Diary of visits to Aston, Derbyshire, 1-8 August, 1779; early twentieth century articles relating to the diary; published extracts of Catherine's letters written during tours to North Wales and serialised in Monthly Magazine , 1796-1800.
Diary and Other Miscellaneous Papers of and Relating to Catherine Hutton
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- ReferenceGB 150 MS15
- Dates of Creation1779-[19--]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description5 items
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Administrative / Biographical History
Catherine Hutton, 1756-1846, was the only daughter of William Hutton (1723-1815, historian of Birmingham) and his wife, Sarah Cock of Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Catherine never married and despite delicate health, she lived in her father's house after his death until her own at the age of 91. During her lifetime Catherine wrote extensively. She published three novels: The Miser Married , 1813; The Welsh Mountaineer , 1817; and Oakwell Hall , 1819. Other publications include memoirs of her father which appeared shortly after his death in 1815 as The Life of William Hutton: including a particular Account of the Riots at Birmingham in 1791. To which is subjoined the History of his family, written by himself and published by his daughter, Catherine Hutton ; and The History of Birmingham...continued to the present time by Catherine Hutton . She also contributed many papers and articles to various journals.
Catherine maintained frequent and regular correspondence throughout her life with family, friends and others, including famous contemporaries and she also collected autograph letters. She also travelled widely. A selection of her correspondence and other personal writings was published by her cousin Catherine Hutton Beale, in 1891, in Reminiscences of a Gentlewoman of the Last Century and this publication includes extracts from the diary and letters which form part of this collection.
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