Author: John Davies Hutcheson
Author: John Davies Hutcheson (1850–1893)
Biography: John Davies Hutcheson was born on 29 October 1850 in Greenock, Scotland, the son of the Rev. James Hutcheson, a long-time minister in Greenock. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University. In July 1874, as a young man, Hutcheson moved to Aberdare, Wales and entered into a partnership with Dr. Davis. A few years later, in 1876, he married Mary Louise Joseph, the novelist and eldest daughter of Thomas Joseph. Due to ill health, Hutcheson retired from his practice in 1889, devoting his time to visiting Algiers, Egypt, and Italy and literary pursuits, writing the novel Maisie Warden (1891). He died at his home Glanynys House, Aberdare on 2 January 1893.
References: British Census (1881, 1891); Merthyr Express (7 January 1893)
- Maisie Warden. 1 vol. London: Alexander Gardner, 1891.
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