Contents and Arrangement

Jessie Wilson Sayre's Address Book, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The Jessie Wilson Sayre Collection documents the close relationships amongst the Wilson and Axson families in the early twentieth century and provides details into their lives. The collection includes correspondence to and from Jessie Wilson Sayre, before and after her marriage. The bulk of the collection is correspondence to Sayre before her marriage from her parents, sisters, friends, and her mother's family, the Axsons. Other materials in the collection include news clippings and other printed materials about Jessie Wilson Sayre, mostly related to her wedding, and writings by Wilson Sayre, such as her notes for speeches, some short fiction, and a reprint of an article she wrote for Good Housekeeping Magazine. The collection also contains her school materials, including notebooks that are mostly undated but are likely from her time at the Woman's College of Baltimore, and her address book. Of particular note is an unpublished memoir about Jessie Wilson Sayre written by Mary Holt, a cousin of Wilson Sayre's mother, Ellen Axson Wilson.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No information about appraisal or serparations from the initial donation of this collection is available.

Materials from the 2016 addition related to Woodrow Wilson were separated and added to the Woodrow Wilson Additional Materials.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Credit this material:

Jessie Wilson Sayre's Address Book; Jessie Wilson Sayre Collection, MC216, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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