Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson




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


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Dearest One -

Thank you for your precious note to mark this 5 th anniversary of the great miracle your love has brought into my life — And all the tender things you say echo the thoughts that fill my own heart - My precious Woodrow — I want so to make your life radiant and bring months and years of happiness to make up for all the hours of loneliness and heartache you have suffered -I am sending you the proofs of the small pictures Select the one you want - please but I think the most obscure are preferable.

Do you know I went for another ride last night - just 'round the Potomac Drive - the old part - with Dr. Ruffin to try his new car - and I told him our wonderful secret - He was so glad for my happiness - and said he knew of no one in the world whom he admired so much, or trusted so completely as he did you and that he could only say it seemed the most complete and right thing he had ever known - I want so to have you two really know each other - He is the best friend I have in the world and has been down in the Valley of Shadows with me - and has never failed or faltered in doing all in his power to help me - Helen is here - so I must stop — I am perfectly well - and had nearly five hours sleep - and promise to do better tonight - Do go this afternoon and play a game -

Always your own,


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Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961, “Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1915 October 4, WWP14916, Edith Bolling Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.