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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Marie Louise Hutcheson

Author: Marie Louise Hutcheson (1854–1914)

Alternate Name(s): Mallard Herbertson (pseudonym); Joseph (maiden name)

Biography: Marie Louise Hutcheson was born in 1854 in Aberdare, Wales, the daughter of colliery-owner Thomas Joseph and Louisa Davis. In 1876, she married the physician John Davies Hutcheson. Under the pseudonym "Mallard Herbertson" she wrote the novel Led from Afar (1888). With the ill health of John, the couple travelled to Algiers, Egypt, and Italy. She used the experiences as the material for her subsequent novels. Before his death in 1893, her husband wrote a single novel. She appears to have given up writing thereafter. She died on 25 January 1914 in Kensington. With no children of her own, she left her considerable fortune to her sisters.

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References: British Census (1861, 1881, 1891); Merthyr Express (7 January 1893); Western Mail (30 January 1914; 11 March 1914)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Led from Afar: A Story.  2 vol.  London: Remington, 1888.
  2. Taia: A Shadow of the Nile.  1 vol.  London: Remington, 1890.
  3. Bruno the Conscript.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1894.
  4. Bardossi's Daughter.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1895.