Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. Arnold, the publisher, agreeing to meet, describing Africa as “the most fascinating place in the world”, hoping to return to Mombasa in some capacity. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches, fine. Brockwell, Triangle, Nr. Halifax, 2 September 1904. Sir Charles Norton Edgecumbe Eliot (1862 – 1931), British diplomat, colonial administrator and botanist. He served as Commissioner of British East Africa in 1900–1904. He was British Ambassador to Japan in 1919–1925. He was the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong.