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Wilfrid Hugh Chesson (1870 - 1952)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Novelist and critic. Wilfrid Hugh Chesson was the son of journalist Frederick W. Chesson. He worked as a journalist and reader for publisher T. Fisher Unwin. Chesson was the editor of the works of actor Charles Keen. He wrote several novels, including the bildungsroman Name this Child (1894) and the supernatural tale A Great Lie (1897). In 1901 he married novelist Eleanor Jane Hopper (“Nora Hopper”) (1871–1906).


Born: 1870 in Lambeth, London, England, United Kingdom

Died: 1952

Gender: Male

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