Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




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




Dear Gertrude

I telegraphed you to-day a thousand thanks for your perfect letter. I am now sending you another thousand by this letter.

My darling, in the first place, the picture that Miss Edith portrayed to you concerning my unhappiness was over-drawn, unintentionally.

I was feeling sad because I was leaving you behind—and evidently this old serious face of mine looked much depressed. Sunday afternoon when Miss Edith spoke to me—I was probably too evasive. I could not tell her anything definite—now I see that I conveyed to her the wrong impression. I am so sorry for this because it resulted in making you unhappy.

I have never doubted you since those happy movements we spent Saturday in “the pines.” I have never seriously doubted you at any time, but if I ever had your wonderful letter, and the lovely manner in which you treated me at Cornish, would have set at rest any such doubt.

Please don’t worry about anything now. It is all right. Remember that you have brought the greatest of all happiness that I have ever known into my life—and this happiness is going to increase more and more. Don’t allow any doubt to linger in your mind about your not making me happy. There is no question about it. It is an assured fact now.

You know that I love you with a devotion that absorbs all else—a devotion so intense and strong that when in dreams I see you it is as something too pure and sacred for mortal touch. If you only knew the ideal thoughts of life which t thrill me through and through when I make it real to myself that you love me, you would understand.

May God help me to be good enough and to be worthy of you.


 Thursday Night.

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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1915 July 22, WWP20849, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.