Thomas Hughes (1822–1896); social reformer and children's writer.
Thomas Hughes (1822–1896; Oxford DNB); social reformer and children's writer. Best known for Tom Brown's School Days (1857), a semi-autobiographical novel set at Rugby School, which Hughes had attended. Appointed a Vice-President of the Society of Authors.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Entry
Webster, Watmough. 'Our Portrait Gallery: His Honour Judge Hughes.' Photograph. The Law Gazette supplement (26 Aug. 1893). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hughes#/media/File:ThomasHughesInLawGazette.jpg.
“Hughes, Thomas,” The History of the Society of Authors, 1884–1914, accessed March 31, 2023, https://historysoa.com/people/Hughes-Thomas.