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Wilson-Froelicher correspondence

Identifier: MS 1990


This collection contains four Woodrow Wilson letters, eleven letters of Jessie Wilson (one of his daughters), and one of Francis B. Sayre, all are addressed to either or both Dr. and Mrs. Hans Froelicher.


  • 1786 - 1918


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The collection is open for research use.

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0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Hans Froelicher, Jr., September 1973.

Scope and Contents

Several of the letters are significant. In 1918 President Wilson expressed confidence in Dr. Froelicher's patriotism, Froelicher was threatened with dismissal from Goucher for allegedly Pro-German attitudes. Jessie Wilson in her correspondence discusses her father's election as Governor of New Jersey and the 1912 Democratic Convention and Presidential campaign. Other items in the collection are wedding invitations for the Wilson-Galt and Wilson-Sayre marriages, a sympathy card on the death of Mrs. Wilson in 1914, two programs for a musicale at the White House in 1914 featuring Margaret Wilson (another daughter of President Wilson), a picture section from THE EVENING STAR on March 4, 1913 featuring the Wilson family, 1913 Inauguration materials (tickets, invitation, program), and a 1786 Swiss military patent to Joseph Froelicher.

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  • 2020-09-16: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States