Hugh Abercrombie Anderson

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Hugh "Abercrombie" Anderson
MBE
Born 10 February 1890
St. John's, Newfoundland
Died 9 November 1965
Queens, New York City, New York, United States of America
Pen name Hugh Abercrombie
Occupation Military Officer (Captain), manager of a theatrical business

Captain Hugh Abercrombie Anderson MBE (10 February 1890 – 9 November 1965) was a Canadian writer.

Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Anderson was the son of politician John Anderson. Following and education at Bishop Feild College and Edinburgh Academy, the first few years of his career was at the family business in St. John's, after which Anderson entered the military and rose to the rank of Captain. In 1921 he became manager of a theatrical business in New York owned by his brother John Murray Anderson. Anderson's dramatization of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Suicide Club received favourable reviews in 1929.

Under the pen name of Hugh Abercrombie he wrote the musical Auld Lang Syne, and in 1954 he published, under his own name, Out Without My Rubbers, the memoirs of John Murray Anderson.

Anderson was made MBE. He died at his home in Queens, New York.

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