Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson




Edith Bolling Wilson Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia


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11-20- a.m.

Dearest and Best -

Your note came to me at 9 just as I was starting to get Mother to take her down town - and I only lingered long enough to read it- and then had to fly - My first idea was that perhaps 'twould be better not to come to dinner tonight in spite of my longing to see you — but I have just come in and read your note again — and have decided to come – you want me – and what does the rest of the world count? Bless your precious heart - how I long to sweep away all that troubles you - and bring back days and weeks of refreshing absolution from care.I could not say what I wanted to on the phone last night - but perhaps I will get a chance to whisper it to you tonight - Remind me to tell you the “germ of a great idea” (to quote from that horrisd play) concerning a telephone - Oh! there are so many things I want to tell you - they come up every day - and it will be such fun when I can run in and talk them over without waiting. You did not tell me how you are today - and it worries meDon't play golf unless you are perfectly fit - Did you really mean you went to look at golf sticks for me? You precious person- I am afraid - in spite of the Browns and Mr. Tumulty I will have to put my arms round you and tell you how I love you - But I will try not to be indiscreet.

Always - Edith—

I must post this or it will not reach you-

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Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961, “Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1915 September 14, WWP14899, Edith Bolling Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.