Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




Cary T. Grayson describes life in the White House and discusses honeymoon plans with his fiancée, Alice Gertrude Gordon.


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





I sent you a night letter a few minuts ago because this will not reach you before Tuesday morning. This has been a fine day here. I went for a long ride on your Kelly this morning and I wished for you, darling, every minute. Mr. Murray was with me—and we met a number of riders—but all were uninteresting. I think more so, because I was so desirious for you to be with me on this wonderful day, for I know you would have greatly enjoyed being on a horse this fine time to be out. While longing for you, dear, I had this consolation—and that is, I would be with you next Sunday, and very, very happy.

My present plans—would be to leave Washington next Friday night—or possibly early in the afternoon and with the hopes of landing in New York before 2.30 a.M. Then we could go to Elberon Saturday. I am so much thrilled over the prospects of you and me going to see our new summer home. I am going to mail the picture of it. Just keep it until I see you. I mention this because it belongs to a regular set at the White House.

I saw Miss Edith for a minutto-night as she was returning home. She and the President had dinner with Mrs. Bolling, and she said that she had a letter from you and would tell me all about it to-morrow. She seemed very happy about us. I dined with at the White House with Helen Woodrow, Miss Margaret, Mrs. Kyle, wife of Miss Margaret’s doctor in Philadelphia, Mr & Mrs. Davies—In my telegram to-night I said all sent love—that included Miss E. and HWB and mine comes alone in a huge amount which I find is growing in proportion every day.

Sweetheart, you will have to watch me and not let me get too silly about you. You know we are both going to be sensible.

I have been thinking over plans for our honeymoon to-day. I have a lot of ideas for your consideration. They embrace out in the country of the following states, Maryland, Virginia—Tennessee and Kentucky, and North Carolina. I think a lot of horseback riding would be fine—send our own horses ahead; if possible. Have one place for headquarters for most of the time. I think it would be a mistake to try moving to several, or too many places. A few days of hotel life and then for the country and woods. Saturday we will talk it all over—dear—It really all seems too fine and wonderful for it to be true for me. I cannot realize that such great luck and happiness could come my way and to for me.

This The enclosed telegram is evidence that some of my patients swear by me—anyway.

Poor Pence developed a bad set back and complication two days before our return—and is very ill again. I spent two hours with him to-night. Did I tell you he had pneumonia, preceeded with by grippe—This last development is certainly sad. It is going to be a hard fight.

I hope your visit is better than you anticipated. Much I should have loved to spend this day with you, I am glad you did what you thought wise and not hurt any one’s body’s feelings. (Could not work the i e s in after the word body—)—. Remember me to Mrs. Converse—and—know—sweetheart that you are mine; and forever I am yours to count on—


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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1916 February 6, WWP20950, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.