An Eccentric Personality
Lord Lovelace, Ada's husband, wrote that Ada was " . . . A desperate spirit truly; & with a degree of deep & fathomless prudence, which is strangely at variance with the daring & the enterprise of the character, a union that would give me unlimited sway & success, in all probability." She was at the same time wildly brilliant and complicated, having been known for her eccentricity and fondness for alcohol and gambling.