The American Ambassador (Mr Whitelaw Reid) has much pleasure in accepting to come to the Play. Lord Wolverhampton (Sir Henry Fowler as was) would have liked to have come but is afraid that as the Education Bill will be on at that time he will be unable to do so, the President of the Board of Agriculture also regrets. I must say I should have liked to have acted in the Play. E. S. Wood is acting Sosia and was looking up his predecessors beginning in the year 1726 up Library this morning. It must be rather delightful to have such a list of predecessors.