William G. McAdoo to Cary T. Grayson




William G. McAdoo writes to Cary T. Grayson asking him to get two dozen roses for Woodrow Wilson's daughter Eleanor on Valentine's Day.


Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia




Dear Doc

You are a mighty poor correspondent but a bully telegrapher! Your telegrams have kept me alive and I can never express to you adequately what I feel for you. I have much to tell you and am looking forward with joy to seeing you so soon - I arrive the morning of the 18th - next Wednesday! Please lunch with me that day. We are expected to arrive before breakfast in which case I shall call you up and maybe you will breakfast with me - I am sure you will want to look me over to see if I am “plum crazy” or a “gone grump”!

Now, dear old chap, here is another Commission which I beg you to do for me. Get 2 doz. fine American Beauties and send to the adorable person on the morning (early) of Valentine’s Day and keep up the other flowers until I get there. I enclose a card to go with the flowers (the Valentine ones)I wonder what my fate is to be! If I have a chance it is because of you! I am delighted about Braisted & I am most grateful for all of your kindness to darling little Sally - Had a fine day with Col. House - We said a few things about you. We both send love to you -

Always yours

W G Mc

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McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941, “William G. McAdoo to Cary T. Grayson,” 1914 February 11, WWP20793, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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