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Mary Catherine Hume, who following her marriage published as Mary Hume-Rothery, wrote in a number of genres from the mid-nineteenth century onwards Her works include a biography, several collections of poems (many of which reflect her Swedenborgian views), a novel, a collection of children's stories, three religious texts, and a number of essays and pamphlets on the medical profession, vaccination, and the Contagious Diseases Acts.
14 December 1824 MCH was born in Bryanston Square, London, the youngest child but one in a family of seven. Bibliographic Citation link.
1850 MCH published her first book, anonymously, at Boston: A Brief Sketch of the Life, Character, and Religious Opinions of the Late Charles Augustus Tulk, Addressed to the Members of the New Church. Bibliographic Citation link.
Early 1857 MCH's The Wedding Guests; or, The Happiness of Life, A Novel investigated the workings of the marriage market. Bibliographic Citation link.
14 February 1885 Two years after her diagnosis of breast cancer MCH died, just past sixty. The cancer had spread to her brain. Bibliographic Citation link.
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