Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson


Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson


Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938




1923 June 21


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





I telegraphed you last night. I am so glad Vultilla won and you furnished the first winner of the Hopeful Stable. I put $25— 1st on her for both you and Mrs. Barklie—You both lost 25 sometime ago, so you both are $50— winner. Vultilla’s winnings now amount to about $1225.00. Fluvanna ran sthird yesterday in the Clover Stakes—The fastest run race of the year for the year old fillies—a Whisk Broom filly—deviate—belonging to the Whitneys won—bred the same as Gnome.

The heat here is awful. Yesterday was hotter than any day last summer. To-day is worse. I suggested we not try to go the New York this week as the weather bureau reports it was two degrees warmer in Philadelphia than in Washington and the heat wave would last over this week. While I miss you all terribly I am so glad you are all away from this heat. The humidity is at Washington’s worst. Saw Irene last night. She is ready to leave Saturday morning. I cautioned her about keeping the boys away from the contagion of whooping cough. The main point seems to be to keep the children from contact from those with the disease—and most doctors think the chances of conveyance through a third party is unlikely. I would play safe and not go into Louise’s house but consider it safe for you two to go away together—such as to New York etc.

Last night I played “Marse John” in the language of Fossett, with Miss Edith and the Hunter Galts, and nearly melted from the heat.

Everything seems all night at 1600—The house is wired as before. Mr. Ross is making me feel “at home.” I had a nice talk with Bishop Freeman yesterday at the Metropolitan Club—at lunch time. I think he is going make a great success along the lines we predicted. Mr. Wilson wrote him a note which greatly pleased the Bishop. Dr. Axson is here and quite ailing—I cannot express how much I enijoyed my visit with you and the ourdear little fellows. I miss you and think of you all, so much.

I sincerely hope all is going well with you and I that I will hear from you soon.


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Grayson, Alice Gertrude Gordon, 1892-1961



Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson,” 1923 June 21, WWP16466, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.