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Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924) to Rev. William J. Hampton re: his love for his mother

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02793.068 Author/Creator: Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924) Place Written: U. S. S. Mayflower Type: Typed letter signed Date: 1917/09/15 Pagination: 2 p. 18 x 13 cm

Summary of Content: Signed as President, on White House stationery, aboard the U.S.S. Mayflower.

People: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: PresidentChildren and FamilyMothers

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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