Mrs. Lewis Cass Ledyard gave a ball at Sherry's
last night to introduce her daughter, Miss Muriel
Morris, whose debut, planned for last year, was
postponed because of her illness. It was the first
large private dance of the Winter.
Mrs. Ledyard engaged the two ballroom floors, the
small ballroom being used as a supper room and the
adjoining suites for dressing rooms, while the
cotillion was danced in the large ballroom. This was
decorated with garlands of white flowers and greens,
with large Louis XVI. baskets filled with pink roses
were hung against the walls. Trails of flowers and
vines fell from the musicians' gallery, where the
Viennese Orchestra played for the dancing.
The guests, who began arriving about 10, were
received by Mrs. Ledyard and Miss Morris in the
anteroom of the large ballroom. There was general
dancing until midnight, when supper was served at
small tables seating eight and ten each in the small
ballroom, the walls of which were hung with
tapestries, palms being arranged about the room. The
Hungarian Orchestra played during the supper.
After supper, and beginning about 1 o'clock, the
cotillion numbering 100 couples, was danced in the
large ballroom. It was led by Elisha Dyer, dancing
with Miss Morris. Mr. Dyer was assisted by Phoenix
Ingraham and Franklin Plummer. The favors, which
were arranged by Mrs. Collins, were Louis XVI,
photograph frames for the women and Louis XVI.
leather address books for the men. In another figure
hanging flower parasols were presented to the girls,
and their partners received silver cigar cutters.
Electric orange trees and Court orders, and
pompadour pin cushions and match holders were other
There were about 300 guests, including most of the
debutantes, many young married people, the older
dancing men and girls, and a number of the older
set. Among those invited were:
Dr. Hugh Auchincloss and Mrs. Auchincloss, Mr. and
Mrs. Reginald Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. William Lawrence
Breese, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Burden, Mr. and Mrs. G.
C. Clark, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. J. Sargeant Cram, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Goelet, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Gray,
Mr. and mrs. J.B. Harriman, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Iselin, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Iselin, Mr. and Mrs.
Pembroke Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Charles de L. Oeirichs,
Dr. George A. Lung and Mrs. Lung, Mr. and Mrs. Jose
Victor Onativia, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. James Otis, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert D. Pruyn, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Starr, Jr., Mr. and
Mrs. Paul G. Thebaud, Mrs. Elsie French Vanderbilt,
Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Mr. and
Mrs. Atwood Violet, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wagstaff,
Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Waterbury, Mr. and Mrs.
Malcolm D. Whitman, Frederick Townsend Martin, Mrs.
Harry Payne Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. Payne Whitney, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Norman de R. Whitehouse.
The Misses Janetta and Eleanor B. Alexander, Leonie
Alexandre, Kathryn H. Auerbach, Dorothy Bigelow,
Angelica S. Brown, Lucy Brown, Edith A. Brooks,
Gwendolyn Burden, Rosamund Burr, Edith G. Clark,
Violet Cushman, Jean W. Delano, Ethel de Koven,
Eleanor B. Duane, Laura Emmet, Janet Fish, Mabel
Gerry, Marjorie Gould, Mary L. Gurneo, Dorothy
Hayden, Carol Harriman, Mary M. Hare, Ruth R.
Hubbell, Theresa de H. Ingersoll, Sadie G. Jones,
Dorothy Kissel, Martha Kobbe, Cornelia Landon, Julia
A. Loomis, Blanche Oelrichs, Josephine Osborn, Vera
Onativia, Emily Potter, Ione Page, Anna Ripley, Lucy
M. Roosevelt, Gladys Roosevelt, Ethelberta P.
Russell, Lisa C. Suydam, Laura P. Swan, Mildred
Gilbert Townsend, Dorothy Toler, Anne B. Tracy, Ruth
V. Twombly, Alice Van Rensselaer, Margaret Winslow,
Evelyn S. Witherbee, and Katheryne and Bessie F.
J. Henry Alexandre, Jr., Samuel Sloan Auchincloss,
John N. Auerbach, George F. Baker, Jr., William O.
Bartlett, Dr. Fenwick Beekman, Gerald A. Bramwell,
William K. Brice, Kenneth P. Budd, George T.
Brokaw,Crawford Blagden, Louis C. Clark, Jr.,
Frederick Cruger, Frederick De Rham, Moreau Delano,
Robert N. Derby, Stuyvesant Fish, Jr., Preston
Faust, Francis Lewis Gould, William Grossbeck,
Alexander M. Hadden, Cyril Hatch, John K. Hollins,
Gerald Hollins, Arthur Hees, Ambrose D. henry, Paul
Hammond, Charles II. Innes, Frederick A. Juilliard,
Archibald A. King, Richard Lawrence, Stephen C.
Markoe, George P. Montgomeery, Richard Murray, Louis
W. Noel, Harry Oelrichs, Stephen Peabody, Jr., Percy
R. Pyne, secodn, Taylor Pyne, Reginald B. Rivers,
John Sloan, John S. Turnbull, Creighton Webb,
Stephen Whitney and Brunson Winthrop. The Cotillion
was followed by a buffet supper.