Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




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




Dear Gertrude

The enclosed are all the pictures that were developed and returned to me. I say all, because I imagined there were more, and I can truthfully declare that I did not steal any of them. I should have attended to this matter long before—Cannot tell you how greatly pleased I was to get your letter, and what a comfort it was to know that you landed there safely and everything was allright. It seems such a very long time since you left Washington.

This is being written in the presence of my friend, Colonel ET Brown—of Atlanta, Georgia—It is not intended as a letter—just a word to accompany these pictures—I am going to write you a real letter to-morrow.

Yesterday morning I went to Warrenton, to the Horse Show, returned in the evening. I had a delightful day; met many of my old acquaintances—and talked horse to my heart’s content. I wish you could have seen me with m some of my old farmer friends. It was a great gathering—about 6000 people and a complex crowd. New York’s richest sports, politicians—horse traders—farmers—fox hunters—Virginia FFVs from upper Fauquier County—and scores of what are is known, as just Virginia poor folks. Also met some beautiful girls there, but in comparison with my queen the best I could give them was a white ribbon—(fourth prize). This refers to beauty in character and face and form—not in riding since what you wrote about your experiences with “Eddie” the broncho pony.

Now, good-night, my dear, the Colonel has gone to his room and I am alone. Close your brown eyes and feel my arms around you—for I am holding you close—oh, so close!


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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1915 August 28, WWP20866, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.