Ambassador Reid writes to First Lady Edith Roosevelt, describing three dinners he recently attended which were hosted by the Chinese Minister, the Pilgrim's Society, and the Royal Geographical Society, respectively. Reid includes anecdotes about British politicians like Prime Minister Campbell-Bannerman, Winston Churchill, Augustine Birrell, John Morley, and George Curzon. Reid also references issues associated with the Education bill, the administration of India, "trouble" in Natal, and negotiations with Russia over Seistan. Reid felt that the details he included might be of interest to Roosevelt.
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