Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




Cary T. Grayson describes social life and entertainment at the White House to his future wife, Alice Gertrude Gordon.


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





On my return last night from Princeton I found your letter. It is the most beautiful letter you have ever written me. I have read and re-read it, and every line is filled with inspiration for me. Possibly you are a dreamer; I am glad if you are—for you know “the dreamer lives forever, while the the toiler dies in a day.”The future does seem so beautiful, so hopeful, so full of all we have thought of and hoped for. I feel sure that happiness is bound to come in generous measure to both of us.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will talk out all the points raised in your letter. I have been hustling all day; and had planned to write you a long letter to-night; but the President gave me an urgent invitation to go to Keith’s with them—the party consisted of the President, Miss Edith, Miss Bolling, Misses Smiths—(not old ladies) & Mr. John Wilson—a cousin from Franklin, Pennsylvania. I have just come in from Keith’s, and it is nearly twelve o’clock.

Remember I am here counting the hours until you arrive.


Original Format




Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1915 October 20, WWP20887, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.