Geraldine Mitton

Novelist, Biographer, Editor


Lifetime: 1868 - 1955 Passed: ≈ 68 years ago

Geraldine Edith Mitton pen name G. E. Mitton, was an English novelist, biographer, editor, and guide-book writer. Born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, she was the third daughter of Rev. Henry Arthur Mitton, a master of Sherburn Hospital. In 1896, she moved to London, where she worked with Walter Besant on his survey of London. In 1899 she joined the staff of the publishing company A & C Black, where she was on the editorial staff of Who's Who. She married colonial administrator Sir George Scott in 1920, becoming his third wife. She collaborated with Scott on several novels set in Burma, and wrote his biography, Scott of the Shan Hills, which was published in 1936, the year after his death.


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