This collection primarily contains correspondence from Woodrow Wilson and various Wilson family members to Jane Porter Candler.
Also present are photographs, ephemera, clippings, and publications sent to or collected by Candler. Material dates from approximately
1890 to 1928.
Jane Porter Candler (1861-1949) lived in Los Angeles and was a close friend of Ellen Axson Wilson from their childhoods in
Rome, Georgia.Woodrow Wilson (December 28/29, 1856-February 3, 1924), the twenty-eighth president of the United States, was born in Staunton,
Virginia, the son of a Presbyterian minister. In 1885, he married Ellen Axson (1860-1914); the couple had three daughters.
Wilson received a PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1886 and taught history, political science, and economics at Bryn Mawr
College, Wesleyan University, and Princeton University. In 1902, he became president of Princeton. Wilson was elected governor
of New Jersey in 1910. In 1912, he was elected president of the U.S. as a Democrat. The early years of his presidency saw
the passage of several acts aimed at financial reform. Wilson's wife Ellen died in August 1914; he married Edith Bolling Galt
(1872-1961) in December 1915.
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