At the Circulating Library Author Information: John Gervase Hutchinson Bourne

Author: John Gervase Hutchinson Bourne (1803–1845)

Biography: John Gervas Hutchinson Bourne was born in 1803 in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. He attended Eton and Pembroke College, Oxford, where he took an M.A. and become a fellow of Magdalene College. On his marriage, he lost his fellowship and entered the Middle Temple. Bourne was called to the bar and worked on the Midland Circuit. At the age of 34, he was appointed the Chief Justice of Newfoundland, Canada. He wrote three works: a narrative poem The Exile of Idria: A German Tale (1833), a novel The Picture, and the Prosperous Man (1835), and another poem England Won (1845). He died in 1845 in Canada.


References: Annual Register for 1845 (1846)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Picture: and The Prosperous Man.  3 vol.  London: James Cochrane, 1835.