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Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball, 2 July 1897[edit | edit source]

Logistics[edit | edit source]

1897 July 2, Friday, one of the major social events of the "season" of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

The invitations were for 10:30 p.m., but people began to arrive about 10:00, and the Duke of Devonshire came down to greet the Prince and Princess of Wales at 11:00 p.m.

The invitations asked people to dress as monarchs and their courts from the past or as goddesses or figures from antiquity.

Weather: According to the Times, it was 63 degrees at midnight in London, just as the ball was getting underway, with a dew point of 58, which means that it would not have been as oppressive in all those leather, velvet and satin costumes as well as metal armor as it could have been.[1]

Location: The party was at Devonshire House, in Picadilly, hosted by Louisa Cavendish, the Duchess, and Spencer Compton Cavendish, the 8th Duke of Devonshire.

Who Was There We Might Recognize Now[edit | edit source]

The people who attended this party belonged to the most elite circles of society and were in the social networks of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Louise Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. The people in these networks were not the same as the people in, for example, Queen Victoria's networks. The social network of the Prince of Wales did not exclude people who were divorced, involved in extra-marital relationships, or associated with scandal or gossip. It also included Jews, Americans, businessmen and the nouveau riche, and actors and actresses, even if they were not particularly wealthy, so long as they were beautiful, witty and able to keep the prince amused. In their day, they were celebrities, the subjects of newspaper reports and were considered stylish, "fast," and social leaders. Many of these people would not be familiar now to many of us. The ones that we might find familiar include the following:

  • Albert Edward, Prince of Wales later King Edward VII, and Alexandra, Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra.
  • George of Wales, Duke of York and Duchess of York, Princess (Victoria Mary) May or Mary of Teck, later King George V and Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth II's grandparents. (For fans of the tv series The Crown, the role of Queen Mary was played by Eileen Atkins.)
  • Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, who commissioned the first Stanley Cup and presented it to Canda.[2] The entire Stanley family was engaged with hockey when Frederick Arthur Stanley was Governor General of Canada (1888 to 1893).[3] The horse-racing derbies also are named for the Earls of Derby.
  • Lady Frances, Countess of Warwick, called Daisy, the person for whom Henry Dacre's 1892 song "Bicycle Built for Two" was written.[4]
  • Oscar Wilde dedicated A Woman of No Importance to Gwladys Robinson, Lady de Grey.
  • Winston Churchill, who was at the ball by virtue of his mother's popularity in these social networks; he was 24 in 1897 and so little known that only the Gentlewoman reported his attendance.
  • A number of Rothschilds were present: Lady (Emma Louise von Rothschild) and Lord Rothschild (Nathan Mayer de Rothschild), Baron F. de Rothschild, Mr. and Mrs. L. Rothschild (possibly Leopold and Marie Perugia Rothschild), Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, Alfred Rothschild (?), Cyril Flower, Lord Battersea, and Constance de Rothschild Flower, Lady Battersea. Louisa, Lady de Rothschild also attended.
  • Prince Charles (or Carl) of Denmark was married to Princess Maud of Wales, the daughter of the Albert Edward, Prince and Wales and Alexandra, Princess of Wales. He became King Haakon VII of Norway, and Princess Maud of Wales became Queen of Norway. The role of the old King Haakon VII in the tv series Atlantic Crossing was played by Søren Pilmark.
  • Some people will recognize the name Joe Cresswell, known for being the commanding officer for a destroyer that captured an intact Enigma machine; his father, Addison Baker-Cresswell, was at the ball.
  • William St. John Freemantle Brodrick, later Viscount Midleton, related by marriage to Agatha Whitehead von Trapp,[5] first wife of Georg von Trapp and thus the mother of the 7 children in the von Trapp singers. (Agatha Whitehead von Trapp died of scarlet fever in 1922, and Georg von Trapp remarried in 1927 Maria August Kutschera, former novice of Nonnberg Abbey.[6]) Some controversy exists about the accuracy of this genealogy.
  • While few of us would recognize the name Henri Louis Bischoffsheim, we might recognize the bank he founded: Deutsche Bank.
  • Alfred Beit was a Life Governor of De Beers and friend of Cecil Rhodes.
  • Michael Arthur Bass, 1st Baron Burton of Burton-on-Trent and of Rangemore and Chairman of Bass Brewery, which was founded in 1777 by Michael Arthur Bass's ancestor William Bass. According to the Wikipedia article on the Bass Brewery, by 1887 Bass was the largest brewery in the world.[7]
  • Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh and Chairman of Guiness Brewery, which was founded in 1759 by Edward Guiness's ancestor Arthur Guiness.

Descriptions and Contextualizing Information[edit | edit source]

The attendees were presented to the royals in Quadrilles and the Courts of Female Monarchs, goddesses, and so on.

Staff at the Ball[edit | edit source]

A number of people were present not as people invited to the ball but as staff. Not all the Royals at the ball are described in the newspapers as having been accompanied by attendants — the courtiers who usually attended them — but it seems likely that they all would have been. Some of these attendants are described in the newspapers, perhaps those who were invited in their own right. Some, like the photographer Lafayette and the people who worked at that firm or the musicians, for example, served as staff of the party itself.

Some were staff and servants working in Devonshire House or for the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire at one of his other properties. These people would have helped prepare for the ball, would have served dinner and cleaned up after people, or would have been responsible for the flowers and decorations, like the gardening staff at the Duke of Devonshire's manorial estate, Chatsworth House, who brought flowers from there for decorations at the ball.

Gardeners[edit | edit source]

The gardens at Chatsworth House provided the greens and flowers for the ball. According to House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth,

Flowers arrived early on the day of the party, and by the afternoon each room was a mass of orchids and exotic plants from Paxton's great conservatory at Chatsworth. The large marble tazza in the hall was filled with water lilies, and there was even a Night Flowering cactus, a tropical plant whose flowers bloom at night and last a few hours before dying by morning. ...

On each table [in the supper marquee] were palm fronds after the fashion set by the Savoy Hotel the previous year, and hidden in these fronds and the flower arrangements around the marquee were tiny electric lights which gave a glittering, fairy-like appearance to the room. This was a novelty in 1897, and the Duchess was taking a risk, as in these early days of electricity, hostesses who chose this form of lighting were apt to find their parties plunged into darkness without warning. Fortunately, at this even all was well.[8]:137

According to the Belfast News-letter,

The elaborate floral decorations were all carried out under the direction of Mr. Chester, the head gardener of Chatsworth, and the whole of the lovely flowers and palms were sent up from the conservatories and gardens on the estate.[9]:p. 5, Col. 9a

Describing a later social event in which the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, as Mayor and Mayoress, decorated Devonshire House again, the Sussex Agricultural Express refers to some of the men who worked for the Duke and Duchess in January 1898, about half a year later: "Mr. J. P. Cockerell, the Duke of Devonshire's indefatigable agent called to his aid a willing and competent staff from Compton Place [in Eastbourne], including Mr. W. S. Lawrence, the house steward, and Mr. May, the gardener."[10]

Staff who were named as present at the 1897 ball included

  • Mr. J. P. Cockerell, agent for the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
  • Mr. W. S. Lawrence, house steward for the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
  • Mr. May, gardener for the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Serving Staff[edit | edit source]

It seems that the staff of Devonshire House was in costume. For example, after people were welcomed by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, "Masters of the Ceremonies in Louise Seize military uniforms passed the guests through into inner rooms."[11]:p. 5, Col. 2c The article in the Gentlewoman says something very similar, although not identical: the Duchess of Devonshire's "Masters of the Ceremonies were in Louis Seize military uniforms, and they ushered the guests through into the inner rooms, with the exception of the Oriental queens, who, with their suites, assembled in the white and gold saloon, which was brilliantly lit by hundreds of wax Candles, as were, indeed, all the rooms."[12]:p. 32, Col. 2a

The people serving dinner were in costume, as the Westminster Gazette reported in its article on the ball: "The waiters moving about among the supper-folk were dressed as our great-grandfathers in the time of Pitt were dressed — the hair bunched in a black bag, black courtiers' coats, knee-breeches, stockings, and buckle shoes."[11]:p. 5, Col. 2a

According to House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth, some of the staff who worked the ball were hired from the "outside," and some were already staff at Devonshire House.

Then there was the mammoth task of organising costumes for the staff, as the Duchess had decided that they should all be in fancy dress. Those hired from outside were to wear Elizabethan and Egyptian costumes from a theatrical outfitter and, for the Devonshire House staff, the men were to be dressed in the blue and buff Devonshire livery of the eighteenth century and the maids in Elizabethan sprigged frocks.[13]:137

Lady Violet Greville, who wrote the article on the ball in the Graphic, says, "even the servants, in their own quaint and barbaric Eastern dress, carried out the illusion of antiquity to their knee breeches and white wigs."[14]:p. 15, Col. 1b No evidence exists that Lady Greville was present at the ball, although her son and daughter in law were there.

Artists Associated with this Event[edit | edit source]


James Stack Lauder, known as Lafayette because that was the name of his firm, was invited by the Duke of Devonshire to set up a temporary studio in the garden and take portrait photographs of the guests in their costumes at the ball.

While Lafayette is in many ways the most important photographer documenting the costumes for this event because he was present at the ball, with the imprimatur of the Duke of Devonshire, other photographers also took part in documenting this event. We see their work in the Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball album of 286 photogravure portraits made of ones taken a week later by Lafayette as well as ones made by other photographers were collected as a hostess gift for the Duchess and given to her in 1899. A copy of this album is in the National Portrait Gallery and has been digitized.[15]


The "fashionable miniaturist" Amelie Küssner painted the Prince of Wales in his costume.[16]

According to the Western Daily Press, H. A. Stock, a "much-admired" west-of-England painter, "represented one or two of the personages taking part in the Devonshire House fancy dress ball."[17] At the 32nd Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colours that opened 12 March 1898, Mr. Stocks exhibited a "portrait of a well-known society lady in the costume she wore at the Devonshire House fancy dress ball."[18]

At least one of the portraits in the Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball album is a painting rather than a photograph.


The Marchioness of Granby, who at this time was Violet Manners, commissioned a bust by George Frampton.[19]

Musicians[edit | edit source]

At least two ensembles were present and providing music, Lacon and Ollier's Blue Hungarian Band and, early the next morning, the White Hungarian Band. One was called an orchestra and the other a band: according to the Guernsey Star, "The orchestra was placed in close proximity to the ballroom, and another band played a programme in the garden."[20]:p. 1, Col. 2c The Gentlewoman says that the Blue Hungarian Band was near the saloon where the guests at the ball presented themselves to the Royals:

About half-past eleven the Blue Hungarian Band, which was stationed in a small ante-room, announced the Prince of Wales' arrival with the stirring strains of "God Save the Queen," and His Royal Highness led the Princess up the centre of the saloon, which was lined by ladies dressed as Oriental queens and their suites.[12]:p. 32, Col. 2a

The Blue Hungarian Band advertised in the Morning Post:

Lacon and Ollier's Blue Hungarian Band.

Cymbalos, Berkes Geza and Miska.

has arrived in town for the Season. — Engagements for balls, receptions, &c., to be made to 163A, New Bond-street, W.

This band was specially engaged for the Duchess of Devonshire's ball on Friday last.[21]

According to a letter to the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette by "One Who Was There," the White Hungarian Band was present at the very end.[22]

Describing something that seems to be quite different, the Westminster Gazette says, "A mandoline band under the sycamore trees killed time."[23]:p. 5, Col. 2a

Costumiers, Perruquiers, and Jewelers[edit | edit source]

Not present at the ball but certainly very involved in it were the people who made the clothing, hats, wigs, jewelry, and so forth. Besides people who made the costumes (costumiers, dressmakers, and modistes) and wigs (perruquiers), embroiderers, jewelers and shoemakers are occasionally mentioned although almost never named in the newspaper accounts. General, contextualizing descriptions of the costumes can be found in the Anthology.

Costumiers for Theatres and Operas

  • M. Comelli, designer and costumier at Covent Garden, designed the costumes that were constructed by Mr. Alias of Soho Square.[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b
  • Mr. Alias of Soho Square:
    • "Charles Alias was French and very small . He had started as a traveller in artificial flowers and married a little dressmaker in Long Acre. They started making theatrical costumes and later moved to 36 Soho Square."[24]
    • In its Appendix of Royal Warrant Holders, the 1902 Debrett's also says "Charles Alias, Costumier, 36, Soho Square. W."[25] (n.p.; end of book)
    • The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre, Vol. 1, says, "Alias & Co prospered in the 1880s, having a major success with their new costumes for the transferred version of the amazing Dorothy [a comic opera by Alfred Cellier, libretto by B. C. Stephenson, "transferred" from the Gaiety to the Prince of Wales's Theatre in 1886 and then to the Lyric Theatre in 1888, the most successful of the productions[26]], and on into the 1890s by which ..."; "The Aliases made their mark in the West End when they provided the costumes for the original London production of La Fille de ..."[27] (taking from snippets)
    • BNA search: Alias, Costumier, 36, Soho Square, London: 1898
    • In 1892 Mr. C. Alias, 36, Soho Square, W., was a director of the 13th Annual Dramatic Ball, at the Freemasons' Tavern.[28]
    • In a gushing piece written for the 15 December 1899 Music Hall and Theatre Review, "The Bohemian Girl" says that Alias executed Comelli designs for a Christmas pantomime Triumph of Music. She goes on to talk about Willie Clarkson's work for another pantomime and a visit by Mrs. Langtry.[29]
  • Mr. Karl, artist, designed the costumes made by Messrs. L. and H. Nathan of Coventry-street[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b [30]:p. 3, Col. 5b
  • Messrs. John Simmons and Sons, Coventry House, Haymarket[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b
  • Simmons, 7 and 8, King Street, Covent Garden[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b
  • Mme. Auguste, of Wellington-street[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b
  • Harrison's, Ltd., 31, Bow-street[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b
  • Mr. W. Clarkson, 44, Wellington Street (costumes and wigs)[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b
  • Mme. or Miss Mary E. Fisher, 26, Bedford-street, Covent-garden[31] [12]:p. 42, Col. 3b
  • Mr. May, Garrick-street, 9 & 11 Garrick Street, Covent-garden[31]
  • "and many others"[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b

Fashion Houses, Couturiers and Modistes

Among those who helped construct the costumes and wigs include the following:

  • Mme Durrant made the dress for Theresa, Marchioness of Londonderry, who was dressed as Empress Marie-Thérèse.[32] The dress and fabrics for the Marchioness of Londonderry as well as her quadrille, were made in Britain or Ireland.[33] Mme Durrant's concern, at the end of the 19th century, at least, was at 116 & 117 New Bond St. London W. An ad in The Queen says,

    Court Dressmaker and Milliner. The Latest Paris Models in Morning, Afternoon, Tailor, and Evening Gowns, Millinery, and Mantles."[34]

    Mme Durrant made at least a couple of dresses for Queen Mary (early 20th century).[35] Also, perhaps early 20th-c, Durrant had an address on Dover Street.[36] The Queen also has ads for a "Mr. Durrrant's Ladies' Taylor and Habit Maker" in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1892.[37]
  • The French "tailoring workshop"[38] of Morin-Blossier made the dress worn by Princess Maud of Wales (Princess Charles of Denmark).[39]
  • The House of Worth
  • Doucet
  • Madame Frederic, of Lower Grosvenor Place
  • M. or Mrs. Mason, of New Burlington Street[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b
  • Mr. Caryl Craven[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b
  • M. Machinka, Conduit-street[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b
  • Paquin, of Dover-street[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b
  • Jays, Ltd., Regent-street[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b

The Gentlewoman covered this topic explicitly:

Very great credit is due to the taste and artistic powers of the designers of these dresses, and particular mention must be made of M. Comelli, of Covent Garden Theatre, whose facile pen designed most of the superb toilettes so ably carried out by Messrs. Alias, of Soho-square. Other theatrical costumiers who brought all their special talents to bear on the historical and fancy costumes required for this function were Messrs. Nathan (artist, Mr. Karl), of Coventry-street; Messrs. John Simmons & Sons, Haymarket; Mme. Auguste, of Wellington-street; Harrison's, Ltd., 31, Bow-street; Simmons, 7 and 8, King-street; Mr. Clarkson, 44, Wellington-street; Mme. Fisher, 26, Bedford-street; and many others. A great number of well-known modistes in London were also called upon to supply dresses. Amongst these we chronicle M. Mason, New Burlington-street; M. Machinka, Conduit-street; Paquin, of Dover-street; Jays, Ltd., Regent-street; Messrs. Durrant, 116, Bond-street (who made Lady Londonderry's magnificent gown), and numerous others.[12]:p. 42, Col. 3b

The London Evening Standard cites the sources of its information about the costumes:

We are indebted for some of the particulars of the dresses to Mr. Charles Alias, Soho-square; Messrs. L. and H. Nathan, Coventry-street, Haymarket; Messrs. John Simmons and Son, Coventry House, Haymarket; Mr. May, Garrick-street, Covent-garden; Miss Mary E. Fisher, 26 Bedford-street, Covent-garden; and the Lady newspaper.[30]:p. 3, Col. 5b

The Morning Post also addressed the costumiers. It named Mr. Alias in association with the royals, as well as mentioning several other costumiers by name:

The costumes worn by the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, and the Duchess of Connaught, as well as many others were supplied by Mr. Alias, of Soho-square. Those worn by the Grand Duke Michael of Russia, the Duke of Manchester, Princess Victor of Hohenlohe, and others were made by Mr. W. Clarkson, of Wellington-street, who also supplied the wigs and headdresses for the Royal Family. Messrs. Simmons and Sons, of the Haymarket, made a large number of costumes, including those of the Duke of Somerset, the Marquis of Winchester, Earls Beauchamp, Carrington, Ellesmere, and Essex. Nathan, of Coventry-street, and Simmons, of King-street, Covent-garden; Madame Frederic, of Lower Grosvenor-place, and Mrs. Mason, of New Burlington-street, also made some of the principal costumes.[40]:p. 8, Col. 2a

On 3 July 1897, the day after the ball, the Belfast News-letter says,

For weeks past all the leading London dressmakers and costumiers had been hard at work executing the orders for this great ball. At Alias Nathan's, Clarkson's, Auguste's, and Simmons' all hands set to with a will, and it is gratifying to know that the dresses entrusted to them more than held their own with those sent over from Paris.[9]:p. 5, Col. 9a

According to the Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, citing the Daily Mail,

Lady de Grey is going as Zenobia, and is getting her dress from Doucet, I hear, while Worth also is making a great many costumes; but the greatest number are being made in England. The Duchess of Portland, the Duchess of Hamilton, Lady Mar and Kellie, and Miss Muriel Wilson are all going to the costumier in Soho-square, and Alias has also been summoned to Marlborough House for a consultation.

Mr. Caryl Craven, who is so clever in such matters, is helping the Duchess of Leeds with her dress; in fact, everyone seems pressed into the service, and the result will be one of the most brilliant sights that ever was seen.[41]

Which costumier was this? "A well-known West End dressmaker booked for the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy dress ball orders representing £27000."[42]


Mr. W. Clarkson "supplied the wigs and headdresses for the Royal Family."[40]:p. 8, Col. 2a

At the Duchess of Devonshire's ball, on the 2d inst., the Prince of Wales looked as if he had stepped out of a masterpiece by one of the old painters. His wig, which completed a correct make-up as Knight of Malta, was specially made and fitted by that favoured "Royal Perruquier" Mr Willie Clarkson, who also had the honour of making and fitting the wigs worn by Prince Charles of Denmark, the Duke of York, and the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, and of dressing the hair of the Duchess of York and the Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein. Mr Clarkson also supplied a number of the costumes, including those worn by the Grand Duke Michael of Russia, Princess Louise, and the Duke of Manchester. It would not be safe to say how many crowned heads have literally "passed through the hands" of Mr Clarkson. The art of the perruquier is a very difficult one, requiring historical knowledge, patient research, and great taste. It is most essential to the success of any theatrical performance or of an historical ball.[43]

Clarkson also provided costumes and wigs for the amateur theatricals that the royals took part in to entertain themselves.


After naming costumiers, the Gentlewoman specifically mentions the Parisian Company for its jewelry and Mr. Norman of Bond Street for the shoes he made:

Among other firms [than the costumiers] who lent their aid to make the great ball a huge success was the Parisian Company, whose sparkling gems and jewels, and whose ropes of pearls and precious stones, enhanced the charms of many a fair dame in her dainty old-world costume, and the firm of Mr. Norman, 69, New Bond-street, who designed and made the shoes for the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Buccleuch, &c., &c.[12]:p. 42, Col. 3c

According to the Westminster Gazette, "One very great lady indeed had been lent, by a jeweller, diamonds worth about £13,000."[44]:p. 5, Col. 2c

Journalists and Newspaper Men Present[edit | edit source]

Several men who owned newspapers were present at the ball, but it seems very unlikely that they were invited because of their associations with journalism unless they were already part of the social network that the list of people who attended the ball can be seen to represent. Also, of course, given the class of people invited to the ball, they were not reporters but proprietors and editors. Still, their newspapers played a very important role in the reportage on the event, which makes them worth identifying separately:

While Borthwick and Oppenheim represented newspapers that gave a great deal of attention to the ball, their presence at the ball does not suggest their newspapers necessarily took it more seriously. The newspapers that had the biggest articles about the ball the day after are the following. The main article about the ball

  • on 10 July 1897 in the Gentlewoman is 8,489 words.
  • on 3 July 1897 in the London Morning Post is 7,719 words.
  • on 3 July 1897 in the London Evening Standard is 7,048 words.
  • on 3 July 1897 in the London Times is 5,675 words.
  • on 3 July 1897 in the London Daily News is 3,676 words.
  • on 3 July 1897 in the Westminster Gazette is 2,959 words.

The articles in the Gentlewoman and the Graphic (this last one written by Lady Violet Greville), both 10 July 1897, had a very large number of illustrations, which made them longer than the number of words itself would suggest.

Anthology of Reports[edit | edit source]

A collection of excerpts of descriptions from the newspaper and magazine reports, called here an anthology, gives a sense of what people read about the event.

Reporting on this event began months before it, as soon I think as rumors that it would take place began to circulate, and continued for many months after; it occasionally shows up in a newspaper report years later.

People Present[edit | edit source]

Most social events of this size that included the Prince and Princess of Wales, especially those hosted by them, were reported in the newspapers with a list of people invited, generally in order by rank. Royals, including royals from countries outside the U.K., were listed first, often as special guests. The ranks of the aristocracy followed, with dukes together, marquises, earls, and so on. Sometimes the toponyms were in alphabetical order; occasionally they were just grouped; I never saw a list that followed the orders of precedence beyond the general groupings by title. If members of a family were present and had a title, they were in the lists by their title with their family members listed with them.

No newspaper printed a complete list of those invited to this ball, probably because the Duchess of Devonshire did not release such a list to the newspapers. This list, then, is the result of trawling through every contemporary account of the ball. It is possible, perhaps, to confirm the presence of some people, because, for example, they appear in the Album of portraits given as a thank-you gift to the Duchess in 1899. The fact that more than one newspaper mentions someone's presence may mean not confirmation but the fact that one or both of these newspaper were reprinting articles originally published somewhere else.

The random quality to the list below, then, arises from the newspapers themselves. Further, the location of the names on the list depends on which newspaper article I was working from at the time. I began with the London Morning News because of its audience and reputation for gossip and social news for the aristocracy and oligarchy. Almost all other lists of attendees are made up only of what was published in the Times, which is a good list but not the best (because of its repetitions) and nowhere near complete.

Husbands and wives are often not listed together in the newspaper reports on the ball, and sometimes, as with the Times, the same people are listed in several places with different titles and honorifics.

Also influential in developing the list of attendees and identifying some who were mentioned in newspapers but without enough identifying information was the Album, which included the photographs of some of the attendees in their costumes, a copy of which is in the National Portrait Gallery, London, and another in the British Library.

A list of people whom it would seem likely would have been at the ball but are not mentioned in the press are below, in the section People Absent.

Ways to Understand Who Attended vs Who Would Never Have Been Invited[edit | edit source]

The people who were invited and attended this ball were members of the aristocracy, the oligarchy and the government and some members of their families, but not all members of these groups were part of the social networks that make up the attendance list of the ball.

Some Members of the Aristocracy[edit | edit source]

Some Members of the Oligarchy[edit | edit source]

A number of untitled or only-recently titled people attended the ball, mostly wealthy plutocrats or oligarchs, or, to use Gladstone's term, the "neo-plutoi."[45]:qtd. in, p. 223

Some Members of Government[edit | edit source]

The Values of These Particular People[edit | edit source]

  • Not middle-class notions of respectability

The Role of Women in the Social World in Determining Access to the Aristocracy and These Social Networks[edit | edit source]

The Costs of Attending this Ball[edit | edit source]

  • Costumes
  • Resetting jewelry
  • Access to people who could produce the costumes, accessories and whatever they did with their hair

Missing from the List: Indian Dignitaries[edit | edit source]

Missing from this list are the dignitaries from India, who were said to have been present. According to the Dundee Evening Telegraph dated 2 July 1897, the day of the party, "The Duchess [of Devonshire] has secured the attendance of many of the Indian Rajahs, who have merely to present themselves in the gorgeous dresses with which they have decorated London drawing-rooms during the past fortnight. ... — London Correspondent."[46] In a letter to the Editor of the Pall Mall Gazette on 6 July 1897, "One Who Was There" is lamenting about how, now that the ball was over, people would not see the beautiful costumes again. Unlike most of the people who attended, however, "The Indian princes were happy in their lot — no hired possessions theirs, but treasure trove, and they could play at dressing up whenever they pleased."[47] Describing wearing Indian late-19th-century native dress as "play[ing] at dressing up" reveals perhaps that part of the attraction of inviting these people, who were likely in London for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, were their colorful and exotic clothing.

We know that "the Maharajah of Kapurthala" was present (at 195 in the list below) and at Table 10 in the first supper seating.

No other newspapers stories talked about the presence of many Indian Rajahs, but perhaps the reporters didn't see them arrive or depart and didn't know who they were. These dignitaries are likely to have been in London to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee; perhaps their names can be guessed from those named at other events from about this time.

Duleep Singh (at 605) was not a dignitary from India: he was living in London at this time.

On 6 July 1897, Tuesday, just 4 days after the fancy-dress ball, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire hosted a garden party that was attended by a number of people from South Asia, who were named in the Morning Post article about the garden party. Although Duleep Singh himself is not mentioned, his English wife, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, Countess of Selkirk, was present and mentioned just after this:

The company arrived in quick succession from four till nearly seven o'clock by the two side entrances to the grounds, as well as the principal entrance in Piccadilly, and the presence of our Indian and Colonial visitors in their picturesque and varied uniforms testified to the far-reaching popularity of the Duke of Devonshire and the hostess. The Maharajah of Kapurthala, the Thakur Sahib of Gondal and the Maharanee, the Maharajah Sir Pertab Singh, Thakur Hari Singh, Kumar Dhopal Singh, Rajah Khetri Singh, Rajah Agit Singh, Raj Kuman Umaid of Shapura, Bijey Singh, Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy and Miss and the Messrs. Jejeebhoy, and the Maha Mudalayar of Kandy, besides the officers of the Imperial Service Troops and the Officers of the Native Cavalry Corps were present. Among those who attended were: Dona Solomon Dias Bandaranaike and Miss Amy Dias Bandaranaike, Senathi Rajah, Deir Senathi Rajah ....[48]

That is, assuming that those who were in London on 6 July 1897 were also likely in London on 2 July, these visitors from South Asia might have attended the fancy-dress ball as well:

  • The Maharajah of Kapurthala
  • The Thakur Sahib of Gondal and the Maharanee
  • The Maharajah Sir Pertab Singh
  • Thakur Hari Singh
  • Kumar Dhopal Singh
  • Rajah Khetri Singh
  • Rajah Agit Singh
  • Raj Kuman Umaid of Shapura
  • Bijey Singh
  • Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy and Miss and the Messrs. Jejeebhoy
  • The Maha Mudalayar of Kandy
  • Dona Solomon Dias Bandaranaike and Miss Amy Dias Bandaranaike
  • Senathi Rajah
  • Deir Senathi Rajah

The list of attendees to this garden party follows the pattern of the typical list for this kind of event that included royals, visiting dignitaries and officials, and aristocracy from other nations. That is, people are listed more or less in rank order and grouped by family, as if the newspaper had received a copy of the invitation list itself. The list of people who attended the fancy-dress ball is not ordered in these ways, as if the newspapers were not given the invitation list. This difference might explain why the Morning Post knew the names of these dignitaries from South Asia on 7 July but did not on 3 July.

Possible Errors[edit | edit source]

  • Mr. and Mrs. Bourke, but Hon. Mr. and Hon. Mrs. A. Bourke are at 325 and 236, respectively.
  • Mr. S. Cavendish (at 656) may be an error; he may be Mr. R. Cavendish, who is already in the list (at 107)
  • The National Portrait Gallery letterpress on her portrait says that Lady Helen Stewart is Lady Mary Stewart, Helen Mary Theresa Vane-Tempest-Stewart (at 43, right after her mother in this list). Helen Stewart-Murray, daughter of the Duke of Atholl (at 657) was probably a misidentification.
  • Lord J. Blackwood (at 718) and Lady J. Blackwood (at 719) are difficult to identify given the honorifics. Possibly the J. is a typo for T. in the Times report?
  • The Ladies Villiers were in a quadrille with the Ladies Ker: The Ladies Ker are at 23, two women. If each woman had one sash, then there were 2 ladies Villiers and 2 ladies Ker. Lady Edith Villiers (at 282) was definitely in the Cosway quadrille; Lady M. Villiers (at 433) is probably Lady Margaret Villiers, so that might be both the Ladies Villiers. (Mr. E. Villiers is at 326.)
  • The Times article[49] lists both Mrs. George Curzon and then later Mr. and Mrs. Curzon; was George there? or was this another couple? Several people are treated this way, mentioned earlier in the Times article and then apparently showing up later, with fewer honorifics, especially if they are Hon.'s. Also, there may be duplicates because of variant spellings of the names.
  • The Stanleys — the family name of the Earls of Derby — were a challenge to untangle, and a few remain unidentified, like E. Stanley (at 248), who is probably not Lord Edward Stanley (at 188), who was not in the Duchess procession, as E. Stanley was said to be, and who would likely not be called E. Stanley, as Lord Edward was expected to be the next Earl of Derby. Lady W. Stanley (at 474) and Lady J. Stanley (at 250) are also unidentified at this time.

List of People Who Attended[edit | edit source]

In no particular order, just as their names were found in the newspapers. The only real rational order would be in order of precedence and then alphabetical among those who

  1. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
  2. Alexandra, Princess of Wales, train borne by
    1. Hon. Louvima Knollys
  3. The Prince George of Wales, Duke of York, at this point heir to the throne. He and the Duchess of York were attended by
    1. Lady Mary Lygon (at 547)
    2. Sir Charles Cust (at 152)
  4. Mary, Duchess of York, who was Mary of Teck, in attendance on Alexandra. She and George, Duke of York were attended by
    1. Lady Mary Lygon (at 547)
    2. Sir Charles Cust (at 152)
  5. Alfred Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (son of "Affie," Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh)
  6. Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein
  7. Helena Augusta Victoria, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein
  8. The Grand Duke Michael of Russia
  9. Princess Louise, Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn (Princess Louise Margaret Alexandra Victoria Agnes of Prussia) (Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught is at 369)
  10. Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (her parents, Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein are at 6 and 7)
  11. Francis, Duke of Teck
  12. Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck
  13. Prince Alexander of Teck
  14. Prince Francis of Teck
  15. The Duke of Fife (the Duchess of Fife is at 177)
  16. Princess (Laura Williamina Seymour) Victor of Hohenlohe Langenburg
  17. Countess Helena Gleichen
  18. Luise Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire
  19. Spencer Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire
  20. Duke of Buccleuch, (the Duchess of Bucchleuch is at 24)
  21. William Angus Drogo Montagu, 9th Duke of Manchester (Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester is at 175)
  22. The Duchess of Roxburghe (the Duke of Roxburghe, her son, is at 48)
  23. Lady Margaret Innes-Ker (the Duchess of Roxburghe is at 21)
  24. Louisa Jane Montagu Douglas Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch (the Duke of Buccleuch is at 20)
  25. Lady Katharine Scott
  26. Lady Constance Scott
  27. Algernon St. Maur, Duke of Somerset (Susan St. Maur, Duchess of Somerset at 209)
  28. William Cavendish-Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland (Duchess of Portland at 29; Mildred Grenfell at 30)
  29. Winifred Anna Dallas-Yorke Cavendish-Bentinck, the Duchess of Portland (the Duke of Portland at 27)
  30. Mildred Grenfell
  31. Rachel, Countess of Dudley (William, Earl of Dudley is at 63; the Hon. Gerald Ward is at 271)
  32. The Duke of Alva— probably Carlos María Fitz-James Stuart y Palafox, 16th Duke of Alba (possibly his son, Lord Alva, is at 405)
  33. Millicent Fanny St. Clair-Erskine Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland (the Duke of Sutherland is at 623)
  34. Katherine Cavendish Grosvenor, the Duchess of Westminster (the Duke is at 173)
  35. Katherine Frances Lambton Osborne, the Duchess of Leeds (the duke is at 455)
  36. Constance Villiers Stanley, Countess of Derby (Frederick, Earl of Derby is at 210)
  37. Lady Angela St. Clair-Erskine Forbes (Mr. James Stewart Forbes is at 273)
  38. Daisy (Mary Theresa) Cornwallis-West, Princess Henry of Pless (Prince Henry of Pless is at 40)
  39. The Hon. George Keppel (Alice Keppel is at 231)
  40. Prince Henry of Pless ("Daisy" Mary Theresa Cornwallis-West, Princess Henry of Pless, is at 38)
  41. Evelyn, Lady Alington (Humphrey Sturt is at 120)
  42. Theresa Chetwynd-Talbot Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry (the Marquess of Londonderry is at 511)
  43. Lady Mary Stewart, Helen Mary Theresa Vane-Tempest-Stewart
  44. Lady Beatrix Petty-FitzMaurice, daughter of the Marquess and Marchioness of Lansdowne, in attendance on the Marchioness of Londonderry (at 42)
  45. Lady Beatrice Butler (Elizabeth Grosvenor Butler, the Marchioness of Ormonde, is at 372; Constance Butler is at 373)
  46. Lady Alexandra Hamilton (daughter of James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn)
  47. Miss Stirling (possibly Evelyn Mary Caroline Lilah Stirling)
  48. The Marchioness of Zetland (The Marquis of Zetland is at 59; son, Earl of Ronaldshay, is at 529)
  49. The Duke of Roxburghe (The Duchess of Roxburghe, his mother, is at 22)
  50. The Marquis of Winchester
  51. Maud Hamilton Petty-FitzMaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne (Beatrix Petty-FitzMaurice is at 43)
  52. Henry Petty-FitzMaurice, Marquis of Lansdowne
  53. Daisy, Countess of Warwick (the Earl of Warwick is at 525)
  54. Marcia Anderson-Pelham, Countess of Yarborough (the Earl is at 61)
  55. Beatrix Jane Craven, Countess Cadogan (Earl Cadogan is at 176)
  56. Lady Emily Lurgan (Lord Lurgan is at 165)
  57. Lady Sophie Scott (Sir Samuel Scott, Bart., is at 99)
  58. The Earl of Mar and Kellie (the Countess of Mar and Kellie is at 160)
  59. The Marquis of Zetland (The Marchioness of Zetland is at 48; son, Earl of Ronaldshay, is at 529)
  60. William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp (Lady Mary Lygon, his sister, is at 547)
  61. Charles Anderson-Pelham, 4th Earl of Yarborough (The Countess of Yarborough is at 54)
  62. Henry Lascelles, 5th Earl Harewood (Lady Harewood is at 524)
  63. William Humble Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley (Rachel, Countess of Dudley is at 31; the Hon. Gerald Ward is at 271)
  64. George Capell, 7th Earl Essex (the Adele Grant Cappell, Countess of Essex is at 194)
  65. Edward Villiers, 5th Earl Clarendon
  66. Count Franz Deym (Countess Deym is at 67)
  67. Countess Isabel Deym (Count Deym is at 66)
  68. Francis Egerton, 3rd Earl of Ellesmere (his daughter Lady Mabel Egerton is at 544)
  69. Lord Carington: Charles Robert Wynn-Carington, Earl Carrington
  70. William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne (Beatrix Palmer, Lady Selborne is at 557)
  71. Edward Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich
  72. Henry William Edmund Petty-FitzMaurice, Earl Kerry
  73. Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh
  74. Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel
  75. Grace, Viscountess Raincliffe (Lady Mildred Denison is at 283)
  76. William, Viscount Raincliffe
  77. Oliver Russell, Lord Ampthill (Margaret Russell, Lady Ampthill is at 419; Emily, Lady Ampthill is at 420; Miss Constance Russell is at 418)
  78. Giles Fox-Strangways, Lord Stavordale (Muriel Fox-Strangways is at 403)
  79. Frederick Glyn, Lord Wolverton (Edith, Lady Wolverton is at 130)
  80. Lord Rodney (Lady Rodney is at 472)
  81. Hon. R. Grosvenor: possibly Hon. Robert Victor Grosvenor, 3rd Baron Ebury
  82. Seymour Henry Bathurst, 7th Earl Bathurst
  83. Hon. Grosvenor Hood
  84. Lord Frederick Hamilton (Lady Alexandra Hamilton is at 46; Lord Ronald Hamilton is at 105)
  85. Fanny Marjoribanks, Lady Tweedmouth (Edward Marjoribanks, Baron Tweedmouth is at 109; son Dudley Marjoribanks is at 319; his cousin, Duke of Roxburghe is at 49)
  86. Arthur Balfour, the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour (Miss Balfour is at 486)
  87. Algernon Borthwick, Baron Glenesk (Lady Glenesk is at 88; Oliver Borthwick is at 89; Seymour Bathurst, 7th Earl Bathurst, is at 82)
  88. Alice Borthwick, Lady Glenesk (Baron Glenesk is at 87; Oliver Borthwick is at 89; Seymour Bathurst, 7th Earl Bathurst, is at 82)
  89. Hon. Oliver Borthwick (Baron Glenesk is at 87; Lady Glenesk is at 88; Seymour Bathurst, 7th Earl Bathurst, is at 82)
  90. Minnie (Mary) Paget, Mrs. Arthur Paget (Arthur Paget is at 91)
  91. Colonel Arthur Paget (Minnie Paget is at 90)
  92. Mrs. Fanny Ronalds
  93. The Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain (Mrs. Mary Chamberlain is at 491; Miss Chamberlain is at 492)
  94. Lady Elizabeth Harcourt (Sir William Harcourt is at 128; Lewis Harcourt is at 664)
  95. Mr. F. B. (Francis Bingham) Mildmay
  96. Captain Gordon Wilson (Lady Sarah Wilson is at 392)
  97. Sir John Lister Kaye, Bart. (Lady Maria Lister Kaye is at 499)
  98. Colonel William Chaine (Maria Chaine is at 490)
  99. Sir Samuel Scott, Bart. (Lady Sophie Scott, his wife, is at 57)
  100. Mr. Gerald Loder, M.P.
  101. Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury
  102. Lady Edward Cecil (Lord E. Cecil is at 411; Lord R. Cecil is at 126; Lady R. Cecil is at 450; Gwendolen Cecil is at 404)
  103. Addison Francis Baker-Cresswell (Mr. A. F. B. Cresswell)
  104. Mr. Schomberg M'Donnell: Schomberg McDonnell
  105. Mr. Ronald Hamilton (possibly Ronald James Hamilton, nephew of the 1st Duke of Abercorn) (Lady Alexandra Hamilton is at 45; Lord Frederick Hamilton is at 83)
  106. Weston (Mr. A. W.) Jarvis
  107. Mr. R. (possibly Lord Richard) Cavendish (the Hon. Victor Cavendish is at 121; Lady E. Cavendish is at 164; Lady Edward Cavendish is at 393; Lady Moyra Cavendish is at 366)
  108. Mr. Nicolas Gourko
  109. Edward Marjoribanks, Baron Tweedmouth, as the Earl of Leicester (Fanny Marjoribanks, Lady Tweedmouth is at 85; son Dudley Marjoribanks is at 319; his cousin, Duke of Roxburghe is at 49)
  110. Cyril Flower, Lord Battersea (Constance de Rothschild Flower, Lady Battersea, is at 328)
  111. Sir Charles Hartopp (Millicent, Lady Hartopp is at 488)
  112. Emma Louise von Rothschild, Lady Rothschild (Nathan Mayer de Rothschild, Lord Rothschild is at 216)
  113. Mr. Cavendish-Bentinck (Mrs. Cavendish Bentinck is 263)
  114. Sir Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  115. Mr. Montague Guest (Ivor Bertie Guest, at 295; Frederick Guest, at 345)
  116. Sir Henry Meysey-Thompson (Lady Meysey Thompson is at 391)
  117. Walter Hume Long, the Right Hon. W. H. Long, M.P. (Lady Doreen Long is at 484)
  118. Mr. Arthur Wilson
  119. Lady Edith Wilbraham (Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, Earl Lathom, is at 125; Alice Bootle-Wilbraham, Countess Lathom, is at 213)
  120. The Hon. Humphrey Sturt, M.P. (Lady Alington is at 41)
  121. The Hon. Victor Cavendish (Lady E. Cavendish is at 164; Mr. R Cavendish is at 107; Lady Edward Cavendish is at 393; Lady Moyra Cavendish is at 366)
  122. Lord James of Hereford (his niece, Miss James, is at 396)
  123. Lord Edmund Talbot
  124. Mr. C. Wyndham, M.P.: Colonel Sir Charles Wyndham Murray
  125. Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, the Earl of Lathom (The Countess of Lathom is at 213; Lady Edith Wilbraham is at 119)
  126. Lord Robert Cecil (Lady Edward Cecil is at 102; Lord E. Cecil is at 411; Lady Robert Cecil [Eleanor Lambton Gascoyne-Cecil] is at 450; Gwendolen Cecil is at 404).
  127. Sir Charles Hall, Q.C, M.P.
  128. Sir William Harcourt (Lady Elizabeth Harcourt is at 94; Lewis Harcourt is at 669)
  129. Herbert Gardner, Lord Burghclere, as a Puritan (Lady Burghclere is at 437)
  130. Edith Glyn, Lady Wolverton (Lord Wolverton is at 79)
  131. Princess Louise Marchioness of Lorne (the Marquis of Lorne is at 620; Elspeth Campbell is at 621)
  132. Lady Randolph Churchill (her son Winston Churchill, is at 179; Jack Churchill is at 223)
  133. Alphonse Chodron de Courcel (Madame de Courcel is at 182; Mademoiselle Henriette de Courcel is at 371; Mademoiselle de Courcel is at 498)
  134. Ernest Louis, the Grand Duke of Hesse (Princess Victoria, the Grand Duchess of Hesse, is at 138).
  135. M. de Soveral
  136. Gwladys Robinson, Countess de Grey (Frederick Oliver Robinson, Earl de Grey is at 656)
    1. Ethiopian or Nubian attendant
  137. Georges de Staal
  138. Princess Victoria, the Grand Duchess of Hesse (the Grand Duke of Hesse is at 134).
  139. Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
  140. Louisa Acheson, Lady Gosford (the Earl of Gosford is at 143)
  141. John Lambton, 3rd Earl of Durham
  142. Sunny (Charles Richard John) Spencer-Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough (Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough is at 174)
  143. Archibald Acheson, 4th Earl of Gosford (Lady Gosford is at 140)
  144. Prince Charles of Denmark (Princess Charles of Denmark is at 159). The Prince and Princess Charles of Denmark were attended by
    1. Cecilia, Lady Suffield (at 536)
    2. Miss Charlotte Knollys (at 651)
    3. Major-General Arthur Ellis (at 654)
  145. John Spencer, Earl Spencer (Charlotte, Countess Spencer is at 192)
  146. Beatrix Herbert, the Countess of Pembroke (the Earl of Pembroke is at 181; Lady Beatrix Herbert is at 648)
  147. Hardinge Stanley Giffard, Lord Halsbury (Lady Halsbury is at 515)
  148. Ana, Countess de Casa Valencia (the Count is at 183)
  149. Prince Adolphus of Teck
  150. Kathleen Pelham-Clinton, the Duchess of Newcastle (the Duke of Newcastle is at 564)
  151. Mrs. White: Daisy (Margaret Stuyvesant Rutherford) White (Henry White is at 310)
  152. Sir Charles Cust , who accompanied the Duke and Duchess of York with Lady Mary Lygon
  153. William Court Gully Selby (Mrs. Gully is at 441; Miss Gully at 442)
  154. Clara Stone Hay (John Milton Hay is at 187; Miss Helen Hay at 508)
  155. Alice Anne Graham-Montgomery Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville Edgerton, Duchess of Buckingham (Lord Wilbraham Egerton of Tatton is at 591; Lady Gore-Langton is at 592)
  156. Princess Edward of Saxe-Weimar
  157. Lady Alice Maude Olivia Montagu Stanley (her husband Lord Edward George Villiers Stanley is at 188)
  158. Edwyn Scudamore-Stanhope, the Earl of Chesterfield
  159. Princess Charles of Denmark (Princess Maud of Wales) (Prince Charles of Denmark is at 144). The Prince and Princess Charles of Denmark were attended by
    1. Cecilia, Lady Suffield (at 536)
    2. Miss Charlotte Knollys (at 651)
    3. Major-General Arthur Ellis (at 654)
  160. Lady Violet (Susan Violet) Erskine, Countess of Mar and Kellie (the Earl of Mar and Kellie is at 58)
  161. Lord Charles Montagu, Charles William Augustus Montagu
  162. Mildred Cadogan, Viscountess Chelsea
  163. Henry Arthur Cadogan, Viscount Chelsea
  164. Lady E., probably Lady Evelyn, Cavendish (the Hon. Victor Cavendish is at 121; Mr. R. Cavendish is at 107; Lady Edward Cavendish is at 393; Lady Moyra Cavendish is at 366)
  165. Lord William Lurgan (Lady Lurgan is at 56)
  166. Mary Louise Douglas-Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton
  167. Lord Kenyon, Baron Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon.
  168. Georgiana Elizabeth Spencer-Churchill Curzon, Viscountess Curzon (Viscount Curzon is at 197)
  169. Robert Crewe-Milnes, Earl of Crewe
  170. The Duke of Montrose (the Duchess of Montrose is at 186)
  171. Viscount Garnet Wolseley (Lady Wolseley is at 541; Miss Wolseley is at 542)
  172. Lord Falmouth: Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth (Lady Falmouth is at 471)
  173. Hugh Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster (the Duchess of Westminster is at 34)
  174. Consuelo Vanderbilt Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (The Duke of Marlborough is at 142)
  175. Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester (William, Duke of Manchester is at 21)
  176. Earl Cadogan (Countess Cadogan is at 55)
  177. Princess Royal, Louise, Duchess of Fife (the Duke of Fife is at 15)
  178. M. de Souza Correa (João Arthur Souza Corrêa)
  179. Winston Churchill (his mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, is at 132; his brother, Jack Churchill, is at 223)
  180. Albert, Count Mensdorff
  181. Sidney Herbert, 14th Earl of Pembroke (the Countess of Pembroke is at 145; Lady Beatrix Herbert is at 648)
  182. Madame de Courcel (Alphonse Chodron de Courcel is at 133; Mademoiselle Henriette de Courcel is at 371; Mademoiselle de Courcel is at 498)
  183. Count Casa de Valencia (the Countess is at 148)
  184. Countess Torby: Sophia Nicholaievna, Countess Torbi or Torby
  185. Lord Ribblesdale: Thomas Lister, 4th Baron Ribblesdale (Lady Ribblesdale is at 206)
  186. The Duchess of Montrose (the Duke of Montrose is at 170)
  187. John Milton Hay (Clara Stone Hay is at 154; Helen Hay at 508)
  188. Lord Edward George Villiers Stanley (Lady A. Stanley [Lady Alice Maude Olivia Montagu Stanley] is at 157)
  189. Lord Montagu: William Lowry-Corry, 1st Baron Rowton
  190. Lady H. Lennox: Lady Amelia Gordon-Lennox
  191. Countess Clary: Thérèse, Countess Clary-Aldringen (Count Siegfried Clary is at 205; Count Charles Kinsky is at 575; Countess Josephine Kinsky is at 394)
  192. Charlotte, Countess Spencer (John, Earl Spencer is at 145)
  193. Lily, Duchess of Marlborough (William Beresford is at 581)
  194. Adele Grant Cappell, Countess Essex (George Capell, Earl of Essex is at 64)
  195. The Maharajah of Kapurthala
  196. Cicely Gascoyne-Cecil, Viscountess Cranborne (Lord Cranborne is at 610)
  197. Richard George Penn, Viscount Curzon (Georgiana, Viscountess Curzon is at 168; Countess Howe is at 489)
  198. Georgina, Lady Dudley (Rachel, Countess of Dudley is at 31; William, Earl of Dudley is at 63; the Hon. Gerald Ward is at 271)
  199. Windham, Earl of Dunraven (Florence, Countess of Dunraven is at 606)
  200. Ettie (Mrs. W. H.) Grenfell (Mr. W. H. Grenfell is at 222; Miss Mildred Grenfell is at 30)
  201. Hugo Charteris, Lord Elcho (Mary Charteris, Lady Elcho is at 224)
  202. Louise (Mrs. Arthur) Sassoon (Mr. Arthur Sassoon is at 552), with nephews as attendants:
    1. Evelyn de Rothschild (at 668
    2. Anthony de Rothschild (at 669)
  203. Henry, Earl of Suffolk (Lady Suffolk is at 538)
  204. Lady Hastings: Elizabeth Evelyn Harbord Astley (Lord Hastings is at 425)
  205. Count Clary, Siegfried Graf von Clary und Aldringen (Countess Thérèse Clary is at 191; Count Charles Kinsky is at 575; Countess Josephine Kinsky is at 394)
  206. Lady Ribblesdale: Charlotte, Baroness Ribblesdale (Lord Ribblesdale is at 185)
  207. Nellie, Countess of Kilmorey
  208. Lowry Egerton Cole, 4th Earl of Enniskillen (Charlotte, Countess of Enniskillen is at 597; Lady Florence Cole is at 239)
  209. Susan St. Maur, Duchess of Somerset (Algernon St. Maur, Duke of Somerset is at 27)
  210. Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby (Constance, Countess of Derby is at 36)
  211. Grace, Countess of Lonsdale (Hugh Cecil Lowther, Earl of Lonsdale is at 225)
  212. Mr. Goschen: George Joachim Goschen (Mrs. Lucy Goschen is at 423; Miss Goschen is at 424)
  213. Lady Alice Villiers Bootle-Wilbraham, the Countess of Lathom (Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, Earl Lathom is at 125; Lady Edith Wilbraham is at 119)
  214. The Hon. Reginald Lister
  215. Lady Helen Venetia Duncombe Vincent (Sir Edgar Vincent is at 226)
  216. Nathan Mayer de Rothschild, Lord Rothschild, as a Swiss Burgher (Emma Louise von Rothschild, Lady Rothschild is at 112)
  217. Margot Asquith (Herbert Henry Asquith is at 381)
  218. Colonel Laurence Oliphant
  219. Sybil Fane, Countess of Westmorland (Anthony Mildmay Fane, Earl of Westmorland is at 257)
  220. Lady Cynthia Graham of Netherby (Sir Richard Graham is at 464)
  221. Mr. George Wyndham
  222. Mr. William Henry Grenfell (Ethel Grenfell is at 200; Miss Mildred Grenfell is at 30)
  223. Jack Churchill (his mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, is at 132; his brother, Winston Churchill, is at 179)
  224. Mary Charteris, Lady Elcho (Hugo Charteris, Lord Elcho is at 201)
  225. Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale (Grace, Countess of Lonsdale is at 211)
  226. Sir Edgar Vincent (Lady Helen Vincent is at 215)
  227. Miss West: Shelagh (Constance Edwina) Cornwallis-West
  228. Mary Goelet, Miss Ogden Göelet (Mr. Ogden Göelet is at 502; Mrs. May Göelet is at 503)
  229. Lady C. Grosvenor (family of the Duke of Westminster)
  230. Miss Rosalinda Oppenheim (Henry Oppenheim is at 397; Mrs. Isabel Oppenheim is at 408)
  231. Alice Keppel (George Keppel is at 39).
  232. Wilfred Wilson
  233. Arthur B. Portman
  234. Mr. Gordon Wood
  235. The Hon. Algernon Bourke (Guendoline Bourke is at 236)
  236. Hon. Mrs. A. (Guendoline) Bourke (Algernon Bourke is at 235)
  237. Gerald Paget Paget: likely Gerald Cecil Stewart Paget (Mrs. Arthur Paget is at 90; Arthur Paget is at 91)
  238. Lady Violet de Trafford
  239. Lady Florence Cole (Lowry, Earl of Inneskillen is at 208; Charlotte, Countess Inneskillen is at 597)
  240. Hon. Mrs. Julia Peel Maguire (Mr. Rochfort Maguire is at 241)
  241. Mr. Rochfort Maguire
  242. Miss Muriel Wilson
  243. Helena Violet Alice Fraser ("Miss Keith Fraser") (Captain Keith Fraser is at 244)
  244. Captain Fraser: Keith Alexander Fraser (Helena Violet Alice Fraser is at 243)
  245. Marie Hope-Vere
  246. Alexandra Harriet Paget, Lady Colebrooke
  247. Mrs. Leo was in the Duchess procession.
  248. E. Stanley
  249. Right Hon. George Frederick Stanley
  250. Lady J. Stanley
  251. Hon. F. C. Stanley: Ferdinand Charles Stanley
  252. L. Brassey
  253. Mr. Harold Brassey
  254. Lady A. Acheson: Lady Alexandra Louise Elizabeth Acheson
  255. Lord Acheson: Lord Archibald Charles Montagu Brabazon Acheson
  256. Lady Mary Milner Gerard
  257. Anthony Mildmay Julian Fane, 13th Earl of Westmorland (Sybil Fane, Countess of Westmorland is at 219)
  258. Mrs. Talbot
  259. Miss de Brienen (Baron Brienen is at 465; Baroness Brienen is at 466)
  260. Mrs. Leonie Leslie (Col. John Leslie is at 261)
  261. Colonel John Leslie (Leonie Leslie is at 260)
  262. Lord Henry Cavendish Bentinck (Lady Olivia Cavendish Bentinck is at 263; Lady Ottoline Cavendish-Bentinck is at 543)
  263. Lady Olivia Cavendish Bentinck (Lord Henry Cavendish Bentinck is at 262; Lady Ottoline Cavendish-Bentinck (is at 543)
  264. Mrs. Cavendish Bentinck (Mr. Cavendish Bentinck is at 112)
  265. Count Heeren
  266. Mrs. H. T. Barclay
  267. Mr. H. T. Barclay
  268. Mr. A. M. Biddulph, possibly Algernon Myddleton Biddulph
  269. Lord Romilly, probably John Gaspard le Marchant Romilly, 3rd Baron Romilly
  270. Captain E. B. Cook
  271. The Hon. Gerald Ward (the Countess of Dudley is at 31; William, Earl of Dudley is at 63; Georgina Lady Dudley is at 198)
  272. The Hon. Cecil Campbell
  273. Mr. James Stewart Forbes (Lady Angela Forbes is at 37)
  274. Mr. C. H. Wellesley Wilson
  275. Lord Shipley Cardross (Lady Rosalie Cardross is at 276; the Hon. Muriel Erskine is at 278)
  276. Lady Rosalie Cardross (Lord Shipley Cardross is at 276; the Hon. Muriel Erskine is at 278)
  277. Mr. Herbert Marmaduke Joseph Stourton
  278. The Hon. Muriel Erskine (Lord Shipley Cardross is at 275; Lady Rosalie Cardross is at 276)
  279. Mr. Elliot: the Right Hon. Sir Henry Elliot (Lady Minto is at 544)
  280. M. Boulatzell
  281. Lady Margaret Spicer (Captain John Spicer is at 410)
  282. Lady Edith Villiers (Lady May Julia Child-Villiers is at 372; Earl Clarendon is at 65; Lord Hyde is at 294)
  283. Lady Mildred Denison (Grace, Viscountess Raincliffe is at 75; William, Viscount Raincliffe is at 76)
  284. Lady St. Oswald (Lord St. Oswald is at 641)
  285. Miss Blanche Forbes (Mr. James Stewart Forbes is at 273; Lady Angela Forbes is at 37)
  286. Mr. Schreiber, Charles Shuldham Schreiber
  287. Mrs. Higgins
  288. Mr. Higgins
  289. Mrs. Mary Von André (Herr Adolf Von André is at 386)
  290. Walter Murray Guthrie (Olive Guthrie is at 291)
  291. Mrs. Olive Guthrie (Walter Murray Guthrie is at 290)
  292. Lady Alice Eleanor Louise Montagu (escorted by Lord Stavordale, at 78)
  293. Miss Enid Wilson
  294. George Herbert Hyde Villiers, Lord Hyde (Earl Clarendon is at 65; Lady Edith Villiers is at 282)
  295. Hon. Ivor Guest (Montague Guest, at 115; Frederick Guest, at 345)
  296. The Hon. Seymour Fortescue
  297. The Hon. Sidney Greville
  298. The Hon. Margaret (Mrs. Ronald) Greville (where was Ronald Greville?)
  299. The Hon. Mrs. Greville (probably not 298?)
  300. Mr. Clarence Wilson
  301. The Hon. Mrs. George Curzon: the Hon. Mary Curzon (The Hon. George Curzon is at 495)
  302. The Hon. George Peel (Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel is at 74)
  303. The Hon. Evan Charteris
  304. Lady Lettice Grosvenor (family of the Duke of Westminster)
  305. Lord Alexander Thynne
  306. Possibly Hon. Francis Cecil Brownlow, the Hon. Cecil Brownlow
  307. Mr. Herbert Wilson
  308. Mrs. Marion Leigh (Captain Gerard Leigh is at 570; Lady Rose Leigh is at 337; John Blundell Leigh is at 602)
  309. Mrs. Katherine Mary Drummond
  310. Mr. Henry White (Mrs. Daisy White is at 151)
  311. Mr. Norton (MornPost Fancy 1897-07-03) or Mr. Morton (Times 1897-07-03) was dressed as Guyman di Silva in the 17th-century procession.
  312. Mr. Jean Béraud
  313. Mr. Ernest William Beckett (Mr. Gervase Beckett is at 483; Mabel Beckett is at 359; Mr. Rupert Beckett is at 481; Muriel Beckett is at 482)
  314. Mr. H. Warrender: probably Hugh Valdave Warrender (Captain Warrender, probably George John Scott Warrender, is at 519)
  315. Sir Francis Jeune attended with (Lady Susan Jeune is at 550; Miss Madeline Stanley is at 551)
  316. Violet Countess of Powis
  317. George Earl of Powis
  318. Mrs. Arthur (Mary Venetia) James (Mr. Arthur James is at 480)
  319. Hon. D. Marjoribanks (Fanny Lady Tweedmouth is at 85; Baron Tweedmouth is at 109; Henry Duke of Roxburghe is at 49; two "brother officers" are at 637 and 638)
  320. Mr. Ephrussi
  321. Captain Mann Thomson
  322. Mr. Rose
  323. Sir A. Edmonstone
  324. Lady Edmonstone
  325. Mr. Henry Holden
  326. Mr. E. Villiers
  327. Arthur, Earl of Arran
  328. Constance de Rothschild Flower, Lady Battersea (Cyril Flower, Lord Battersea is at 110)
  329. Rosamond Fellowes, Lady de Ramsey
  330. Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild
  331. Mr. Godfrey Webb
  332. The Hon. S. (George William Spencer) Lyttelton
  333. Lady Blanche Gordon-Lennox (Lord Algernon Gordon Lennox is at 623)
  334. Lady Harriet Burton
  335. Lord Michael Burton
  336. Florence Canning, Lady Garvagh
  337. Lady Rose Leigh (John Blundell Leigh is at 602; Mrs. Marion Leigh is at 308; Captain Gerard Leigh is at 570)
  338. Mrs. Zoë Farquharson (Alexander Farquharson is at 458)
  339. Miss Naylor
  340. The Hon. Mrs. Sackville West
  341. Lord Camden: John Pratt, 4th Marquess Camden
  342. Lord Annaly: Luke White, Baron Annaly
  343. John George Stewart-Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine
  344. Lord George Stewart-Murray
  345. Hon. Frederick Edward Guest
  346. Captain the Hon. W. Lambton
  347. Captain Gilbert Elliot
  348. Mr. Frank Dugdale (Lady Eva Dugdale is at 409)
  349. Mr. Clive Wilson
  350. Mr. W. M. Lowe
  351. Mr. Arnold Morley
  352. Mr. Francis Gathorne-Hardy
  353. Charles William Reginald Duncombe, Viscount Helmsley
  354. Muriel Duncombe Owen, Viscountess Helmsley
  355. Evelyn McGarel-Hogg, Lady Magheramorne
  356. Lady Aline Beaumont (Mr. Wentworth Beaumont is at 468)
  357. Earl of Ava: Archibald Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood
  358. Mr. C. Willoughby
  359. Mrs. G. Beckett: Mrs. Mabel Beckett (Mr. Gervase Beckett is at 483)
  360. Miss Emilia Yznaga
  361. Count Hadik
  362. Lady Hilda Brodrick (St. John Brodrick is at 368)
  363. Mr. Jack Graham Menzies
  364. Evelyn Elizabeth Forbes James
  365. Lady C. (Caroline) FitzMaurice (Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice is at 626)
  366. Lady Moyra Cavendish (Mr. R. Cavendish: Richard Frederick Cavendish is at 107)
  367. James Somerville, 2nd Baron Athlumney
  368. Mr. Brodrick: St. John Brodrick (Lady H. Brodrick is at 362)
  369. Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (Princess Louise, Duchess of Connaught is at 9)
  370. Princess Victoria of Wales
  371. Mademoiselle Henriette de Courcel (Alphonse de Courcel is at 133; Marie-Elisabeth de Courcel is at 182; Mademoiselle de Courcel is at 498)
  372. Lady May Julia Child-Villiers
  373. Elizabeth Grosvenor Butler, the Marchioness of Ormonde (Beatrice Butler is at 45; Constance Butler is at 374)
  374. Constance Butler (Beatrice Butler is at 45; the Marchioness of Ormonde is at 373)
  375. Mabel, Lady Ashburton (Francis, Baron Ashburton is at 376)
  376. Francis, Baron Ashburton (Mabel, Lady Ashburton is at 375)
  377. Lady Archibald Campbell
  378. Mrs. Susannah Wilson Graham Menzies (Jack Graham Menzies is at 363)
  379. Mr. Henry Chaplin (Hon. Edith Helen Chaplin is at 407; Eric Chaplin is at 616)
  380. Sir Horace Farquhar, Bart. (Lady Emilie Farquhar is at 639)
  381. The Right Hon. H. H. (Herbert Henry) Asquith (Margot Asquith is at 217)
  382. Edward Cecil Guiness, Lord Iveagh (Adelaide Guiness, Lady Iveagh is at 440)
  383. Lady Victoria Innes-Ker (the Duchess of Roxburghe is at 21)
  384. Mr. Alfred Beit
  385. Captain George Holford
  386. Herr Adolf Von André (Mrs. Mary Von André is at 289)
  387. Pierre Louis Leopold d'Hautpoul, Marquis d'Hautpoul
  388. Julia Caroline Stonor d'Hautpoul, the Marquise d'Hautpoul
  389. Hon. Harry Julian Stonor
  390. Mrs. Adair
  391. Lady Ethel Meysey Thompson (Sir Henry Meysey-Thompson is at 116)
  392. Lady Sarah Wilson (Captain Gordon Wilson is at 96)
  393. Lady Edward Cavendish
  394. Countess Josephine Kinsky (Countess Thérèse Clary is at 191; Count Siegfried Clary is at 205; Count Charles Kinsky is at 575)
  395. Mary (Mrs. Arthur) Wilson
  396. Miss James (Lord James of Hereford is at 122)
  397. Henry Maurice William Oppenheim (Mrs. Oppenheim is at 408; Miss Rosalina Oppenheim is at 230)
  398. The Hon. Bridget Harbord (Lord Suffield is at 535; Lady Suffield is at 536)
  399. Candida Hay, Marchioness of Tweeddale (the Marquis of Tweeddale is at 400), accompanied by two sons dressed as pages:
    1. Lord William George Montagu Hay
    2. Lord Arthur Vincent Hay
  400. William Montagu Hay, the Marquis of Tweeddale (The Marchioness of Tweeddale is at 399)
  401. Lady Evelyn Ewart (Sir Henry Ewart is at 430)
  402. Lady Hilda FitzRoy, Baroness Southampton (Baron Southampton is at 569)
  403. Lady Muriel Fox Strangways (Giles Fox-Strangways, Lord Stavordale is at 78)
  404. Lady Gwendolen Cecil
  405. Lord Alva: Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Falcó (Carlos Duke Alba is at 32)
  406. Miss Seymour
  407. Miss Chaplin, probably Hon. Edith Helen Chaplin (Henry Chaplin is at 379; Eric Chaplin is at 616)
  408. Mrs. Openheim: Mrs. Isabella Oppenheim (Mr. Henry Oppenheim is at 397; Miss Rosalina Oppenheim is at 230)
  409. Lady Eva Dugdale (Mr. Frank Dugdale is at 348)
  410. Captain John Spicer (Lady Margaret Spicer is at 281)
  411. Lord Edward Cecil (Edward Herbert Gascoyne-Cecil) (Lady Edward Cecil is at 102; Lord R. Cecil is at 126).
  412. Mr. C. Wilson: Charles Henry Wilson
  413. Mrs. C. Wilson: Florence Wilson
  414. Sir Henry Irving
  415. Colonel Charles Edward Swaine
  416. Lord Rosslyn: James, 5th Earl of Rosslyn
  417. Lady Rosslyn: Violet, Countess of Rosslyn
  418. Miss Constance Russell (Lord Ampthill is at 77; Margaret Russell, Lady Ampthill is at 419; Emily, Lady Ampthill is at 420)
  419. Margaret Russell, Lady Ampthill (Lord Ampthill is at 77)
  420. Emily, Lady Ampthill (Lord Ampthill is at 77)
  421. Mr. Anstruther
  422. Mrs. Anstruther
  423. Mrs. Goschen: Lucy Goschen (G. J. Goschen is at 212\)
  424. Miss Goschen (G. J. Goschen is at 212)
  425. Lord Hastings: George Manners Astley, 20th Baron Hastings (Lady Hastings is at 204)
  426. Florence Chetwynd, Marchioness of Hastings
  427. Miss Chetwynd
  428. Mr. Henri Louis Bischoffsheim
  429. Mrs. Clarissa Bischoffsheim
  430. Sir Henry Ewart (Lady Evelyn Ewart is at at 401)
  431. Lord Jersey: Victor Child-Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey
  432. Lady Jersey: Margaret Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  433. Lady Margaret Villiers
  434. Lord Alwyne Frederick Compton
  435. Lady Mary Compton
  436. Sir Bartle Frere
  437. Winifred Gardner, Lady Burghclere (Lord Burghclere is at at 129)
  438. Mr. Hamar Bass (Lady Harriet Burton is at 334; Lord Michael Burton is at 335; Nellie Baillie is at 667)
  439. Mrs. Louisa Hamar Bass (Lady Harriet Burton is at 334; Lord Michael Burton is at 335; Nellie Baillie is at 667)
  440. Adelaide Guiness, Lady Iveagh (Edward Cecil Guiness, Lord Iveagh is at 382)
  441. Elizabeth Selby Gully (William Court Gully is at 153)
  442. Elizabeth Kate Shelley Gully (William Court Gully is at 153)
  443. Lord Feversham: William Ernest Duncombe, 1st Earl of Feversham
  444. Lady Feversham: Mabel Duncombe, Countess Feversham
  445. Mr. Tadeschi
  446. James McGarel-Hogg, Lord Magheramorne (Lady Magheramorne is at 355)
  447. Lord Granby: Henry John Brinsley Manners
  448. Lady Granby: Violet Manners
  449. Sir Allen Young
  450. Lady R. Cecil: Eleanor Lambton Gascoyne-Cecil (Lord Robert Cecil is at 126)
  451. General Reginald Talbot: General Reginald Chetwynd-Talbot (Mrs. Talbot, Margaret Jane Stuart-Wortley Chetwynd-Talbot is at 485)
  452. Mr. Ludwig Neumann
  453. Lady Alicia Duncombe
  454. Mr. Alfred Duncombe (Lady Florence Duncombe is at 456)
  455. George Godolphin Osborne, 10th Duke of Leeds (the duchess is at 35)
  456. Lady Florence Duncombe (Alfred Duncombe is at 454)
  457. Mrs. Owen Williams: Mrs. Nina Williams
  458. Mr. Alexander Farquharson (Zoë Farquharson is at 338)
  459. Lord Dalkeith: John Charles Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith
  460. Lady Dalkeith: Margaret Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Countess of Dalkeith
  461. The Earl of Euston: Henry James FitzRoy
  462. Mr. Ernest Joseph Cassel
  463. Lady Cromer: Edith, Countess of Cromer
  464. Sir R. Graham: Sir Richard Graham (Lady Cynthia Graham is at 220)
  465. Baron Brienen (Miss Brienen is at 259)
  466. Baroness Brienen (Miss Brienen is at 259)
  467. Lady Esther Gore Smith
  468. Mr. Beaumont: Wentworth Canning Blackett Beaumont (Lady Aline Beaumont is at 356)
  469. Lady M. Greville: possibly Lady Mary Grenville
  470. Mr. Greville: possibly Mr. Luis Grenville
  471. Lady Falmouth: Kathleen Douglas-Pennant Boscawen, Viscountess Falmouth (Viscount Falmouth is at 172)
  472. Lady Rodney: Corisande Rodney (Lord Rodney is at 80)
  473. Lord W. Stanley: Lord Frederick William Stanley
  474. Lady W. Stanley
  475. Mr. C. Sykes: Mr. Christopher Sykes
  476. Sir M. Hicks-Beach
  477. Lady Lucy Hicks-Beach
  478. Lord Leconfield: Henry Wyndham, 2nd Baron Leconfield
  479. Lady Leconfield: Lady Constance Wyndham, Lady Leconfield
  480. Mr. Arthur James (Mrs. [Mary Venetia] Arthur James is at 318)
  481. Mr. R. Beckett: Mr. Rupert Beckett
  482. Muriel Beckett: Mrs. R. Beckett
  483. Mr. Gervase Beckett (Mabel [Mrs. G.] Beckett is at 359)
  484. Lady Doreen Long (Walter Hume Long is at 117)
  485. Mrs. Talbot: Margaret Jane Stuart-Wortley Chetwynd-Talbot (General Reginald Talbot is at 451)
  486. Miss Balfour (Arthur Balfour is at 86)
  487. Mr. Lu Rack [named in the Times, spelling confirmed]
  488. Millicent, Lady Hartopp (Sir Charles Hartopp is at 111)
  489. Lady Howe: Isabella, Countess Howe) (Viscount Curzon is at 197)
  490. Maria Chaine (William Chaine is at 97)
  491. Mrs. Mary Chamberlain (Joseph Chamberlain is at 93; Miss Chamberlain is at 492)
  492. Miss Beatrice (?) Chamberlain (Joseph Chamberlain is at 93)
  493. Mr. R. Spencer (Charles Robert Spencer)
  494. Mrs. R. Spencer (Margaret Baring Spencer)
  495. Mr. George Curzon (The Hon. Mrs. George Curzon is at 301)
  496. Lord Farrer Herschell
  497. Lady Agnes Herschell
  498. Mademoiselle de Courcel (Alphonse de Courcel is at 133; Marie-Elisabeth de Courcel is at 182; Mademoiselle Henriette de Courcel is at 371)
  499. Lady Natica (Maria) Lister Kaye (Sir John Lister Kaye is at 97)
  500. Lord Milton: Viscount Billy Wentworth-Fitzwilliam
  501. Lady Milton: Maud Wentworth-Fitzwilliam
  502. Mr. Ogden Göelet (Mary Goelet, Miss Ogden Göelet is at 228)
  503. Mrs. May Göelet (Mary Goelet, Miss Ogden Göelet is at 228)
  504. Mr. W. Boyle
  505. Mrs. Hartman: possibly Mrs. Eliza Hartmann
  506. Mr. Lewis Flower
  507. Major Drummond: Laurence Drummond
  508. Miss Hay: Helen Hay (Clara Stone Hay is at 154; John Milton Hay is at 187)
  509. Hon. Mr. Algernon Grosvenor (family of the Baron of Ebury)
  510. Mrs. Algernon (Catherine) Grosvenor (family of the Baron of Ebury)
  511. The Marquis of Londonderry: Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the Marquis of Londonderry (the Marchioness of Londonderry is at 42)
  512. Henry Strutt, Baron Belper
  513. Margaret, Lady Belper
  514. Hon. Miss Strutt, probably Norah Strutt (Margaret, Lady Belper is at 560)
  515. Wilhelmina Giffard, Lady Halsbury (Lord Halsbury is at 147)
  516. The Countess of Leicester: Georgina Cavendish Coke
  517. Lord Carnarvon: George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon
  518. Lady Carnarvon: Almina, Countess Carnarvon
  519. Captain Warrender: George John Scott Warrender (Lady Maud Warrender is at 520)
  520. Lady Maud Warrender (Captain George Warrender is at 519)
  521. Major Vesey Dawson
  522. Mr. Arthur Walsh
  523. Lady Clementine Walsh
  524. Lady Harewood: Florence Lascelles, Lady Harewood (the Earl of Harewood is at 62)
  525. Francis, Earl of Warwick (Daisy, Countess of Warwick is at 53)
  526. Lord George Scott
  527. Mr. Leopold Rothschild (Marie Perugia [Mrs. Leopold] Rothschild is at 528)
  528. Mrs. L. (Marie Perugia) Rothschild (sons Evelyn Achille de Rothschild, at 669, and Anthony Gustav de Rothschild, at 670)
  529. Lawrence John Lumley Dundas, Earl of Ronaldshay
  530. Mr. Brassey, Henry Leonard Campbell Brassey
  531. Lady Violet Brassey
  532. Mr. Grey Duberly
  533. (Mr. R.) Reuben David Sassoon
  534. Miss Sassoon
  535. Charles, Lord Suffield
  536. Cecilia, Lady Suffield
  537. Miss Peel (Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel is at 74; other family members are on the same page)
  538. Lady Suffolk: Mary, Countess of Suffolk (Henry, Earl of Suffolk is at 203)
  539. The Hon. Harriet Phipps
  540. The Earl of Scarbrough
  541. Lady Louisa Wolseley (Viscount Garnet Wolseley is at 171; Miss Frances Wolseley is at 542)
  542. Miss Wolseley: Frances Wolseley (Viscount Wolseley is at 171; Lady Louisa Wolseley is at 541)
  543. Lady Ottoline Cavendish-Bentinck (Lord Henry Cavendish Bentinck is at 262; Lady Olivia Cavendish Bentinck is at 263)
  544. Lady Minto: Mary Caroline Grey Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Countess Minto
  545. Lord Balcarres: David Alexander Edward Lindsay, Lord Balcarres
  546. Sir Edward Poynter
  547. Lady Mary Lygon (with Charles Cust, at 152, attended the Duke and Duchess of York)
  548. Mr. B. Bathurst: Mr. Benjamin Bathurst
  549. Mr. William Portal
  550. Mrs. Florence Portal
  551. Lady Susan Mary Elizabeth ( Stanley) Jeune (Sir Francis Jeune is at 315)
  552. Miss Stanley: Madeline Cecilia Carlyle Stanley (accompanying Sir Francis Jeune, at 314, and Lady Jeune, at 550)
  553. Mr. Arthur Sassoon (Louise [Mrs. Arthur] Sassoon is at 201)
  554. Lady Mabel Egerton (with her father, the Earl of Ellesmere, at 68)
  555. Sir W. Hart Dyke
  556. Lady Emily Hart Dyke
  557. Beatrix Palmer, Lady Selborne (the Earl of Selborne is at 70)
  558. Prince Victor Duleep Singh
  559. Blanche, Countess of Coventry
  560. Lady Anne Coventry
  561. Lady Dorothy Coventry
  562. Mr. Somerset Hughes-Onslow
  563. Sir George Arthur
  564. Henry Pelham-Clinton, Duke of Newcastle (the Duchess is at 150)
  565. The Hon. Claude Hay
  566. Mrs. Hay, attending with the Hon. Claude Hay
  567. Monsieur Xavier Baudon de Mony
  568. Madame de Courcel Baudon de Mony
  569. Charles FitzRoy, Baron Southampton (Hilda FitzRoy, Lady Southampton is at 402)
  570. Captain Gerard Leigh (Mrs. Marion Leigh is at 308)
  571. Lady Lilian Maud Spencer-Churchill
  572. Lady Norah Beatrice Henriette Spencer-Churchill
  573. François, Marquis de Jancourt
  574. Victoria Lina, Marchioness de Jancourt
  575. Count Charles Kinsky (Count Siegfried Clary is at 205; Countess Thérèse Clary is at 191; Countess Josephine Kinsky is at 394)
  576. Captain Philip Green
  577. Mrs. Philip (Mabel) Green
  578. Marquis Paulac Montagliari
  579. Mr. Alfred Lyttelton
  580. Mrs. Edith Sophy Balfour Lyttelton
  581. Lord William Beresford (Lily, Duchess of Marlborough is at 193)
  582. Lord Basil Blackwood
  583. Mr. Hall Walker
  584. Mrs. Sophie Walker
  585. Lord Bingham: George Charles Bingham
  586. Lady Bingham: Violet Bingham
  587. Mr. Almeric FitzRoy
  588. Mrs. Almeric (Katherine) FitzRoy
  589. Colonel Talbot (many Talbots attended; these are Chetwynd-Talbots)
  590. Mrs. Talbot (attending with Colonel Talbot)
  591. Lord Wilbraham Egerton of Tatton (Anne, Duchess of Buckingham is at 155)
  592. Lady Gore-Langton: Lady Caroline Jemima Elizabeth Gore-Langton
  593. Sir Ralph Blois
  594. Lord Hillingdon: Charles Henry Mills, 1st Baron Hillingdon of Hillingdon
  595. Lady Hillingdon: Lady Louisa Isabella Lascelles Mills, Baroness Hillingdon
  596. Miss Mills: the Hon. Violet Mills
  597. Charlotte, Countess of Enniskillen (Lowry, Earl of Enniskillen is at 208; Lady Florence Cole is at 239)
  598. Sir M. FitzGerald: Sir Maurice FitzGerald
  599. Lady FitzGerald: Amelia Lady, FitzGerald
  600. Mr. Meyer Watson (identification highly uncertain)
  601. The Marchioness of Blandford: Albertha Spencer-Churchill
  602. John Blundell Leigh (Lady Rose Leigh is at 337; Mrs. Marion Leigh is at 308; Captain Gerard Leigh is at 570)
  603. Hon. Mr. Reginald Baliol Brett
  604. Hon. Mrs. Eleanor Brett
  605. Mr. Alfred Rothschild
  606. Florence, Countess of Dunraven (Windham, Earl of Dunraven is at 198)
  607. Algernon Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore (Sydney, Countess Kintore is at 607; Lady Hilda Madeleine Keith-Falconer is at 677)
  608. Sydney, Countess Kintore
  609. Mr. Arthur Salmon
  610. Lord Cranborne: James Edward Hubert Gascoyne-Cecil, Viscount Cranborne (Lady Cranborne is at 196)
  611. Lord Churchill
  612. Mr. H. Milner: Harry (Marcus Henry) Milner
  613. Mr. Arthur Strong
  614. Captain R. Peel
  615. Mr. Tilney
  616. Mr. Eric Chaplin (Henry Chaplin is at 379; Hon. Edith Helen Chaplin is at 407)
  617. Captain G. Milner: Captain George Francis Milner
  618. Lord Gerald Grosvenor (family of the Duke of Westminster)
  619. Lord Arthur Grosvenor (family of the Duke of Westminster)
  620. Lord William Bagot
  621. John Campbell, Marquis of Lorne, as a Tudor (Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne, is at 130)
  622. Miss Elspeth Campbell
  623. Lord Algernon Gordon Lennox (Lady Blanche Gordon Lennox is at 333)
  624. The Duke of Sutherland (the Duchess of Sutherland is at 32)
  625. Colonel Alan Gardner
  626. Mrs. Alan Gardner: Mrs. Nora Gardner
  627. Edmond FitzMaurice (Lady C. FitzMaurice is at 364)
  628. The Hon. Cecil Lambton
  629. Lady Clementine Hay (William Hay, Marquis of Tweeddale is at 399; Candida Hay, Marchioness of Tweeddale is at 398)
  630. Miss Tufnell: Gian, Lady Mount Stephen
  631. Mademoiselle de Alcalo Galiano
  632. Mademoiselle Consuelo de Alcalo Galiano
  633. Jesusa Murrieta del Campo Mello y Urritio (née Bellido), Marquisa de Santurce
  634. Mr. F. Murrieta: possibly Don José Murrieta del Campo Mello y Urritio, Marques de Santurce
  635. The Hon. Mrs. Reginald Fitzwilliam: Edith Isabella Georgina Wentworth Fitzwilliam
  636. The Hon. Reginald Fitzwilliam: Hon. Reginald Wentworth Fitzwilliam
  637. Lady Florence Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood
  638. Lord Terence Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood
  639. Lady Emilie Farquhar (Sir Horace Farquhar, Bart., is at 380)
  640. Geraldine (Sybil Aimée Geraldine) Magniac
  641. Lord St. Oswald (Lady St. Oswald is at 284)
  642. The Hon. Maud Julia Winn (with Lord and Lady St. Oswald, her mother, at 284)
  643. Alice Emily White Coke, Viscountess Coke
  644. Lady Mabel Coke
  645. Lady Isobel Constance Mary Stanley
  646. Lord Crichton: Henry William Crichton, Viscount Crichton
  647. Mr. Herbert Creighton
  648. Lady Beatrix Herbert (Beatrix Countess Pembroke is at 146; Sidney Herbert, Earl Pembroke is at 181)
  649. Lt.-Col. John Dunville Dunville
  650. Mrs. Violet Dunville
  651. Miss Charlotte Knollys (attending Prince and Princess Charles of Denmark, at 159 and 144)
  652. Mrs. Claud Cole-Hamilton: Lucy Charlewood Cole-Hamilton
  653. Claud George Cole-Hamilton
  654. General Ellis: Gen. Sir Arthur Edward Augustus Ellis, in attendance on Prince Charles of Denmark (at 143)
  655. Miss Alexandra Ellis
  656. Frederick Oliver Robinson, Earl de Grey (Gwladys Robinson, Countess de Grey is at 136)
  657. James Albert Edward Hamilton, Marquis of Hamilton
  658. Mr. W. W. Ashley
  659. Lady Anne Lambton
  660. Captain Hedworth Lambton
  661. Lady Aileen May Wyndham-Quin
  662. Colonel James Evan Bruce Baillie of Dochfour
  663. Nellie Bass Baillie, Hon. Mrs. Baillie (Lady Harriet Burton is at 334)
  664. Miss Jane Thornewill (or Miss Jane Thornville)
  665. Lewis Harcourt (Lady Elizabeth Harcourt is at 94; Sir William Harcourt is at 128)
  666. George (William George) Cavendish-Bentinck
  667. Mrs. Sneyd: Mary Evelyn Ellis Sneyd
  668. Hon. Mrs. Cadogan
  669. Evelyn Achille de Rothschild (Marie de Rothschild, his mother, at 527)
  670. Anthony Gustav de Rothschild (Marie de Rothschild, his mother, at 527)
  671. Mr. Stephen Frederick Wombwell
  672. The Hon. Mrs. Gwendoline Lowther
  673. Col. Douglas Dawson
  674. Louisa Montefiore, Lady de Rothschild
  675. Hon. John Baring
  676. Hon. Alexander McDonnell
  677. Lady Hilda Madeleine Keith-Falconer (Algernon Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore is at 607)
  678. Hon. Maurice Baring
  679. Hon. W. G. Peel
  680. Rose Towneley-Bertie, Lady Norreys
  681. Major John Seymour Wynne-Finch
  682. Marie (Agnes Blanche Marie) Hay-Drummond
  683. Sir Edward Walter Hamilton
  684. Daisy (Marguerite Hyde) Leiter
  685. Joseph Harry Lukach
  686. William Dodge James (Evelyn Forbes James is at 364)
  687. Mrs. Graham Murray
  688. Mrs. Habington (mentioned as part of Queen Elizabeth's court by the Gentlewoman.[12]:32, Col. 3c There is no doubt about the spelling in the Gentlewoman article.)
  689. Mr. P. A. Longhurst
  690. Mr. Foley
  691. Carlo Ermes Visconti, Marquis of San Vito
  692. Mr. Ian Malcolm, M.P.
  693. Mr. E. Crawley
  694. Mr. W. R. Chaine: Mr. William Robert Chaine
  695. The Hon. K. Campbell
  696. The Hon. William Erskine
  697. Mr. J. Carter
  698. Lord J. Blackwood
  699. Lady J. Blackwood
  700. Mr. S. Cavendish, possibly Mr. R. Cavendish (at 107)
  701. A "brother officer" of the Duke of Roxburghe in the Royal Horse Guards (see Fanny Marjoribanks, Lady Tweedmouth, at 85; the Duke of Roxburghe is at 49).
  702. A second "brother officer" of the Duke of Roxburghe in the Royal Horse Guards (see Fanny Marjoribanks, Lady Tweedmouth, at 85; the Duke of Roxburghe is at 49).
  703. Mr. Bourke (the Hon. A. Bourke is at 235)
  704. Mrs. Bourke (the Hon. Mrs. A. Bourke is at 236)

Attendants of the People Who Were Present[edit | edit source]

A number of people present at the ball were not invited in their own right and were there as attendants.

Listed in the descriptions of the people at the ball and their costumes are some people who were clearly there as attendants:

  1. "Black attendants" followed the Court in the Empress Catherine II of Russia procession, preceding the Italian procession.[40][49]
  2. There were unnamed Imperial Trumpeters in the Court in the Empress Catherine II of Russia procession. They had to really be able to play the trumpet so perhaps were hired musicians?
  3. Heralds led the Queen Elizabeth Procession, but they are not named, so they were probably not invited guests but servants or attendants of some kind?
  4. According to the Leamington Spa Courier, the Countess of Warwick's "four pages shared in the compliments."[50] According to the Guernsey Star, Lady Warwick "was accompanied by four boys dressed in white satin, with three-cornered hats to match."[51]
  5. The Marchioness of Tweeddale also had two pages: "The Marchioness of Tweeddale was Joséphine, wife of Napoleon, in white satin, wrought with gold and a deep rose-coloured train, trimmed with ermine, and borne by two pages in mauve velvet, embroidered with gold."[51]
  6. Princess Henry of Pless had black and white pages: "As the Queen of Sheba, Princess Henry of Pless was attended by five black pages and five white, in gorgeous dresses, who carried her train."[51]

In the large list of people who were present for the ball, above, attendants are listed with the people for whom they worked; typically royals had attendants with them.

Attendants of Color[edit | edit source]

Clearly, some of these attendants were black people (especially at 1 and 6). The vocabulary the newspapers used ranged from "Black" to "Negro" to the actual n-word (for American Minnie Paget?). The Aberdeen Journal of 4 August 1897 ran a story, "Black Boys for London Ladies," that refers to the black attendants at the Duchess of Devonshire's ball:

Titian’s pictures (says London correspondent) have made us familiar with black boys forming part of the train of certain great ladies. The Prince of Wales brought a Nubian boy home, and for a time he was in the Marlborough House and Sandringham households. The Duchess of Marlborough is very often accompanied by a black boy in Oriental scarlet and gold, who seems but live to obey her grace’s behests; for his dark, piercing eyes follow her every movement, giving him a weird look, which is increased by the curious incision in his cheeks. At the Devonshire House fancy ball the glory of the great Oriental procession was much increased by the Nubian boys, who carried palm-leaves over some of the queenly heads.[52]

We need to know more about these children.

People Absent[edit | edit source]

The London Daily News and the Times reported as attending Lady Hindlip, who was not able to attend, according to the Morning Post, suggesting that they may have gotten a list of people attending from something other than onsite reportage, perhaps from someone describing the costumes that had been made.

Of the people who were not present but seem missing because their immediate family, for example, was present, some are women, the wives of the people named. So perhaps they did not court newspaper attention? Of the men who might have been there, logically, perhaps they did not dress in costume and thus did not receive mention? (We know some men attended the ball and were not in fancy dress.)

  1. Samuel Allsopp, Lord Hindlip and Georgina Allsopp, Lady Hindlip were not present because Lord Hindlip was ill and died less than two weeks later.
  2. Colonel Brabazon "unavoidably prevented" from attending.[53]
  3. Mrs. Hwfa Williams was reported in the Morning Post not to have attended because she was in mourning.[54] Owen's and Hwfa Williams' sister Edith Peers-Williams had died. Although General or Mr. Owen Williams is not listed as having attended, his wife Mrs. Nina Williams (at 457) was said to have been present, but really it seems most likely that none of them attended.
  4. Fanny Ronalds was there, but Arthur Sullivan's name is not listed; was he there but not in an interesting costume? Or not present?
  5. Lady Violet de Trafford was there (at 238, above), but her husband? or son?, Sir Humphrey Francis de Trafford, 3rd Baronet, is not listed.
  6. Mrs. Henry White isn't listed as present, but Mr. Henry White is at 310, and Margaret "Daisy" Stuyvesant Rutherford White is now at 151. I believe she was present because both Whites were photographed in costume and that photograph is in the album at the NPG.
  7. Even though Henry Maurice William Oppenheim and his daughter, Rosalinda Oppenheim were present, Mrs. Isabel Georgina Oppenheim (who does not appear to have been Rosalinda's mother) is not listed anywhere as being present.
  8. Jesusa Murrieta del Campo Mello y Urritio (née Bellido), Marquisa de Santurce attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House. Mr. F. Murrieta (at 708) was present according to The Gentlewoman, but who was he? Her husband, José Murrieta y del Campo Downey, 1st Marques de Santurce, is not listed as having been present although he was still alive. Possibly the F. is a mistake on the part of The Gentlewoman, and it was Don José who was there?
  9. Baron William Cansfield Gerard, Lady Mary Gerard's husband: she was present (at 256) and represented in the album, but he's not mentioned. Was he there?
  10. The Hon. Mrs. Gwendoline Lowther (at 672), was present, but her husband, whose brother was Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale and who would be later in his own right, was not?
  11. Rosamond Fellowes, Lady de Ramsey (at 329) was present, but William Fellowes, Baron de Ramsey was not?
  12. Florence Canning, Lady Garvagh (at 336) attended the ball. Where was Charles Canning, Lord Garvagh? Did he just not get mentioned?
  13. Nellie, Countess of Kilmorey (at 207) attended the ball, but Francis Needham, Earl of Kilmorey did not?
  14. Prince Leopold's wife, Helena, Duchess of Albany wasn't there?
  15. Princess Beatrice didn't go?
  16. Lilias Bathurst is not listed has having attended the Duchess of Devonshire's ball, although her husband Henry Bathurst, 7th Earl of Bathurst, her parents Algernon Borthwick, Lord Glenesk and Alice, Lady Glenesk and her brother Oliver Borthwick were there. A child was not born to her in 1897 as far as I can tell, although we may not be able to know about a miscarriage. Perhaps she was present and not reported on.
  17. Mrs. Louise Loder is not listed among the attendees at the ball; was she there and just not reported on? No child was born that year, but she was bearing children during this time. Gerald Loder is at 100.
  18. Was Lady Mary Bertie Talbot at the ball? She is not mentioned. She isn't likely to be Mrs. Talbot because her father was an Earl? She would have been Lady Talbot?
  19. Was James Charles Hope-Vere present at the ball and just not mentioned? Marie Hope-Vere was not mentioned in the press, so without the Album of portraits of people in their costumes in the National Portrait Gallery, we might not know about her.
  20. Did Ned (Edward Arthur) Colebrooke attend the ball? Alexandra Paget Colebrooke (at 246) did.
  21. Was Countess Arthur de Heeren at the ball and not reported on?
  22. Mrs. Margaret Greville (298) was there; was Ronald Greville but not mentioned in reports?
  23. The wife of M. Ephrussi, whichever one attended, is not mentioned as having been present; perhaps she was there but not recognized or described?
  24. "The little daughter of Sir Francis and Lady Knollys"[12]:32, Col. 2a attended, as did her aunt, Hon. Charlotte Knollys, but were her parents not there? Francis Knollys was the Prince of Wales's private secretary at this point, as well as holding a number of other courtier positions in the Household at the same time.
  25. Carlo Ermes Visconti, Marquis of San Vito (at 691) was present; was his wife?
  26. If the Lord Churchill (at 610) is Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill, did his wife Lady Augusta Spencer-Churchill also attend?
  27. Neither the Earl of Leicester nor Viscount Coke are listed as having attended the ball, but did they?
  28. Mary Evelyn Ellis Sneyd was present at the ball; where was Ralph de Tunstall Sneyd?
  29. Mary Graham Murray was present at the ball: where was Andrew Graham Murray?
  30. Mr. Arthur Strong was at the ball; was Eugénie Sellers, whom he married less than 6 months later?
  31. Miss Mary Naylor's sister, Mettie Lady Rossmore, is not listed as having attended the ball; where was she?
  32. Was Juliette Gordon Low, wife of Mr. W. M. Low, present and just not mentioned?
  33. Was Maria del Rosario Falcó y Osorio, wife of Carlos Duke of Alba, present but not mentioned?
  34. Edith, Countess of Cromer (at 462) attended, but Evelyn, Earl of Cromer is not listed. He seems likely to have attended if she did?
  35. Isabella, Countess Howe (at 489) was present, but Richard, Earl Howe is not mentioned in any reports. Was he there?
  36. Charles, Earl Carington was present, but his wife Cecilia, Countess Carington is not mentioned in any reports. Was she there?
  37. If Mr. George Wyndham (at 221) is the Right Hon. George Wyndham, who married Sibell Mary Lumley Grosvenor, then was she at the ball? Her nephew Alfred Lumley, 10th Earl Scarbrough attended.
  38. Sir Edward Poynter (at 546) was at the ball, so where was Agnes Poynter? She attended other social events at this level with him.
  39. Rose Towneley-Bertie, Lady Norreys was present at the ball, but Montagu Towneley-Bertie, Lord Norreys was not?
  40. If Reuben David Sassoon was at the ball, was his wife, Kate (Catherine Ezekiel) Sassoon?
  41. Gilbert, Earl of Minto was still alive; was he at the ball?
  42. Anne Antrobus Elliot, wife of Henry George Elliot (at 279), was still alive at this time; did she attend the ball?
  43. George, Earl of Coventry was still alive at this point, and his wife and two daughters attended the ball. Where was he?
  44. Sir Seymour Fortescue's wife Emily Ormsby-Gore Fortescue is not mentioned. Was she at the ball?
  45. Was Lady Ethel Sydney Keith-Falconer at the ball? Her parents and younger sister were, assuming the Album's information is correct.
  46. Neither Rose, Lady Norreys (at 680) nor Montagu, Lord Norreys was mentioned in any press reports, but her portrait was in the commemorative album of portraits. Was he present and just not mentioned?

Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. According to the Western Gazette, three men dressed as Lorenzaccio, whom Sarah Bernhardt was performing at the Adelphi, appeared at the ball.[55]:p. 2, Col. 7C
  2. Possibly another group of young women similarly dressed occurs here: "three young girls were noticeable as Reynolds's "Three Ladies Waldegrave"[56]:11, 4a The 1780–81 Joshua Reynolds' The Ladies Walgrave shows 3 young women, probably in "Oriental cream satin," but no "coloured silk sashes" are apparent: Cosway is not Reynolds, so unless one of the reports made a mistake, so these are not Villiers daughters or the Innes-Ker daughters.
  3. Who was "Madame Rose" in the 25 June 1897 Northampton Mercury story[57] on the ball? A Mr. Rose was present at the ball as one of the yeomen in the Queen Elizabeth procession, but she was a businesswoman and he must have been an oligarch or patrician. Madame Rose wrote a fashion column called "For Wives and Daughters" that was published in regional newspapers like the Sussex Express, Surrey Standard, Weald of Kent Mail, Hands and County Advertiser; Northampton Mercury; the Burnley Gazette; and so on, as well as the story on the ball in the 25 June 1897 Northampton Mercury.[57] (1893–1897). In 1905, the column is called "Home and Fashion. A Letter for Mothers and Daughters," in similar papers as well as the Tottenham and Edmonton Herald.[58] A Madame Rose also advertised in the newspapers. For example, "Madame Rose, Court Dressmaker & Ladies' Taylor. Personally Superintends all orders and guarantees perfection in fit and elegance. Speciality in Evening Gowns. Mme. Rose, 30, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, one door from Trocadore Restaurant, and 56, two doors from Wardocr-street [sic?]. Tel. 7341 Gerrard."[59]
  4. The report from the Western Gazette says some women were dressed as abbesses[55]; who were they?
  5. The Westminster Gazette says that "There were two or three Napoleons."[44]:Col. 1
  6. Several women came dressed as Princess Lamballe, one of Napoleon's sisters: Lady Blanche (Algernon) Gordon-Lennox (at 333); Emily, Lady Ampthill (at 420); Countess Isabel Deym (at 67); Clara Hay (at 153).
  7. The Yeomen in the Queen Elizabeth procession are mostly not notable at this point in their lives though they were present at this event: Henry John Innes-Ker, 8th Duke of Roxburghe, Hon. D. (Dudley) Marjoribanks, Captain Mann Thomson, Mr. Rose. According to the Gentlewoman Mr. E. Villiers, Mr. Harold Brassey were heralds.[12]:32, Col. 3c
  8. The "eight officers of the Imperial Guard attending Catherine of Russia" were the following: "Lord Raincliffe, Lord Romilly, Mr. H. T. Barclay, Mr. J. Forbes, Mr. C. H. Wellesley Wilson, Captain E. B. Cook, the Hon. Gerald Ward, the Hon. Cecil Campbell."[12]:36, Col. 3b
  9. According to the Morning Post and the Gentlewoman, the Knights of the Round Table were George, Baron Rodney; Hon. R. Grosvenor; Seymour Henry Bathurst, 7th Earl Bathurst; and Hon. Grosvenor Hood.[40]:8, Col. 1b [12]:40, Col. 1c According to the Daily News, the Knights of the Table Round were "Lord Ashburton, Lord Rodney, Lord Bathurst, Lord Ampthill, and Lord Beauchamp."[60]:5, Col. 7a George, Baron Rodney was 40 years old at the time of the ball; Hon. Robert Victor Grosvenor, 3rd Baron Ebury was 29; Seymour Henry Bathurst, 7th Earl Bathurst was nearly 33; Hon. Grosvenor Hood was 29;  Lord Francis Ashburton was nearly 31; Lord Ampthill was 28; Lord Beauchamp was 25.

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