John Mathew Gutch FSA (1776-1861) was an English writer and history specialist.
John Mathew, oldest child of John Gutch, was conceived in 1776, presumably at Oxford, and was taught at Christ's Hospital, where he was the schoolfellow of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Charles Lamb. He initially entered business as a law stationer in Southampton Buildings, where Lamb for a period held up with him in the last piece of 1800. Shortly before Lamb's demise Gutch authorized F. S. Cary to paint Lamb's representation.
In 1803 Gutch moved to Bristol, and moved toward becoming proprietor and printer of Felix Farley's Bristol Journal, with which he was associated till his demise, however he discarded his restrictive offer of the paper in 1844. Gutch procured an incredible notoriety as a common writer, and this prompted him to join with Robert Alexander in beginning the London Morning Journal; in this undertaking he not just lost a great part of the cash which he had spared, but on the other hand was arraigned for slandering George IV and Lord-chancellor John Copley, first Baron Lyndhurst in May 1829. Gutch nearly on the double disjoined his association with the paper; he was, in any case, indicted in December, yet was in the blink of an eye a while later released alone recognisances. Alexander, who had been worried in a further slander on the Duke of Wellington, was sent to Newgate Prison, and the Morning Journal was stifled.
Other than his journalistic work Gutch directed for a few years a used book business, and issued two inventories in 1810 and 1812, and was likewise the distributer of a couple of books. After his second marriage in 1823 he moved to Worcester, where he joined his better half's dad as an investor, yet at the same time went to Bristol consistently to superintend the distribution of Farley's Journal. The bank flopped in 1848.
Gutch had a substantial library, particularly wealthy underway of George Wither, which was sold by Messrs. Sotheby and Wilkinson in London in 1858 for over £1,800.
He kicked the bucket at his living arrangement, Barbourne, close Worcester, on 20 Sept. 1861, matured 84. Gutch was twice hitched: (1) to Mary Wheeley, girl of a coachmaker at Birmingham, by whom he had one child, John Wheeley Gough Gutch, and (2) in 1823 to Mary, a little girl of Mr. Lavender, a broker of Worcester; by her he had no youngsters. He was a J.P. for Worcestershire, and an individual of the Society of Antiquaries.
Gutch composed or altered:
Account of a particular Imposture did at Bristol by one Mary Baker, styling herself the Princess Caraboo, 1817. as to hoaxer 'Princess Caraboo'.
Ballads of George Wither, Bristol, 1820, three vols.; this accumulation was never finished; a few duplicates are isolated into four vols., and bear the date 1839. Gutch had composed a real existence of Wither, evidently to go with his release of the sonnets, however when he stopped Bristol left the sheets in a distribution center, in which they endured such damage that "on the off chance that I had not protected for my very own private library sheets of whatever, I couldn't have made an ideal duplicate. This I have done, and it is the just a single in presence" (letter from Gutch, cited in Athenæum, 1858, I. 500).
The Country Constitutional Guardian, a month to month sequential which showed up from 1822 to 1824.
The present method of Election of the Mayor and Sheriffs and Common Council of Bristol,' Bristol, 1825; republished from 'Farley's Journal.'
Felix Farley Rhymes by Themaninthemoon, i.e. Rev. John Eagles, who was a companion of Gutch.
Perceptions upon the Writing of the Ancients, upon the Materials they utilized, and upon the Introduction of the Art of Printing, Bristol, 1827; four papers read before the Literary and Philosophical Society of the Bristol Institution.
Robin Hood Garlands and Ballads, with the story of the lytell Geste. A gathering of the considerable number of sonnets and anthems identifying with this commended yeoman, with his history, 2 vols. 1850 (delineated by Fairholt). In 1867 showed up 'Robin Hood; a Collection of Ballads, Songs, and Poems, with Notes by J. M. Gutch.
A Garland of Roses from the Poems of the late Rev. John Eagles,' 1857; just fifty duplicates printed for private dissemination.
Watson Redivivus: four Discourses … of the Rev. George Watson, M.A., Fellow of University College, Oxford, and Tutor … of Bishop Horne, 1860.
Gutch likewise distributed secretly The Letters of Cosmo, which initially showed up in Farley's Journal, and earned for him the name of the Bristol Junius. As per the essayist in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1862, he likewise thought of a few leaflets on nearby subjects, and an octavo volume on the Bristol uproars of 1832. He added to the Gentleman's Magazine and to Notes and Queries, and at the season of his demise was gathering for the Warwickshire Archæological Society a background marked by the war zones of that area; a bit was distributed in the general public's Transactions.