Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson


Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson


Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961




1915 September 27


Edith Bolling Wilson Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia




Monday afternoon -

My Precious One -

I did not answer your dear note this morning - because I knew I could tell you so much better tonight, when I see you, the things that are in my heart.

It pleases and also awes me, sometimes, to feel how you interpret me even when distance separates us - Just what you express in your note of last night and early this morning really happened — yesterday during Church - after I had written you earlier - All the strain seemed to break - and I positively felt you by me and knew things were straight at last and I could trust myself in something of the same way I trust you - though not in the same degree. -This is to take to you tonight but not to be read until tomorrow for you will go away so early in the morning I would not be able to get a note to you — and I want this to be in your pocket close to your heart to warm and cheer you with my unquestioning love all through the day - What a record of pain you have gone through with me Sweetheart - but I hope it is all past now and I am going to bring you nothing but joy — Do take care tomorrow and let nothing happen to you how I wish you could go with us as far as Baltimore— but of course you can't - but the days are few now before the world can no longer demand our absence from each other - and we can have such fun together -I am just starting down to have a talk with Mr. Bergheimer - which I will tell you of tonight -I was made so happy this morning by your blessed note for it actually sang with joy - and that has made my day complete. I will follow you all day tomorrow - and love you - love you, love you -

Your own,


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Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961, “Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1915 September 27, WWP14912, Edith Bolling Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.