Hugh Stowell Scott (1862-1903) was an English novelist (under the pseudonym of Henry Seton Merriman). He was an underwriter in Lloyd's, but having a strong literary bent, latterly devoted himself to writing novels, many of which had great popularity. He worked with great care, and his best books hold a high place in modern fiction. He was unusually modest and retiring in character. His works include Young Mistley (1888), Suspense (1890), Prisoners and Captives (1891), The Slave of the Lamp (1892), From One Generation to Another (1892), With Edged Tools (1894), The Sowers (generally considered his best) (1896), In Kedar's Tents (1897), The Grey Lady (1897), Roden's Corner (1898), Dross (1899), Isle of Unrest (1900), The Velvet Glove (1901), The Vultures (1902), From Wisdom Court (1903), Barlasch of the Guard (1903), The Last Hope (1904), and Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories (1904).