First, she was Edith Boiling of Wytheville, Va., of an ancient family, descendant in the ninth generation of Pocahontas.
Second, she was Mrs. Norman Gait, wife of a prominent Washington jeweler.
Third, she was Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, first lady of the land. (Simultaneously she was the step-mother-in-law of William G. McAdoo.)
Last week, twice a widow, she became Miss Eleanor Collins in order to avoid the ubiquity of the press.
Since her second husband's death, she has for the most part lived very quietly in the Capital. Her public acts have been few. When the German Embassy...