A Coming Out Party

Even though Alice led the life of a society girl, attending Miss Spence’s School along with Vanderbilts and Fricks and Morgans, she didn’t share her father’s aspirations for her or enjoy ostentatious social events.

But she  followed her father’s dream inasmuch as she had her her “coming out” party at age 19. For Alice’s debut there was a dance at the Sherry Netherland, followed by dinner at her father’s home on Madison Avenue. Her godfather, William Nelson Cromwell, was there, along with the Reverend Henry Sloane Coffin. Clara Spence, who founded the school Alice attended in New York City,  received guests alongside Alice and her father, since Alice’s mother was rarely in the United States.




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