Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson




Ellen Axson Wilson writes to her husband, Woodrow Wilson.


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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum



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Philadelphia, PA



My own darling

I write at the end of a very different day from any we have spent before, a day of constant occupation and change. Sal & Lil came to see us first and just as they were leaving Ed & Florence arrived; so they were all here for a little, Sal and Lil delighted at the chance to see Florence; who by the way looked lovely; she had a beautiful colour, was perfectly dressed her figure lo was charming and she looked several years younger than when she was in Princeton. And she was so sweet! Lil and Sal were evidently charmed with her.

They had to leave just before three you know & I went to the station with them to get a pair of bon-bon dishes which they had left in their valise there and which they wh wished me to exchange for them, as they have about ten bon bon dishes Uncle Tom & Aunt Saidie sent them. I hurried back from the station to take Jessie out for a little walk before the sun lost its strength, the Dr. having ordered her out. Then I rushed down to Wanamakers to get some things for Miss Winn the dressmaker as I will have no other chance. Then supper and here I am trying to write—standing up by the high light. Will write more satisfactorily in the morning,— am racing to get this mailed. Jessie is looks and seems well—all the stitches out.

With devoted love

Your own Eileen

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Wilson, Ellen Axson, “Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1901 April 11, WWP14953, Ellen Axson Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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