Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson




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


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940 a.m.

My Precious One -

Did you feel my love all night as it poured out from the depths of my heart? And are you better today and ready to take up the great burden of affairs? My dear Lord- how perfectly radiant it makes me to feel that in this struggle I can be of help. Nothing could be sweeter than that knowledge - and you make me feel it so completely -It was harder than ever to leave you last night - and I am counting the hours now until I can see you again and find out with my first look in your splendid eyes if things are going straight.

There was so much to talk about and the minutes flew so that I feel I did not say half I wanted to about your going out in the heat to get my golf sticks.They are such beauties and I will always have the tenderest association with them and feel when I hold them it is a real touch of your own dear hand - I ought to play much better with them than even your own clubs - and I am as pleased as a child with a toy. - Don't you think you should keep that wonderful bag and give me your old one?

I feel like such a pig to take it — but love you for wanting me to.

Old Mr. Wilson is coming in ten minutes so this is a flurry message as usual - I am wondering whether to mail it now - or wait and add to it after he goes - I expect it will be a long session -so I had best send this along - I read Gardner's “President Wilson” after I came home - and even he does not do you justice-

Good bye Precious - Please be well and happy and remember how I love you.


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Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961, “Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1915 September 15, WWP14900, Edith Bolling Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.