Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson


Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson


Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933




1911 October 18


Jessie Wilson Sayre writes Margaret A. Wilson to apologize for not kissing her goodbye upon her sister's move.


Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Papers, University of California, Santa Barbara


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum


Wilson family


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum staff




Darling sister,

     It has suddenly occurred to me that in the rush - that usual, confusing, unpleasant rush on Monday morning - that I forgot to kiss you goodbye. Don't tell me its true. I should never forgive my self. It's horrible enough to leave you going away anyhow, but to let you go without a word is unendurable. So here are a dozen and one kisses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 and all the hugs in the world or at least as many as you want.
     It will be very lonely getting home tomorrow and not finding you there, and having to remember that you are not only not there but not to be there for so many dreary days. Please keep well and come back often to your sisterkins.
     What horrid weather to get settled and moved in. I thought to day even to carry an umbrella on this humid day was an exertion and to be moving, heavens! Tell me when you are settled and this time I will see your rooms. Is Elizabeth back? Have you seen Mrs. Sheridan? Tell me about every thing you say and do and all. Oh, Miggie do write - to me - a letter for my self. Hear? As For me this week? - visiting as usual. I saw Annie and Josephine on Monday. Annie looks better - not so yellow.
     Tomorrow I expect; if those rare things, tickets to the World Championship, can be procured to go with Harry Clemons. It will be fun. Nicht wahr? Next week horseback rides with Agnes, Nell, and Henny begin, oh joy - are you jealous?
     As I have no more paper here I must stop.
     With a heartful of love, mine own



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Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944




Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933, “Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson,” 1911 October 18, WWP19562, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.