Gossipy letter from Ambassador Reid to Mrs. Roosevelt about events in England following news of the death of Ambassador John Hay, including the Fourth of July reception held by the embassy there. Reid shares information about the Kings of England and Spain and hopes that she will share the news with President Roosevelt. Reid also expresses some nervousness about speeches being printed verbatim in Europe, and remarks about the volume of speeches he is asked to give. He includes several songs that were sung at gatherings he attended.
Spanish-American War (1898); Statesmen--Death; Kings and rulers; Entertaining; Fourth of July celebrations; Don Quixote (Fictitious character); Slave-trade--Spanish colonies; Appendicitis; Embassy buildings; Newspaper publishing; Lyric writing (Popular music); Fluency (Language learning); Spain; England; Egypt; Egypt--Nile River Delta; Scotland; Japan; Malaysia; Wisconsin--Oshkosh; Arizona--Tombstone; United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 7th; Harrow School; Buckingham Palace (London, England); Yale University; Cliveden (England); Hay, John, 1838-1905; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925; Alfonso XIII, King of Spain, 1886-1941; Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Homer; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Lodge, Anna Cabot Mills Davis, 1850-1915; Lansdowne, Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice, Marquess of, 1845-1927; Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912; Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965; Reid, Elisabeth Mills, 1858-1931; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Vanderbilt, Grace Wilson, 1870-1953; Astor, John Jacob, 1864-1912; Campbell-Bannerman, Henry, Sir, 1836-1908; Victoria, Princess of Wales, 1868-1935; Lord, W. W. (William Wilberforce), 1819-1907; Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917; Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892