Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




Cary T. Grayson describes his social life and activities in Washington, DC to his fiancée, Alice Gertrude Gordon.


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




Dear Gertrude

I feel guilty for not having written to you for two whole days, but I can assure you, my darling, that you have been uppermost in my thoughts all the time.

Wednesday night I dined with Colonel and Mrs. Harts at Chevy Chase Club, as you know.

Every body congratulated me on my great, good fortune in winning your affections. I certainly did wish for you, dear. Many that I hardly knew came forward and expressed all good wishes for us—I am so happy these days that I am sailing high up in the skies, asitwere, all this time—and at every corner some one greets me with felicitations and congratulations—Yesterday I spent the entire day at the Naval Hospital, examining patients and operating. In the afternoon, between five and six thirty I had a gallop on Kelly—Last night I went to The Willard with the President for dinner given by the Geodetic and Coast Survey, the celebration of the hundreth anniversary of this department. Hon. WC Redfield, Hon. Josephus Daniels and others made speeches. The President was the last speaker of the evening. He was too tired to really do himself justice.

At this gathering I was the recipient of many congratulations and good wishes.

I have bushels of letters. I am swamped and don’t know how to answer them, although I have made a beginning, and am going to do my level best to complete the list before I come to New York next week.

I am enclosing a letter from Dr. WS Thayer of Baltimore whom you have heard me speak of. I have been told so many fine things about your dear father that I have doubly wished for you every time reference was made about him.

Colonel House was here yesterday. I saw very little of him. He left last night and promised to call you over the telephone this morning.Miss Edith is much occupied by the artist this week who is painting her portrait. Miss Helen is fine and shows her love and admiration for you so sweetly that I love her more than ever. If any one enthuses about you at all, I am won by them, irrespective of the past—I suppose the answer is that I am real crazy about you.

By the way, the Victrola which Pence expressed a wish for you to have, it arrived at my apartment several days ago and about twenty five books of records. It is a very expensive present. Mr. Otto Carmichael is responsible for it being sent to you, so I think it would be the a nice thing to do for you to write him a note—Sweetheart, I miss you terribly and I am extremely anxious for the time to come quick when I can be with you again. I am so very happy now and shall be th so much more so when you are with me always. Remember that you are ten thousand times more precious that ever, so please take good care of yourself—Forever and ever



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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1916 April 7, WWP20982, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.