Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson


Cary T. Grayson to Alice Gertrude Gordon Grayson


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




1915 December 3


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





A lawyer friend of mine walked by 715, 13th Street to-day, and from his report I cannot see how the accident occurred. Please send a letter to the Trust Company—a draft of which I enclose. It is a carefully considered letter, and should be sent at once, I think.

It can possibly do no harm, and you certainly should have all the facts before doing anything. You ought also, it seems to me, have a report of a doctor other than the one who has reported. I will go into all this more fully when I see you. Meanwhile, the letter to the Trust Company will bring out the facts you need to know.

The telephone connection was very poor to-night, and I could not hear half you said, but it did my heart good to even hear the whisper of your voice. Please write me that telephone number, I failed to get it to-night.

I had a very good time at the dinner party; but after all, with you out of town they are but hollow functions to me.

When I was called to the telephone, it was announced that the White House wanted me, so, of course, no one dreamed that it was you.To-morrow, at noon, I leave for Williamsburg to be initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity, as you will see by the enclosed clipping. I rather dread the journey for I have picked up a nasty cold and am quite hoarse to-night. Don’t worry about anything, sweetheart, I love you—

Draft of letter to Trust Company.

I am quite distressed at over the prospects of having to pay for the inattention, carelessness or wilful neglect of some one other than myself. Will you please let me have a statement of fact concerning covering the following point—

(1) What kind of a hole in the sidewalk did the woman fall into, and how did it happen to be open! Who is responsible for the hole being uncovered?

(2) Was the hole one that the District of Columbia should have kept closed covered, or did that duty devolve on the owner, or agent of the premises.

(3) Is the hole so situated that the question of contributory negligence might arise?

(4) May I also have a copy of the report of Dr. Fry made after his examination of the woman, and also let me know whether any doctor other than Dr. Fry examined her, if so, may I have a copy of his report also—

Briefly I want all the facts of the accident, and a report or reports of the doctors.


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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 December 3, WWP15300, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.