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Major and Mrs Eric Loder with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor – 1941

 

 

Major Loder was formally married to Gabrielle Ray in 1912, later divorced in 1915, then Lady Iris Lawson in 1920 until their divorce in 1928. He married his third wife, Eleanor Curran in 1932.

During their frequent trips around Europe they became friendly with the Windsor’s (Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor) The Montreal Gazzette, 27th December 1937 reported that “The Windsor’s called Christmas afternoon at the Villa of Major and Mrs Eric Loder near Juan les Pins and had tea in the garden overlooking the sea”

When the Windsor’s lived in America the FBI were charged with the responsibility of monitoring their contacts as both were suspected of being Nazi sympathisers. It had been reported by the British government to the F.B.I. because of this that the Government had refused to allow Edward to marry Mrs Simpson and remain on the throne in the interest of the morale of the British people. They claim that the Duke is in such a state of intoxication most of the time that he is virtually non compos mentis.

It seems that the F.B.I. suspected that the Duchess could have been transferring messages to her German friends via her dry cleaning and that her dentist would need to be check on her dentist whom she visited in the Bahamas as well as the people they spoke to.

The Windsor’s attended a cocktail party at 3:00 P.M on April 20, 1941 hosted by Mrs. Hugh Dillman in their honour at their home in Palm Beach, Florida, a record of all the guests attending was recorded including Mr. and Mrs. Eric Loder with Miss Pamela Loder, Mr Loder’s daughter. No history of the guests was obtained as they were “people of Palm Beach of prominence who would not have had an opportunity otherwise to see the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.”

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 9th February 1938

MAJOR AND MRS. ERIC LODER

 

On the Cagnes links, to which they motor every day from their attractive abode in Cannes. Mrs. Eric Loder was the widow of the late Sir Mortimer Davis.

The Tatler – Wednesday 9th February 1938

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 26th October 1938

Major and Mrs. Eric Loder have, since the picture was taken arrived back in London. She was the widow of the late Sir Mortimer Davis.

 

The Tatler – Wednesday 26th October 1938

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 3rd February 1937

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Eric Loder – The Sketch – Wednesday 10th August 1932

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Eleanor Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 10th April 1935

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Mr. and Mrs. Eric Raymond Loder – 1933

 Mr. and Mrs. Eric Raymond Loder

The subjects of our photograph are familiars of all the places named and strangely, the fact that they were not two widely separated entities was divulged at a private dinner party given by the lady a few nights ago in New York. They are Mr. and Mrs. Eric Raymond Loder, Cosmopolites. She was Lady Davis, widow of the late Sir Montimer Davis, Canadian multimillionaire. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Basil Loder of Aldwickbury, Hersfordshire, England. They were married secretly last December at Long Branch New Jersey and as we said the news of the marriage has been just divulged. Mrs. Loder was born Miss Eleanor Curran, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Curran of New Orleans, L.A.  Dated 23 – 10 – 1933.

 

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Eric Loder – The Liverpool Echo – Friday 8th November 1957

 

A short excerpt from an article about Joseph Maguire’s book “The Sea My Surgery” in which he mentions Mr and Mrs Eric Loder

 

Some cabin stewards and stewardesses cancelled their leave if they knew that passengers like Major and Mrs. Eric Loder were making their annual double trip. The Loders vent half the year in the south of France and the other six months in Florida or Nassau. Year after year they had the same suite and the same servants. They thought so highly of Robson the bedroom steward, that they gave him and his wife a holiday on the Riviera.

The Liverpool Echo – Friday 8th November 1957

 

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 3rd February 1937

NIGHT TIME IN NEW YORK

 

Night time in New York means El Morocco as often as not, this famous restaurant having a popularity second to none just now. Fred Perry was to be seen there not so long ago, in company with Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Weal, whose guest he was for a few days at the Hotel Madison, New York. This was before he started his series of exhibition tennis battles with Ellsworth Vines, the results of which, at the time of writing, are all square after ten matches. Sonia Henje, ex-world skating champion and now a promising film actress, was at El Morocco with that very good-looking young man Tyrone Power. Another good-looker temporarily escaped from Hollywood was Lord Warwick. His dinner guest, Miss Marjorie Gage, is a rich young American air woman. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Loder and Lord Lovelace’s sister, Lady Phyllis Allen, are seen wearing El Morocco scarves, striped to match the decor and favoured by habitués. Mr. Loder’s kinsman, Lord Wakehurst, was lately appointed Governor of New South Wales. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Foster paid a brief visit to New York last month and patronized all the smartest haunts. Before their fairly recent marriage she was Barbara Newberry, the dancer. Mr. “Bob” Foster is a particularly keen golfer; he plays most of his golf at Sunningdale.

 

The Tatler – Wednesday 3rd February 1937

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Eric Loder – The Tatler – Wednesday 15th June 1938

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