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    Sale 2394 | Lot 220
    Price Realized: $938With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2394 Lot 220

      ON HIS AMERICAN ANCESTRY WILSON, WOODROW. Letter Signed, to "My dear Miss Woodrow," describing his family's genealogy. The text in the hand of his first wife, Ellen Axson Wilson. 4 pages, 8vo, written on a folded sheet; horizontal folds. (TFC) Princeton, 12 November 1896

      Estimate $700 - 1,000

      ". . . I have always understood that on the Woodrow side I was descended from the family of the Rev. Robert Woodrow, the author of 'The Sufferings of the Church of Scotland,' and in direct line from the James Woodrow who, in 1688, became the first professor of naval philosophy in the University of Glasgow. My grandfather the Rev. Thomas Woodrow was for sixteen years pastor of a congregational church in Carlisle, England, and did not come to this country until 1836. He settled first in Canada, but after a brief residence there removed to Chillicothe, O., where he spent the greater part of the rest of his life. My mother, Jessie Woodrow (not Marion) was born in Carlisle. Marion Woodrow, her younger sister, and the youngest of the family, was also born in Carlisle. I know of no relatives named Woodrow in this country except those directly descended from Rev. Thomas Woodrow.
      "On the Wilson side, the American history of my family is almost equally short. My grandfather, Judge James Wilson of Steubenville, Ohio, came to this country in his youth from the north of Ireland and married a Miss Adams of Philadelphia whose parents also were recently from the north of Ireland.
      "You will see, therefore, that my ancestry on this side of the water does not run back so far as the Revolution. . . ."

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $938