Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo


Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo


Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944




1937 September 21


Margaret A. Wilson writes to Eleanor Wilson McAdoo regarding some capsules she sent her.


Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Papers, University of California, Santa Barbara


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum


Wilson family





     Just a very rushed line from a friends house, about the tablets capsules I sent. Suddenly, the other day, I remembered that there would be no directions on the box. You must not take more than one capsule a week. I said that in my letter, but I am afraid that you have forgotten that. If you have taken more already, don't worry, for they don't injure you, but they are strong and mustn't be taken often. Another thing - unless you have a very free movement the morning after you take one (take it before going to bed at night - preferably about an hour before eating) you will have gas pains - I always take a laxative along with it - Perhaps for you the best idea would be to take your magnesia in the morning, as you are used to it. The point is to make sure of a free movement the morning after you take the capsule. I am distressed at my carelessness in not writing you this before.
     I drove down to New York to get some information in a bookstore that I needed and to see a friend who is sailing for India the first of October. Do you remember the lovely Fall landscape by Eliot Clarke that Father bought? Well it is he - we are going to visit at a mutual friends house in Connecticut, where I first met him - The bond being our common interest in Indian wisdom. In the meantime I am staying a few days with my friend Helen Elser in her adorable old farm-house. I'll be back at Paradox on the 28th of this month to stay until the freezing weather arrives - I hope not to get frozen out before November first.
     Darling you were so sweet and generous to take the time to write me that wonderful last letter - and no wonder you got writers cramp doing it! - it was a volume of joy for me, but of labour for you. That will last me for a long, long time now. I'll write you soon after I get settled again on my hill-side when the leaves will be filling me with longing for you and Faith and longing to share their beauty with you!
     Helen is taking this to Danbury to mail so I won't write more now-Love beyond words to you and Faithie from

Your devoted


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McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson, 1889-1967




Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944, “Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo,” 1937 September 21, WWP19637, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.