This last included a number of accounts of encounters with ghosts. Augustus John Cuthbert Hare (13 March 1834 – 22 January 1903) was an English writer and raconteur. ")
In his biography of Somerset Maugham writer Ted Morgan mentions that Hare whom he refers to as "the last Victorian" befriended Maugham who became a frequent guest at his country house Holmhurst in Baldslow Sussex.
He was the youngest son of Francis George Hare of Herstmonceux East Sussex and Gresford Flintshire Wales and nephew of Augustus William Hare and Julius Hare. This last included a number of accounts of encounters with ghosts. He also compiled numerous travel books compiled for John Murray including Walks in Rome Walks in London Wanderings in Spain Cities of Northern Southern and Central Italy (separate works) Days near Rome.