Lady Duff-Gordon is one of the English titled women who are "in trade," as it is termed in England. She started a dress-making establishment some years since in London, and, having energy and taste, it has proved most successful. She is a Canadian by birth, and was a Mrs. Wallace when, fourteen years ago, she married Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, the owner of an estate in Aberdeenshire, a fair, blond-haired baronet fond of shooting and fishing. Lady Duff-Gordon is a sister of Mrs. Clayton-Glyn, the authoress. She has a pale complexion, piquante features, and is original and lively. Her daughter, Miss Esmé Wallace, is one of this season's débutantes.
[Note: This paragraph appeared in a longer article of society notes, none of the rest of which is relevant for present purposes.]