Hugh Abercrombie Anderson
|Hugh "Abercrombie" Anderson
10 February 1890|
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
|Died||9 November 1965
Queens, New York, U.S.
|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 and Labrador, Anderson was the son of politician John Anderson. Following an 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 City owned by his brother John Murray Anderson. Anderson's dramatization of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Suicide Club received favourable reviews in 1929.
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