Woodrow Wilson Collection
||Woodrow Wilson Collection
||The collection contains a letter from Woodrow Wilson to Thornwell Jacobs, 1913.
||0.5 linear feet
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.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
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,
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