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Woodrow Wilson Collection
MF 3

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wilson, Woodrow
Title: Woodrow Wilson Collection
Dates: 1913
Abstract: The collection contains a letter from Woodrow Wilson to Thornwell Jacobs, 1913.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet


Administrative History

Woodrow Wilson’s uncle, James Woodrow, was a member of the faculty of Oglethorpe University when it was located in Midway, near Milledgeville, GA. James Woodrow was a native of Carlisle, England. He earned his A.B. degree at Jefferson College in Pennsylvania and later earned a Ph.D. from Heidelberg. He taught at Oglethorpe for eight years, where he also became a member of the clergy and one of the most highly regarded of faculty members. When Oglethorpe was re-located and opened in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Thornwell Jacobs wrote to President Woodrow Wilson asking him to attend the cornerstone laying ceremony. Wilson was not able to attend but sent a letter that was read at the ceremony. The letter in this collection addresses his response to Jacobs who asked him to be a board member.



1 letter from President Woodrow Wilson to Dr. Thornwell Jacobs, April 22, 1913. Wilson declines the offer to be a member of the Board of Trustees.





Subject Headings

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Please cite Woodrow Wilson Collection, MF3, Archives, Philip Weltner Library, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia. Permission to publish from this collection must be approved in writing by the Director of the Library, Oglethorpe University.


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