Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson


Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson


Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961




1915 August 8


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




Sunday night

Precious One -

It is so late I can only talk to you a little while tonight - and we expect to get off pretty early tomorrow morning – unless it rains and we have to put the trip offHowever Mr. Rose said tonight he would wait for the mail– which quite delighted me for I have been so hungry for your letter all day – and tomorrow I may have two -I will try to read them before mailing this so as to know where to send it - In case you have decided to go back to Washington[.] But, if I dont answer questions you will understand why and I will answer them in the next letter.

As I wrote you I went to church today and it was a curious coincidence that the psalter for today was the same one you read aloud to me the Sunday you went back to W. Do you remember reading it on the crimson sofa in the the Music Room?

This morning I could here the very intonations of your voice as the whole day came back to me – and another curious thing was that the minister who read was named Wilson and he afterward preached a very good sermon- which I had to listen to - although I had intended just to think about you - and not to mind if the sermon was stupid.

Just after we got in from Church I never saw more terrible lightning and it grew so dark we could not see without lights - I thought it might mean a tornado – as they have had one here a few years ago – but, fortunately, it was mostly rain -which came in sheets for nearly two hours - and enough wind to break the trees and send all light things flying before it.

Tonight is much cooler and we hope the storm has cleared things up to stay -We have had guests all evening and some of them quite agreeable people – tomorrow a Mr. & Mrs. Grant go with us to Dansville - He is English Canadian – & she a New Yorker and both seem very pleasant - So write me Sweetheart if you still feel well - and continue to take care of your precious self- This has been a long week without you and it has made me sure that there is no one else in the world to compare with you –Goodnight, my pen must stop,— but my thoughts go on and on – and seek you way across the distance, and where you have made them welcome they rest content – Secure in our perfect love.

Always your own,


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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924




Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961, “Edith Bolling Wilson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1915 August 8, WWP14872, Edith Bolling Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.