Manuscripts for: Ellen Wilson

Sara Hightower Regional Library , Rome, Georgia:

--Ellen "Ellie" Louise (Axson) Wilson Papers

, 1860- 1 drawer and 28 vols, Partially restricted, Unpublished guide: Ellen Axson (1860-1914) met her future husband, Woodrow Wilson, in this Georgia town. Correspondence, photos, brochures, and other papers about Ellen Wilson were given to the Library in connection with the dedication of a portrait of her in 1972. The portrait was given to the Library by the Berry Schools in 1921.


Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia:

--Gordon Family Papers, 1802-1940’s, , 9142 items, In part, transcripts (typewritten): Correspondence, diaries, household accounts, business records, personal financial records, poems, stories, reminiscences, genealogical material, scrapbooks, and photos, of a prominent Savannah, Georgia family. Correspondents include Frances Cleveland, Florence Harding, Lou Hoover, and Ellen Axson Wilson. Unpublished finding aids in the repository.

--Samuel Edward Axson Papers, 1866-79, 1883, 137 items: Presbyterian clergyman of Rome, Georgia, and father of Ellen Axson Wilson. Sermons (some annotated) and photo. Unpublished finding aid in the repository.


Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C.:

--Woodrow Wilson Papers: This collection has a large amount of Ellen Wilson material, a bulk of which is the public correspondence sent to her, including her years as First Lady. There is an extensive listing of these in the Index in Manuscript Division, and they cover the period from 1884 to 1914 and miscellaneous. It is mostly correspondence received and located in Series 2.

--Joseph Patrick Tumulty Papers

, 1910-21, 6 ft. (ca. 2300 items): Private secretary to President Wilson. Other important correspondents include Ellen Axson Wilson. The material is related to the library’s Woodrow Wilson collection. Open to investigators under restrictions accepted by the library.

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

, Wilson-McAdoo Collection, Washington, DC: Referenced in the First Ladies Index without description.

--Ray Stannard Baker Papers: Container 98 includes several folders of excerpts from correspondence between Woodrow Wilson and Ellen Axson before and after their marriage, spanning the years 1883 to 1911. All typed copies of Mr. Baker’s work. One folder contains 10 pieces (photocopy) of letters from Wilson to Ellen Axson (ca. 1883) and one photo of her.

--John Davis Batchelder Papers: Container Vol. 11, No. 1730 has original "signature card" (like calling card) of Ellen Wilson.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

--Woodrow Wilson Papers, 1875-1925, ca. 106 boxes and 2 cartons, Open, Checklist: Personal papers of Wilson (1856-1924) contain material primarily from the period before he became President. Correspondence; manuscript memoranda, speeches, and articles; photos; clippings; and memorabilia. Includes 16 boxes of correspondence with Ellen Wilson between 1883 and 1914, Edith Wilson, his mother Jeanie Woodrow Wilson, and his cousins Helen Woodrow Bones--who briefly served as White House hostess after Ellen Wilson’s death, but before the President’s remarriage--and Harriet Woodrow.

The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives

, Florence (Kressler) Griswold Papers, 1903-28, New York, New York, 50 items, Open, No guide: Correspondence, notes, manuscripts, articles, clippings, and printed material of Griswold (1851-1937), a sociologist, lecturer, author, and patron of the arts who directed artist’s colony at her home in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She entertained, supported, and encouraged many artists, including Ellen Wilson.


Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania:

--Miscellaneous Women’s Papers Collection, ca. 1864-1907, 8 items, Open, No guide: Includes a letter to a Mrs. Penrose from Ellen Wilson from 1907.