One of the most exclusive hostesses m London, Lady Lansdowne has long wielded an influence in society and politics

Prior to her marriage, in 1869,she was La Maud Evelyn Hamilton, a daughter of the first Duke of Abercorn. she was nineteen years of age when was married to the Marqni - at west-minster Abbey - on the same day as her the mother of the present Duke of Marlborongh - her first child, the present Duchess of Devon-shire; being bornin-following year. She has two sons, the Earl of Kerry and Lord Charles Fitzmaurice and one other daughter, Lady Wateford. Tall and stately, with aristocratic features and beautiful hair,lady Lansdowne is an imposing figure anywhere. She has proved of the utmost assistance to her husband in his political work, many important and historical gather-having been held at Lansdowne House, Berkeley Square. When Lord Lansdowne was appointed Governor-general of Canada, in the 'eighties, Lady Lansdowne shared the conquest of Canadian hearts with him, and when, later, she accompanied him to India as Vicereine, the East succumbed to her charms as well. A public memorial records the - fact. Lady Lansdowne is one of the few noblewomen who go to Court in state, and at great official dinners and receptions, when Royalty is present, she and Lord Lansdowne generally arrive in their state carriage, with three magnificently liveried footmen standing behind them.

The Marchioness of Lansdowne Photo, Lafayette

The Marchioness of Lansdowne Photo, Lafayette