Paul V. Anderson to Cary T. Grayson


Paul V. Anderson to Cary T. Grayson


Anderson, Paul V.




1917 June 13


Dr. Paul V. Anderson asks Cary T. Grayson for information regarding how to go about enlisting as doctor in the armed forces.


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




My dear Grayson

I hate to trouble you with my private affairs as busy as I know you are but I need some information and I don’t know how to get it. I want to enlist either in the army or navy. As I have been doing only work in mental and nervous diseases for the past twelve years, I would like to do the same work in the service as I am better qualified for this work than for any thing else. If you can ascertain for me whether psychiatric units are being organized in either the army or navy I shall be very grateful to you. If such units are being organized, I am anxious to know what I have to do to enter the unit, and to whom I shall write for particulars.

I hate like the devil to give up my work here, but of the three of us here I am the only one who is not married, so it is up to me to at least to offer myself.

With kind personal regards and cordial good wishes I am—

Sincerely yours,

Paul V. Anderson.

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



Anderson, Paul V., “Paul V. Anderson to Cary T. Grayson,” 1917 June 13, WWP21504, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.