Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




Cary T. Grayson describes his social and professional activities to his fiancée, Alice Gertrude Gordon.


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





Another day has gone and I miss you just as badly, and wish for you more than I ever. I shall certainly be a very, very happy man when that day comes when we can be together for all time—sharing each others—joys and sorrows; successes and disappointments.

This has been a busy day for me—but I have followed, to a marked degree, the wisdom of your remark, the other day, concerning concentration of my work—I am much pleased with the good result noticed.

The enclosed prescriptions are for Mrs. Flournoy, and I think they will do her a lot of good. I had them filled here, but discovered it was practically impossible to send them by parcel’s post, as the large bottle would probably break. Please emphasize the importance of fresh air, and exercise “just short of fatigue.” Other Also, the forbidden diet. Otherwise, the prescriptions would be only half beneficial.

To-night there is to be a musical at the White House. I wish my precious darling was going to be there.

Last night I called on Dr and Mrs PM Rixey for the purpose of telling them the great secret—but there were a number of visitors there—and I kept quiet—Our good friend, Mrs. Henry B. Brown was among them. I wanted to tell her. Mrs. Julian James wrote me a note this morning asking me to dinner to-morrow, but I declined. I am behind with my notes now—and hope to put in some good strokes every night this week. What luck are you having? I told Mr. Murray and he was much surprised—but showed great and good feelings for us. He is a real, true blue friend—My friend Pence does not show much improvement, I am sorry to relate. He is thinks that he is better, poor fellow. I wish that I do more towards his recovery. This morning I was called to see Senator James. I am keeping him in bed to-day. He is surely a unique character. He is strong for you—so, of course, I think he is perfectly all right.

Is there anything you wish me to do about Sandy? If you do not want to turn him over to Monroe, I can find a home, temporarily, for him. Don’t you to go to any bother about him. Let me do it. But I imagine that Monroe will take good care of him.

While speaking of good care, my precious darling, please take the best care of your dear self—Take your tonic and eat a plenty. After a certain date, yet undecided, I am going to show you how to be good to yourself. I am going to pet and spoil you, my Sweetheart and bride to be—

Good night.


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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1916 March 14, WWP20965, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.