Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Ellen Axson Wilson


Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Ellen Axson Wilson


Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944




1901 April 7


Margaret Wilson writes her mother with news from home.


Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Papers, University of California, Santa Barbara


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum


Wilson family




Dear darling Mother

I am so lonely without you and Jessie. I hope that you and she will be able to come home soon. I am so glad that dear Jessie is alright. Cousin Mary is here you know and she had Nellie’s and my Sunday school lessons, and then just for fun Nellie asked Cousin Mary the Catechism, and she remembered it so well, much better than I do. She and I took a walk to Stony Brook this afternoon, it was so windy we could hardly walk.

May finished my blue dress yesterday at noon. She told me to tell you, that she could give you a week and three days at the end of May, and that if that were not enough, she could give you the first week in June; but that she would like to know immediately whether you needed that week or not, because others are waiting for it. Will you write and tell me and I will tell her?

The screw of my plate broke the other day, and Papa took it in to doctor Stusel to be mended. I feel so comfortable without it.

I was all alone yesterday, so I invited Adeline, and Mary Scott, and Annis Stockton because she was with them, to lunch; then Uncle Stock and Mr Grahm turned up to lunch, so we had quite a a large luncheon.

I like Mrs Lewis’s niece very much. She is very lively and attractive in her manners. I was going out for a bycicle ride with her and Adeline yesterday and Wednesday but it rained both days, and we could not go.

Aunt Margaret got off safely yesterday after morning.

I must close now dear Mother, with lots of love for you, and for Jessie,


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Wilson, Ellen Axson




Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944, “Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Ellen Axson Wilson,” 1901 April 7, WWP19528, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.