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


Wednesday 4.30 PM

My own darling

All is going as well as possible with us. Jessie's throat and voice are much better and she is beginning to have solid food,– soft toast and egg. Moreover she has just walked upstairs very steadily indeed and is sitting in the sun-parlour. And there is actually some sun too; it is the first fairly good day there has been since we came,— though not much to brag of yet, for it is cold and very windy. I took my exercise today, went down to Wanamaker's indeed and did my errands. I found a “sale” going on of something that has been on my list for a year, viz. yellow & green candle shades for dinner parties, very chead indeed; which will explain the express package to follow.

We had a nice long visit from Mary and enjoyed it very much. Jessie was delighted to hear all about the fancy dress party. Now we are looking forward eagerly to Ed's arrival about one o'clock tomorrow,—to remain two hours.— Then Saturday will be near at hand and the happy home-coming! Ah, how good that will be! ah! how we love you all! Jessie sends love & kisses without number. And I love you, my darling with love unspeakable.

Your little wife Eileen

I am very well — cold almost all gone, in the best of spirits.—

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Wilson, Ellen Axson, “Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1901 April 10, WWP14952, Ellen Axson Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.