Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson

Identifier

WWP20909

Source

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

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Text

Dearest,

To say that I have missed you every hour since I said good-byonSunday night but feebly expresses it. I have thought of you and wished for you constantly. While I may have good control of my feelings and do not show great enthusiasm—but I want to tell you that internally I have all that makes a “great lover.” I love beyond measure the most beautiful, attractive, wonderful and finest girl in all the world—you, my darling.

Sunday night when I was arrived at the train I felt lonesome and a longing for you. I hated to be separated from you. Tumulty came along a few minutes after the train left the Station—and poured his troubles and fears to me until 1.30—and I knew that you would not approve my staying up so longate—so I put him out of my room in a hurry when I realized the lateness of the hour—and felt like one that was guilty.

We arrived safely atWashington, 7.30 A.M. I had breakfast with the President. There were several calls awaiting me, I spent all the morning looking after the sick. In the afternoon the President beat me a game of golf. We dined alone. After dinner I made two professional calls—and a visit with some politicians—and—retired about eleven, tired and sleepy. Tuesday morning I was busy every minute—In the afternoon I played a little while with the colts. Yours is a wonderful jumper already, he likes it and shows much good horse sense already. I am more pleased with him than ever.

At night, or in the language of the city people, I should say evening, I dined at the Cosmos Club with a number of Virginians—including Senator Martin, John Skelton Williams, Major Hemphill—Mr. White, President of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Rail-road. You met him at the Williams’ at the McAdoo party. He asked about you—There were about twenty there in all. It was a very delightful evening. I came home about eleven escorted by Secretary Houston and Mr. Delano. This morning was devoted solely to patients. Lunched with the President and played golf in the afternoon. Had planned to dine with him but was called out professionally, and was late for the dinner which Helen cooked.

Monroe telephoned me yesterday. He wanted to know if you were comfortably fixed. I asked how he liked the people in your house. He replied very much—that you had made no mistake, they were the right people in the right house. I am hoping that Davis will have Monroe’s position fixed by Monday—He promises to do it by then.

I carefully put away Arthur’s number, for future reference. Certainly wish that I had had it on a former occasion. But I read in a medical magazine recently that it was good to have plenty of exercise before eating—preferably walking—you, no doubt, saw this article before I did.

I know that it has been a great pleasure to all parties—for you and Miss Edith to have a visit together and to have Miss Helen with you—I am sure Mrs. Flournoy enjoyed it too. You are truly a dandy housekeeper and an ideal hostess. I was very proud of you Sunday, and always will be. Thank you for your dear fine letter which makes me very happy to-day—With all my love, good-night, sweetheart—

Cary

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/D03031.pdf

Citation

Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1915 December 1, WWP20909, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.