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 regarding a walk.


Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Papers, University of California, Santa Barbara


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum


Wilson family


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum staff




Dearest Margaret

     Did you think I would never write? Well-after many ups and downs the walk is still progressing. I saw Mr. Shipman today and he reported that you have lost your enthusiasm. Of course, you mustnt go because you promised but I hope difficulties of shoes etc. can be cleared away and that you will come. I think his plan for you of joining us at Morristown is an excellent compromise. That would give you a day and a half of real walking and bring you safely back to New York or here whichever you prefer.
     I dont think it really matters, your leaving it open, but as soon as you decide please let Elsie Coll know.
     As to what to take? The velvet will be best I think. I am taking my serge, a shirtwaist and a pair of stockings for each day and an extra set of underclothes in case of rain, slippers for evening and night things. If you join the party at Somerville Adeline would like you to express your things ahead and let her pack them with ours, space being limited. But if that is too much bother I guess you can just bring them along as compactly as possible.
     I reach New York 10.00 Wednesday and will telephone you when I arrive. My meeting is out at 12.15. I must pose for Mrs. Vonnole that afternoon and next day. We take the 4.50 from 23d St. (Central R.R. of N.J.) for Somerville Thursday. Skippy or Wardy Miles or both will go with us.

Au revoir, darling.

I enclose check from Mother

With Love Jessie.

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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, WWP19564, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.