Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




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





This morning while I was writing that note to you in which I enclosed my card, Miss Bones appeared upon the scene and wanted me to walk to Miss Edith’s with her, as she had some important things to talk to me about, hence, the great brevity of what I wanted to be a long, long letter.

Sweetheart, it did me so much good to hear your voice over the telephone this morning. I have wished for you so very much all day.

I hope that it is not going to trouble you too much to get a little present for Miss Bartlett. I am sorry to have omitted putting the card in the my letter to you Monday night. I had it in my hand, too, just before sealing the envelope. Happy, happy—happy—But I promise to be sensible.

Miss Hooker wrote me a fine letter—one that I appreciate very highly—I am more than glad that you could be with her.

So you told Dooley, I hope it is al

lPlease convey my regrets to Miss Bartlett that I could not be on hand for her wedding—also all good wishes, and kind remembrances to the members of her family I know.

Miss Edith leaves Monday morning for New York. You are to stay with her at the St. Regis. Miss Bones is also going to be there; but she does not want to go if Mrs. House is to go shopping with them—This of course, is a secret only for your ears—Mrs H. is nice—but Miss Helen can’t stand being called a “lamb.” I expect to come to New York Thursday with the President. He speaks that night at the Manhattan club, and returns to Washington Friday, leaving New York Friday morning ar at ten o’clock.

I am sorry, dear, that those photographers gave out your picture to the newspapers—but I really believe the storm is over now. The only thing way to guard against the future is to write to the photographers requesting that none of your pictures are to be given to the papers without your permission.

I shall be so happy when we are married and all the world knows that you are really mine.

I miss you all the time. I want you and I love with you with all my heart, my precious darling.

I sent you some allopathic medicine for your cold this morning. Please take care of yourself.

I am hurrying to get this off on the midnight mail. Forever and forever your


Original Format




Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1915 October 28, WWP20892, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.