Henry Thomas (Harry) Blyth was born in Greenwich, London, in 1852, and became a journalist, writing for a variety of English and Scottish papers. He wrote for many of Alfred Harsmworth's papers of the 1890s, including the first Sexton Blake story, "The Missing Millionaire", under the pseudonym Hal Meredeth, for The Halfpenny Marvel in 1893. He also contributed to Pluck, Popular, Chums and Union Jack, among others. He and a colleague produced a Scottish comic paper, Chiel, which ran for eight years. He died of typhoid fever in 1898, aged only 46.
- Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, p. 21