Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Washington Post on the Vladimir Ledochowski Family Maryland Political Connection

Sidelights on the Smart Set

Interesting Events and Gossip, Both at Home and Abroad Chronicled in The Post’s Exchanges

The Washington Post; November 30, 1912

The engagement is announced from Peking of Miss Louise Warfield, daughter of Mr. Edwin Warfield, former governor of Maryland, and Count C. Ledochowski, of Austria. Miss Warfield who is making a tour of the world with her brother, Mr. Edwin Warfield Jr., met Count Ledochowski in Japan.

Miss Warfield is a great beauty. Count Ledochowski comes of an old and prominent family of the Polish aristocracy. He is an only son, and is stated to be the owner of large estates in Austria. He registers from Austria. It was at the Austrian embassy in Tokyo that they met.

News of the engagement has aroused the greatest interest in Baltimore. No hint of the international romance had reached there until Thursday night.

Mr. Warfield was surprised when asked about the matter. At first he declined to say anything. Later he made this statement: “My daughter and son have been traveling in the Far East, and I understand that she met such a person as Count Ledochowski being properly introduced. It seems to me that the proper person to announce such an engagement would be the father of the young woman. I am not prepared to announce such an engagement at this time

Miss Warfield was introduced at a brilliant ball given at government house in Annapolis in 1907, and has taken an active part in society since then. In the winter she has spent much time in the South, particularly at Miami.

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