The New American Ambassador, Mr. Whitelaw Reid

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

The New American Ambassador, Mr. Whitelaw Reid is an illustration by Walter Paget published in The Sphere on 1 july 1905.

On 23 june 1905, Arthur Conan Doyle spoke at the Pilgrim's Banquet at Claridge's Hotel, London, to welcome the new American Ambassador.

The illustrator, Walter Paget, was the brother of Sidney Paget.

The New American Ambassador, Mr. Whitelaw Reid

Welcomed to England by the Pilgrims.

The Sphere (1 july 1905, p. 5)

The Pilgrims entertained Mr. Whitelaw Reid to dinner at Claridge, on June 23 under the chairmanship of Lord Roberts. The guests were arranged at thirty-two little tables. The diners al the ambassador's table were : Lord Roberts, Sir Frederick Pollock, the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, Lord Balfour of Burleigh, Lord Alverstone, Archdeacon Sinclair, the Hon. Stewart L. Woodford, the Earl of Aberdeen, and Sir H. Campbell Bannerman. This picture contains, besides those indicated. Sir L. Alma-Tadema, Lord Rothschild, Sir A. Conan Doyle, Mr. Buckle (editor of "The Times"), the Lord Mayor, Sir Thomas Lipton, the Rev. J. Campbell, and Sir Thomas Dewar.