Cary T. Grayson to Ray Stannard Baker


Cary T. Grayson to Ray Stannard Baker


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




1919 November 1


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




My dear Friend:

I want to thank you very warmly for your kind letter of October 30th. I have read it with much interest. I am glad to hear that you contemplate writing articles on the industrial unrest. I think this is very important. You can throw a great deal of light on the situation - which is much needed just at this time. I remember some of the things that you told me along this line in Paris.

I am returning herewith your Article No. 6 - The Shantung Crisis. I have taken the liberty of making a few suggestions, which I have noted. On the top of Page 4 a word is omitted. On page 5 the word “he” evidently refers to the President. The sentence on page 6, which is question-marked, is somewhat involved. On page 7 the words “real gentlemen” are underscored. Is it diplomatic to say this, implying that the Japanese are not? On this page you use the quotation - “female demon.” I added the words, “within him”, for fear it might be misconstrued; some enemies might refer to Mrs. Wilson in this connection. My notation at the foot of page 9 will give you a suggestion.

Of course these are only suggestions from me. Far be it from me to criticise anything that you are writing. My observations are as it would hit the ordinary reader, and I am, therefore, making these suggestions from that point of view alone.

I read the article to Mrs. Wilson and she was very highly pleased with it. I also told the President the substance of it and he is grateful to you for your interest and help in this matter.

Be sure when you come to Washington to let me know, as I am particularly anxious to have a visit with you. You can get in touch with me at the White House, and I can see you there almost any time. I think it is important that you have these articles prepared in book form. There are a lot of things I would like to talk with you about.

You will be interested to know that the President continues to mend slowly. It is a long hard pull but I am hoping for the best.

With warm regards, believe me,

Your sincere friend,

Cary T. Grayson

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Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946



Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Ray Stannard Baker,” 1919 November 1, WWP16062, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.