Ray Stannard Baker to Cary T. Grayson




Ray Stannard Baker thanks Grayson for his letter about the cause of Woodrow Wilson’s death and his medical perspective on Baker’s own health condition.


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




Dear Friend

I have just received your letter of the 22nd forwarded here from Amherst. It contains exactly the information I desired, and I can pass it on to my friend for the relief of his anxiety. The record is also of great value to me for future use.

I am especially glad to have your observations regarding my condition. I shall be trying especially theto follow the old darky’s advice and “sit kinda loose” for a few weeks, anyway. The fact is, we have a delightful little place here with sunshine on the porch and a glimpse of a glistening lake. I could be perfectly content if it weren’t for an acute sense of responsibility in regard to those secret treaties over which Senator Glass bruised his knuckles the other day in the Senate. I need not tell you that it is a very difficult subject. I have all of the facts and think I should do my best at once to expound them fully.

It was a delight to have caught even a glimplse of you and Mrs. Grayson in Washington. I was much interested in the glimpses I got through Senator Robinson’s eyes of what was going on at the capital. I also listened in last night to his tremendous speech over the radio. It was truly devastating and convincing. With every good wish

Cordially yours,

Ray Stannard Baker

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Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946, “Ray Stannard Baker to Cary T. Grayson,” 1936 January 30, WWP16818, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.