Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




Cary Grayson writes to his fiancee about their plans to be apart for the next few months, and his travel plans to visit her.


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





If the whole situation was before us again just as it was I doubt if we would decide on the plan that we have adopted, that is, you go to New York and I stay here. It seems such a pity that several months be taken out our lives just at the time when life is sweeter—every minute of it, than it has ever been before to me.

Of course I am coming to see you often—and that will make the days brighter, but it’s quite different to have you in New York than around the corner, and a telephone in reach when I need to hear your voice—and that seems always. But we talked it all over, and came to the conclusion we thought best and wisest. Don’t be blue but this minute—almost midnight, I do wish you were ovat 1600 to answer N2526. I miss you, I am lonesome, I am blue.

I was so glad to get your dear letter this evening when I came into The Avondale, and to know that everything is all right. I do hope that you are going to like your apartment. I wish so much that I could be there to help you in settling it. I talked with Miss Helen this evening. She was so pleased at the idea of being with you in New York. While she is not very strong for Miss B, but it does not make any difference while with you. Mrs. McAdoo had made other arrangements—to stay with Mr & Mrs. John A. Wilson—but she appreciates your kind invitation greatly.

I had a nice talk with Miss Edith to-day. She loves you more than ever, I believe.

It seems best for you to be at the Pennsylvania Station upon the arrival of the President and party and go direct with them to the game. The train leaves here at 8 o’clock A.M. and is due in New York about one. However, I will let you know details later.

If I can get the extra tickets will send them in time to reach you not later than Friday morning.

Should there be anything that you wish me to bring from 1600, just let me know and it will be a pleasure for me to do it.

Miss Helen and I went to a party to-night given by Mr & Mrs. Walter Howe in honor of the Solicitor of the State Department and Mrs. Polk. Lots of people there. I had a similar time to Sunday afternoon.

Please give my kindest regards to Mrs. Flournoy—and all my love to you, dear one.


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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1915 November 23, WWP20905, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.