An English explorer, hunter, and writer. Hyatt left his comfortable family home and struck out around the world c. 1896.
He rejected his family's great wealth (although he took a fair amount with him) to strike out on his own as one of the minor Victorian explorers. He was a great traveller, opening up trade routes across Africa, notably Rhodesia where he used ox carts to supply the trading posts of the great white hunters. He also travelled to Singapore, the Phillipines, China and America. He was involved in several wars, notably as a mercenary and not fighting for anyone in particular. God only knows how many children he left around the world. He returned home to England in his 30's (1905) and started writing Boys stories of his adventures and books about his travels.The books are documented, and some are online. By 1910 he was quite ill as a result of his travels and was addicted to Morphine.
(Source New York Times July 2, 1914)