Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson





Cary T. Grayson sends a letter to his fiancée, Alice Gordon Grayson.


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


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Dear Sweetheart

I miss you—and have longed and wished for you more this time than ever before. I am so glad and happy that the 24th is approaching—and then, one great big happiness will be mine—and yours, too, I hope! Darling, I feel that we are going to be supremely happy.

Your visit, I think—from all points of view was a marked success. The only objection was that you departed.

I never saw Mr. Murray so carried away over any one as he was about you—He is rather blue at times over the thought of our separation—but says he cannot blame me when he realizes all your wonderful charms and good sense. I am so glad you both liked each other—The notes to Mrs Jennings and others were fine and have been delivered. You know how to write letters.

I have not seen Miss Edith since you left. I was by the White House yesterday afternoon and this morning but all were out.

I am afraid you had a tiresome ride back to New York—for I am sure Mrs. H. taked you dizzy all the way—The Martin baby is decidedly better to-day. I am more than glad that a mastoid operation was not done—as some suggested. The McAdoo party is due here Thursday night, is the latest report.

I want to run over to Pimlico to-morrow to see the horses—and incidentally enjoy the races—I have decided not to sell for the present, anyway, and follow your suggestions about the black horse, Pied Piper, keep him for a riding horse, if he proves suitable after trial for this purpose.

Please take good care of your precious self—and just remember how much I love you—and how lonesome I am without you—Good night—


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Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1916 May 2, WWP20990, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.