Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson


Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson


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




1915 October 19


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




Dear Gertrude

I have a strong desire to call you over the telephone to-night, but I am not going to do so because you think it unwise. All day I have been wishing for my darling. My thoughts, these days, are with you almost constantly. I love you and want you more and more every day, my precious darling.

Dr. Alfred Rixy spent Saturday with me and I enjoyed seeing him so much. I wish you had been in the city that day.

I told him much about you; but did not tell him the real story. He likes you already. But thinks or suspects that I am in love with Miss Bones—The Doctor dined with me at the Shoreham Saturday night. Miss Helen was also there for dinner with some friends from Chicago. I introduced her to Doctor. She began to sing my praises, he immediately became suspicious. Before this I had not mentioned you—when I told him what a wonder you were. He just thought that I was trying to throw him off the track about Miss Helen Woodrow.

We went to the races out at Laurel, Maryland and had an amusing time, but lost money. That night we went to a moving picture show, and I saw him off on the night train for Culpeper. He told me lots of Culpeper news,—he says that it is not the same fine place that it was when I was a little boy.

I spent nearly all day Sunday at the Chevy Chase Club. Played golf with a Mr. Robert Stevenson of Chicago—then Mrs. Stevenson and Miss Bones lunched with us. I was informed that I was being sus under suspicion—having a lunch party for Miss B—Unusual for her to lunch at Chevy Chase on Sundays.

In the morning the President is going to Princeton to vote on woman’s suffrage. Miss Edith is getting the credit for bringing him over to vote for women. The joke is that she is against it; but she is too good a diplomat to say anything on the subject these days. I have a picture which was taken at Princeton the last time I was there with the President which was sent me recently, I am saving it for you.

Sweetheart, it was certainly good to get your dear letter. It made me so happy. I enjoyed the enclosures very much.

Nothing that you have ever written pleased me more than—“the days will drag until Saturday, and then they will fly.”

I wonder if you really ever have known what it is to be down right lonely for some one as I have been for you for months past—with you away, or seemingly out of my life, the days seem so hopeless, and the future so little to offer. But with the prospect of seeing you, the days seem all too long to wait; but at the end I see joy and happiness, and the sweetness of living.

Every minute of Sunday that you can spare—(and Saturday also) for me will be yours, and the statement for Sunday is for always while we live and love. Good-night, dear.

Your devoted,

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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,” 1915 October 19, WWP15274, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.