Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson




Ellen Axson Wilson writes to her husband, Woodrow Wilson.


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Baltimore, MD


My own darling

I reached here safely at 5.13 yesterday and found Madge & Margaret at the station; Madge having decided to exchange her ticket and go home with me[.] I have a very comfortable little boarding place just across the street from Fensal Hall. Margaret is looking very well and happy and seems to be already quite in love with the life.

We are having a happy time together. I am writing from her room now having neglected to bring any ink or paper myself. She spent yesterday evening with me; I saw her this morning at chapel—at ten; and after that of course she was busy until afternoon. Madge & I spent the rest of the morning calling upon Mrs. Bird and Florence. Madge had reported Mrs. Reid as still away but while Florence & I were talking she went down there & found she had returned last night.

The girls, I regret to say, give me a “tea” this afternoon at 4.30, robbing me of the afternoon which I had meant to spend with Margaret —seeing about her gown & hat. But I must try and be grateful for their good intentions. Tonight I dine with them in hall & tomorrow night with Florence & Miss Bedinger. Margaret Hoyt is expected tomorrow.

I am very well–the weather is glorious, & it is delightful to see my dear little girl again; but I sure am homesick for you, my darling! I am perfectly spoiled by this summer when we were always together.

But it is time for me to stop & go back and dress for the tea. I don't have any too much time all alone with Margaret, so I havn't felt it right to write a long letter,—after all I am to see you very soon again.

Dear love to all[.]

Your devoted little wife

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Wilson, Ellen Axson, “Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1903 September 29, WWP15003, Ellen Axson Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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