Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson


Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson


Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933




c. 1912 January


Jessie Wilson Sayre writes Margaret A. Wilson to give family news, and to express sympathy for her sister being robbed.


Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Papers, University of California, Santa Barbara


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum


Wilson family


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum staff




Dearest Molly McGrew

     First of all please excuse my writing. I've just come in and my fingers are frozen. Second you poor, dear, darling, I nearly wept when I heard of your burglarly or rather sneak-thievery last week. I think it is just too unfortunate and terrible what fate pursues our family that brings fire rebellion and burglary upon us in one heap! I am afraid to go home these days for fear of hearing something new and bad.
     I have heard no news of Nell this week. I suppose if they had heard they would have sent me a postal. I wish she could get out and come home!
     Have you heard from Fräulein yet? We had such a pleasant last evening with her on Sunday. It seems so strange to have her going for good. It makes me sad to think how sweet the Scotts have been and how neglectful we have shown ourselves. Fräulein has set her heart on seeing you this next Sunday at Fräulein Pette's. I hope you can arrange to go, for it is the last chance. I suppose seeing her off on the steamer is quite impossible. Any way she will be wofully disappointed if she cant have you sing before she goes. We sat around the fire on Sunday and reminisced about old times. Fräulein was especially interesting.
     I left on the later train Monday in order to have a little glimpse of father. I hadn't seen him for two weeks and I wont for two weeks again. He is in Kansas and Tennesee this week. So we had break fast and a pleasant chat on the train together.
     I am going to Atlantic City tomorrow with Agnes Winter. Judging from todays weather, I shall freeze to death. When I am half frozen. It is such a sudden change.
     I hope you'll come down soon again. I shan't go up to New York till the 28th.

Goodbye sweetest Margaret mine

Ever lovingly yours


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Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944




Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933, “Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre to Margaret Woodrow Wilson,” c. 1912 January, WWP19573, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.