Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




Cary T. Grayson reports on President Woodrow Wilson’s speaking tour to his fiancée, Alice Gertrude Gordon.


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




Dearest Gertrude

This has been a busy day making arrangements for the long trip, and turning my numerous? patients over to other doctors. We arrived safely this morning. I was up at seven; but Miss Edith and the President were not ready to leave the train until about eight twenty.

Darling, I was so happy to see you enjoy last evening. I shall wish for you every day on the trip—and especially, when the President speaks—and is greeted enthusiastically and dear Miss Edith is made so happy. I will then wish for you all the more—because I love for you to be with her and see her so pleased—and I want you—always. But, happier days are rapidly coming for us both, dear, and all day I have had so many pleasant and happy moments thinking about you and our approaching marriage. It makes me feel so good to know that it is really going to be in April.

If I could only send you one word to-night—that word would be “happy” and would convey volumes—This is a very hurried note—but remember it is full of love and happiness—The love is all yours from your devoted,


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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1916 January 28, WWP20943, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.

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