange broken-winded sound. She had a fine night,—slept about eleven hours. I have been reading to her most of the morning and she seems quite comfortable and happy.

I am very well,— have almost thrown off my cold. Your sweet letter and dear little Margaret's came this morning and were right welcome. — Please tell her to let May know that I do want the time she mentions. And will you please let Margaret take this note to Miss Winn at once.— I forget her initials and address. Perhaps Maggie can tell you them and in that case you can mail it to her.

I am glad you enjoyed the dinner and are seeing plenty of company. The children are certainly in a whirl of gaiety.

I am very sorry about poor old Dr. Duffield. With all his drawbacks he will be a great loss to our church. Give the family my love and sympathy. Tell Minnie her Bertha is all that she said; also that I am hoping to see her here en route to Bryn Mawr. Tell her it is near the station. With heartfelt love to all you dear ones and Stockton, from us both, and with love inexpressible for my darling, I am as ever,

Your own Eileen

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Wilson, Ellen Axson, “Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1901 April 8, WWP14950, Ellen Axson Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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