Autograph letter signed.
8vo. 1 p.
To Sir Walter: "I hope you will kindly excuse me from coming tonight as I see no immediate end to my work - unless I put in a few hours extra. I hope to be free by about noon tomorrow [...]".
The Anglo-Irish diplomat and colonial administrator Sir Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson (1849-1913) served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Natal and Zululand (1893 to 1901) and as Governor of the Cape Colony (1901ff.).
On paper with embossed address; reverse with traces of mounting.