Woodrow Wilson Collection

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. Thronwell 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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