Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson




Cary T. Grayson describes sharing news of their engagement to his fiancée, Alice Gertrude Gordon.


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





It has been a gloomy day, raining and snowing, but I have been happy because my thoughts have been with you so much of the time. For me, I think that I have done remarkably well concerning the number of letters that I have written about the great secret. While at the White House musical last evening, I told the Attorney General, Mr and Mrs. Erskine. To-day I told Frederick Faust and Charles Wilson and Mrs. Harriman—All were so fine and enthusiastic that I wished and wished for you to hear them. I nearly forgot to say that I, also, told Davies. He said that he was going to write to you at once. I tell them all that I don’t know exactly when you are going to announce it. I mention this to infer that it will, or, may not be be soon, so they will hold tight to the secret. If they knew it was going to be let out next week they might not keep it so well.

Darling, I wish you were here with me. I miss you and want you to hear me tell you with my own voice near by you—that I love you—more than you can count. Also, I want you to hear all the nice things that are being said about us when I break the good news. You little know how it pleases me to hear people speak your praises. The answer is—I am crazy about you and think you are the finest and dearest girl in all the world. What is more, I believe that you are going to be able to keep me thinking that way, always.

Gertrude, please send me a letter, I am hungry for some news from you—Good-night.

I love you—


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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1916 March 15, WWP20966, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.