Joseph Hatton

Joseph Paul Christopher Hatton (3 February 1837 (baptised Andover 22 March 1837) – 31 July 1907) was a novelist and journalist.[1][2] He was the editor of The Sunday Times from 1874 to 1881. He died in St John’s Wood, Middx aged 70.


Hatton was born and baptised in Andover, Hampshire, but his parents, Francis Augustus and Mary Ann Hatton, moved to Chesterfield when he was still young, where he later became apprenticed as a printer to his father Francis. Hatton married Louisa Johnson and had three children, Helen Howard Hatton, Bessie Lyle Hatton and Frank Hatton.[3] His brother Joshua Hatton was also a journalist. Hatton accompanied Henry Irving on his North American tour to write his biography.[4]






  1. John Sutherland (1990) [1989]. "Hatton, Joseph". The Stanford Companion to Victorian Literature. p. 284.
  2. "Hatton, Joseph". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. pp. 801–802.
  3. Andrew Sanders, ‘Hatton, Joseph Paul Christopher in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  4. "Mr Josseph Hatton". The Week : a Canadian journal of politics, literature, science and arts. 1 (14): 215. 6 Mar 1884.

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Preceded by
Edmund Scale
Editor of the Sunday Times
Succeeded by
Neville Bruce
Preceded by
Harry Benjamin Vogel
Editor of The People
Succeeded by
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