Catherine Hutton

Catherine Hutton

Catherine Hutton (11 February 175613 March 1846) was an English novelist and letter-writer.

Born in Birmingham, the daughter of historian William Hutton, she became a friend of the scientist and discoverer of oxygen Joseph Priestley and the novelist Robert Bage. A keen letter-writer, she corresponded with, among others, Charles Dickens, Edward Bulwer-Lytton and her mathematician cousin Charles Hutton.cite encyclopedia|last=Mitchell|first=Rosemary|encyclopedia=Oxford Dictionary of National Biography|title=Hutton, Catherine (1756–1846)|url=http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/14299|accessdate=2008-02-21|edition=Online Edition|year=2004|publisher=Oxford University Press|location=Oxford] She built up a collection of over two thousand letters, some of which were published after her death. [cite web|url=http://www3.shropshire-cc.gov.uk/hutton.htm|title=Catherine Hutton|accessdate=2008-02-21|date=2004-03-11|work=Literary Heritage West Midlands|publisher=Shropshire County Council]

Hutton published a number of novels including "The Miser Married: a Novel" (1813) - itself partly written as a series of letters - "The Welsh Mountaineer" (1817) and "Oakwood Hall" (1819). She also wrote a history of the Queens of England and numerous pieces of journalism.

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* [http://www3.shropshire-cc.gov.uk/etexts/E000311.htm The miser married] Complete text of Hutton's first published novel
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