Frances Wright Saunders Collection


Frances Wright Saunders Collection


Saunders, Frances Wright, 1920-




1850-1940; 1970-1990


The documents in this collection were used by Ms. Saunders for her research of the book, Lady Between Two Worlds: Ellen Axson Wilson. There is a wide variety of information and document types, which include letters, pamphlets, encyclicals, church service bulletins, photographs, selections from other books, selections from other collections, and receipts.

Some of the most interesting documents in the collection are the original letters between Margaret Axson Elliott and various individuals concerning her book, My Aunt Louisa and Woodrow Wilson. These letters even include a letter from 21st Century Fox Movies concerning the creation of a movie based on her book.

Another interesting set of documents are the letters between Frances Wright Saunders and William Dearing Hoyt, II, a descendant of Ellen Wilson, who gives interesting insight into the family’s history. The collection mostly focuses on Ellen Wilson’s life, history, and genealogy, and contains records of documents between Ms. Saunders and various correspondents. Most of the collection is composed of reproductions, and the fourth box consists almost entirely of reproductions from the Ray Stannard Baker collection found in the Library of Congress. This collection offers a wide array of historical information concerning President Wilson and Mrs. Wilson’s public and private life. The majority of the collection focuses on Mrs. Wilson and her family.


Frances Wright Saunders


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library


Wilson, Ellen Axson


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library



Collection Items

Frances Wright Saunders Collection Finding Aid
The collection consists of research material collected by Ms. Saunders for her book, First Lady Between Two Worlds: Ellen Axson Wilson. The collection contains letters between relatives of the Woodrow Wilson family and Mrs. Saunders; letters…
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