Ellen Axson Wilson Letters Finding Aid

Identifier

FA1000019

Source

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Arrangement

Photocopies taken from the Library of Congress microfilm are arranged in individual folders for each letter and organized chronologically. Many of the letters were sent home while Ellen was on vacation with one or more of her daughters, as can be seen reflected in the groupings of the letters.

CONTENT LISTING:
Box 1

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14944
1901 January 17

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14945
1901 January 19

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14946
1901 April 2

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14947
1901 April 5

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14948
1901 April 7

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14949
1901 April 8

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14950
1901 April 8

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14951
1901 April 9

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14952
1901 April 10

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14953
1901 April 11

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14954
1901 April 12

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14955
1902 June 2

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14956
1902 July 12

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14957
1902 July 13

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14958
1902 July 14

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14959
1902 July 15

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14960
1902 July 16

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14961
1902 July 17

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14962
1902 July 18

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14963
1902 July 19

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14964
1902 July 20

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14965
1902 July 21

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14966
1902 July 22

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14967
1902 July 23

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14968
1902 July 24

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14969
1902 August 3

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14970
1902 August 5

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14971
1902 August 5

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14972
1902 August 7

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14973
1902 August 8

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14974
1902 August 8

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14975
1902 August 9

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14976
1902 August 10

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14977
1902 August 11

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14978
1902 August 12

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14979
1902 August 13

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14980
1902 August 14

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14981
1902 August 15

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14982
1902 August 17

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14983
1902 August 18

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14984
1902 August 19

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14985
1902 August 20

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14986
1902 August 21

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14987
1902 August 22

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14988
1902 August 24

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14989
1902 August 25

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14990
1902 August 26

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14991
1902 August 27

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14992
1902 August 28

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14993
1903 April 22

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14994
1903 April 23

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14995
1903 April 24

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14996
1903 April 26

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14997
1903 April 27

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14998
1903 April 28

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP14999
1903 April 29

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15000
1903 April 30

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15001
1903 May 1

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15002
1903 May 4

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15003
1903 September 29

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15004
1904 March 26

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15007
1904 April 10

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15008
1904 April 15

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15009
1904 April 17

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15012
1904 April 26

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15013
1904 May 1

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15014
1904 May 4

William Bull to Ellen Axson Wilson
Identifier: WWP15015
1904 May 5

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW06051904
1904 May 5

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15016
1904 May 7

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15017
1904 May 11

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15018
1904 May 18

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: WWP15020
1904 May 25

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW05291904
1904 May 29

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW06031904
1904 June 3

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW02171910
1910 February 17

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW02171910A
1910 February 17

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW02211910
1910 February 21

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW02241910
1910 February 24

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW02281910
1910 February 28

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW05061911
1911 May 6

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW05111911
1911 May 11

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW05151911
1911 May 15

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW05221911
1911 May 22

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW06011911
1911 June 1

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW06021911
1911 June 2

Ellen Axson Wilson to Woodrow Wilson
Identifier: EAW06021911A
1911 June 2

Biography or History

Ellen Louis Axson (1860-1914) was the daughter of a Presbyterian minister born in Savannah, Georgia and largely raised in Rome, Georgia. After meeting Woodrow Wilson, but before their marriage in 1885, she studied at the Art Students League of New York. The couple had three daughters. Ellen Wilson continued to use her artistic skills as a painter and designer, but focused on raising her children and supporting her husband in his work as a professor then university president, and then governor of New Jersey. After he was elected president in 1912, she designed the White House Rose Garden and planned the weddings for two of her daughters at the White House. She died of Bright’s disease, a kidney disease, on August 6, 1914.

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Files

Ellen Axson Wilson Finding Aid.pdf

Citation

Mark Edwin Peterson, “Ellen Axson Wilson Letters Finding Aid,” FA1000019, Ellen Axson Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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