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

I have been for a large part of the morning at “Prospect” with the steam man settling where the registers and radiators are to be. It is to be all indirect radiation on the first floor; isnt that good? The papers are on the way and the carpet man and shade man are to be down on Monday to measure; so I hope work will really begin on Monday. Mr. Krespach told me this morning that the Pattons would really go out Monday.

I have a little joke on you, I found on your desk a letter from Kate Wilson to me, date July 13, which I had never seen or heard of though it had been opened! I had quite a laugh about it; — shall I tell Kate on you? — She was, you remember, pleading for news about the presidency. It seems they are quite aggrieved at “knowing no more about it than the general public.” I shall try and write to her tonight; but I am getting a frightful number of letters these days most of them requiring prompt answers for one reason or another,— seven yesterday, four today, &c.. I am getting quite desperate about it! You are fairing better just now.

I wish there were some way of finding out whether my Mr. Goodrich is or is not the dead one so as to get him off my mind! I am afraid the chances are against him; can you think of any way to settle it?

Arn't the enclosed about Central R. R. interesting? Instead of selling out my $2000 I would like to buy two more!

Your tale of the station master was very entertaining. I should think from his writing, Prof. Münsterberg would be very interesting and possibly amusing.—We are all well including Father. The weather is glorious. I enclose today's letter from Jessie that you may have the latest news from the children. Your letters, dear, breathe an air of quiet enjoyment that does my heart good. God bless you! I love you! — love you with every heart throb and am altogether

Your own, Eileen

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Wilson, Ellen Axson, “Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1902 August 9, WWP14975, Ellen Axson Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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