Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Ellen Axson Wilson


Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Ellen Axson Wilson


Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944




1902 July 24


Margaret Wilson writes her mother with news from a beach vacation.


Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Papers, University of California, Santa Barbara


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum


Wilson family




Dear Mamma,

     I have at last found time to write a letter to you. I am still having a lovely time. I wish you were here to enjoy the sailing with me. Miss Bertha says that I am learning to sail very quickly.
     Day before yesterday was the birthday of the little girl that lives in the house next to us. She is the little sister of a college friend of Miss Bertha’s. Her sister invited us all to come over and make candy. She meant it as a surprise party for Beth, but she let it out before it came off. We had a very pleasant time. We made the candy in the afternoon and went over again after supper to eat it. Cousin Mary says that on Jessie’s birthday we will make lots of fudge and put it up in tin boxes so it will last. I have my doubts however as to whether it will last with so many people to eat it. There will be ten people in all when Jessie and Nellie come.
     Pauline is so funny. She said “Margaret is growing prettier and prettier every day”. Then I told her that Jessie and Nellie were both very pretty and that I was the ugliest of the three. Then she went to Cousin Florence and tried to make her say that I was the prettiest. When she found that she couldn’t she went to Cousin Mary and tried to make her say that I was not the ugliest.
     Cousin Mary ordered my hat before I came; but the man that keeps the store here is very irresponsible and has not gotten it yet.
     There is not much to tell so I think I will have to close.
     With love for Aunt Margaret and more than words can tell for your sweet self, I am

Your loving daughter,


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Wilson, Ellen Axson




Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944, “Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Ellen Axson Wilson,” 1902 July 24, WWP19532, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.