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The New York Times, June 22, 1907

Ambassador Invites a Distinguished Company to Meet Him.

LONDON, June 21. - Ambassador Reid gave a dinner to Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) at Dorchester House this evening.

The guests included John Hicks, the American Minister to Chile; Lord Tennyson, President of the Royal Literary Fund; Sir Edward John Poynter, President of the Royal Academy; Sir Ernest Waterlow, President of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colors; Sir George D. Goldie, President of the Royal Geographical Society; Lord Glenesk, President of the Newspaper Press Fund; Sir George Reid, ex-President of the Royal Scottish Academy; Prof. Hubert Von Herkomer, R.A.; Alfred Austin, the Poet Laureate; Lord MacNaughton, Treasurer of Lincoln's Inn; Edward Cooper Willis, Treasurer of the Inner Temple; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Anthony Hope Hawkins, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Edwin Austin Abbey, Sidney Lee, Henry W. Lucy, ("Toby, M.P.,") August Belmont, Bram Stoker, O. J. W. Comyns Carr, Isaac N. Ford, Harry Brittain, John R. Carter, Secretary of the American Embassy, and the editors of several of the London papers.

There were no speeches at the dinner. Later the guests inspected the pictures and other treasures of Dorchester House.

The staff of Punch is arranging a special dinner in honor of Mark Twain. The date has not yet been fixed.

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