Autograph Letter Signed, to W.E.Forster M.P., explaining that he might have difficulty attending the meeting, although “my whole heart is with the Bechuanas”, but “I may go down all of a sudden”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, fine. St. Giles’s House, Cranborne, Salisbury, 19 November 1883. Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-85), factory reformer and philanthropist.