Born in Birmingham, the daughter of historian William Hutton, Hutton became a friend of the scientist and discoverer of oxygen Joseph Priestley and the novelist Robert Bage. A keen letter-writer, she corresponded with, among others, Charles Dickens, Edward Bulwer-Lytton and her mathematician cousin Charles Hutton. She built up a collection of over two thousand letters, some of which were published after her death.
Hutton published a number of novels including The Miser Married: a Novel (1813) - itself partly written as a series of letters - The Welsh Mountaineer (1817) and Oakwood Hall (1819). She also wrote a history of the Queens of England and numerous pieces of journalism.
|Wikisource has the text of the 1885–1900 Dictionary of National Biography's article about Hutton, Catherine.|
- The miser married Complete text of Hutton's first published novel
- "Archival material relating to Catherine Hutton". UK National Archives.
- The Tour of Africa - compiled by Catherine Hutton
- Reminiscences of a Gentlewoman of the Last Century: Letters of Catherine Hutton at the Internet Archive
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