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Hutchinson's Magazine

Hutchinson & Co., 34 Paternoster Row, London E.C.4



This monthly story magazine was started in July 1919 as Hutchinson's Story Magazine but was soon re-named Hutchinson's Magazine. In 1924 after 61 issues it was changed in size from the standard story magazine format (240 x 165 mm) to a large format (300 x 220 mm, see left) with both coated and (cheaper) pulp paper, the same size as Good Housekeeping, and the numbering of issues was changed (see below).

Walter Hutchinson published the work of many popular authors such as E.F. Benson, H de Vere Stacpoole, Rider Haggard, and "Sapper" (where the first Bulldog Drummond story appeared), and saw the magazine as an opportunity to serialise a novel and then publish it again in a book, so in effect to sell it twice.

Blampied's illustrations appeared in 31 consecutive monthly issues between December 1921 and June 1924, while in 13 issues he provided illustrations to two separate stories. Blampied illustrated 18 'spook' stories by E.F. Benson and six stories by H. de Vere Stacpoole. One of the illustrations for a story by Benson was used on the cover of a collection of his stories published in 1926 by Hutchinson called Visible and Invisible. Blampied's illustrations also appeared in 23 issues of the magazine Woman, which was started by Hutchinson in April 1924. Woman was merged with this title in 1929, which had reverted to the name Hutchinson's Story Magazine in about September 1928. It had earlier merged with Hutchinson's Mystery and Adventure Story Magazine. The title ceased publication in December 1929 when Hutchinson closed his magazine division.


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Cover designer not named, not Blampied


Published: monthly

Price: 1 shilling

Numbering: Volume 1 to 10 consisted of 6 issues each, numbered 1 to 60; volume 11 was 1 issue, number 61; in volume 12 in August 1924 the numbering started again from issue 1 to 5, and from volume 13 each volume contained 6 consecutive issues until the last - volume 20, issue 5, in December 1929. 125 issues in total.

Pages: 128 pp then variable, up to 144 pp, down to 88 pp

Dimensions: 240 x 164 to August 1924; 295 x 217 mm thereafter

Editor: none named

Printer: Hazell, Watson & Viney, Ltd., London and Aylesbury; then Eyre & Spottiswode, Down Park Road, London E. 8

Blampied issues: 41 (1921 - 1; 1922 - 12; 1923 - 12; 1924 - 10; 1925 - 2; 1926 - 4)


See also:

Mike Ashley (2006) The Age of the Storytellers. British Popular Fiction Magazines 1880-1950. London & Delaware, USA: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press

Hutchinson's Magazine at FictionMags Index.



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— 1921 —


 December, volume 5, number 30, pages 601-613: The Fairy Prince by E. Hallowell Abbott: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by E. Blampied.


— 1922 —


 January, volume 6, number 31, pages 39-44: The Hand of Alice Skimpole by Izak Goller: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 February, volume 6, number 32, pages 154-163: Practice by Izak Goller: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 March, volume 6, number 33, pages 277-289: The Diary of the Dead by Alban Gordon: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 April, volume 6, number 34, pages 337-348: The outcast by E.F. Benson: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 April, volume 6, number 34, pages 377-394: Crotons by J Allen Dunn: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 May, volume 6, number 35, pages 505-514: The Path of Fear by Guy Dent: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 June, volume 6, number 36, pages 561-572: Mrs Amsworth by E.F. Benson: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 June, volume 6, number 36, pages 639-650: Virtue by Tennyson Jesse: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 July, volume 7, number 37, pages 25-34: The Red Bitch Gives Battle by F.A.M. Webster: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 August, volume 7, number 38, pages 123-133: The Gardener by E.F. Benson: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 September, volume 7, number 39, pages 236-245: The Horror-Horn by E.F. Benson: 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one half page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 October, volume 7, number 40, pages 358-370: And the Dead Spake-- by E.F. Benson: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 October, volume 7, number 40, pages 394-404: The Comforting of Jules Le Quentel by M.P. Willocks: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 November, volume 7, number 41, pages 469-479: Visible and Invisible by E.F. Benson: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 November, volume 7, number 41, pages 510-523: The Long and Short of It by Anthony Wharton: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 December, volume 7, number 42, pages 604-613: In the Tube by E.F. Benson: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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— 1923 —


 January, volume 8, number 43, pages 1-11: Machaon by E.F. Benson: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 February, volume 8, number 44, pages 115-125: Mr. Tilly's Seance by E.F. Benson: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 March, volume 8, number 45, pages 285-295: At the Farmhouse by E.F. Benson: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 April, volume 8, number 46, pages 339-349: Inscrutable Decrees by E.F. Benson: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 May, volume 8, number 47, pages 494-504: Roderick's Story by E.F. Benson: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 June, volume 8, number 48, pages 639-644: The end of the car by Eric Maschwitz: 1 monochrome drawing in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one full page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 July, volume 9, number 49, pages 1-13: The Fall by Stacy Aumonier: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 August, volume 9, number 50, pages 121-126: Funeral March by Eric Maschwitz: 1 monochrome drawing in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one full page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 August, volume 9, number 50, pages 213-220: Folded wings by George A. Chamberlain: 1 monochrome drawing in pen, ink and wash signed Blam, one full page. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 September, volume 9, number 51, pages 230-238: The story of a girl by H. de Vere Stacpoole: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 October, volume 9, number 52, pages 345-356: John Challoner's wife by Margery Lawrence: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 November, volume 9, number 53, pages 441-452: Expiation by E.F. Benson: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 November, volume 9, number 53, pages 505-517: Robin's rath by Margery Lawrence: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 December, volume 9, number 54, pages 551-560: Confession by H. de Vere Stacpoole: 2 full page two-colour drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 December, volume 9, number 54, pages 588-598: Naboth's Vineyard by E.F. Benson: 2 full page two- colour drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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— 1923 —


 January, volume 10, number 55, pages 46-56: Behind the eyes by Meredith Vibart: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 January, volume 10, number 55, pages 109-122: The Little Mistress by A.E. Coppard: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 February, volume 10, number 56, pages 141-150: The Shoe Pinches by H. de Vere Stacpoole: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 February, volume 10, number 56, pages 187-196: The Face by E.F. Benson: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 March, volume 10, number 57, pages 292-306: Midway by Alice Hegan Rice: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 March, volume 10, number 57, pages 337-350: The Dreamer by Katharine Reynolds: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 April, volume 10, number 58, pages 425-433: The story of Dakea and the charm by H. de Vere Stacpoole: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 April, volume 10, number 58, pages 461-480: Prince Charming and the three Princesses by Tennyson Jesse: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 May, volume 10, number 59, pages 567-579: Spinach by E.F. Benson: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 May, volume 10, number 59, pages 605-618: Half a loaf by Gladys St. John Loe: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 June, volume 10, number 60, pages 741-749: The Torrent by H. de Vere Stacpoole: 1 full page monochrome drawing in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 June, volume 10, number 60, pages 788-794: One of four by F. Dudley Hoys: 2 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 September, volume 12, number 2, pages 146-150+: Corstophine by E.F. Benson: 1 drawing over two pages and 1 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 October, volume 12, number 3, pages 282-286+: The old card table by Mrs Baillie Reynolds: 1 drawing over two pages and 1 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 November, volume 12, number 4, pages 408-412+: The Temple by E.F. Benson: 1 drawing over two pages and 1 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


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 December, volume 12, number 5, pages 538-648: Baker's Fury by F. Tennyson Jesse: 1 drawing over two pages and 1 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


— 1925 —


 July, volume 14, number 1, pages 14-20+: Bagnell Terrace by E.F. Benson: 1 drawing over two pages and 1 full page monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 October, volume 14, number 4, pages 352-357+: Where the great stars burn by H. de Vere Stacpoole: 1 drawing over two pages and 3 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


— 1926 —


 January, volume 15, number 1, pages 8-12+: Johnson and the Viatique by H. de Vere Stacpoole: 2 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 February, volume 15, number 2, pages 211-214+:God's Mercy by Eustace Ainsworth: 1 monochrome drawing in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 April, volume 15, number 4, pages 405-408+: The Ditty Box by Eden Phillpotts: 2 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".


 October, volume 16, number 2, pages 157-160+: A Man on His Own by Roland Pertwee: 2 monochrome drawings in pen, ink and wash signed Blam. Credit: Illustrated by "Blam".